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Notable Recent Reports


The Vera Institute of Justice - No Access to Justice: Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness and Jail   PDF icon homelessness-brief-web.pdf

SAMSHA's (September 2020) Key Substance Use and Mental Health Indicators in the United States:Results from the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health   PDF icon pep20-07-01-001-pdf_1.pdf

SAMSHA's Annual Mental Health and Substance Use Data provides roadmap for future action MORE

Prison Policy Initiative - "Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2020" reviews the many types of correctional facilities and the reasons that 2.3 million people are confined in the U.S. This report offers some much needed clarity by piecing together the U.S.'s disparate systems of confinement. MORE

The Sentencing Project's key fact sheet provides a compilation of major developments in the criminal justice system over the past several decades.  PDF icon trends-in-us-corrections_5.pdf

News and Research

Pioneer Human Services was the lead author on a study on Supervising Employees with Criminal History: An Exploratory Study of Manager Strategies and Perceptions that was published in the International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology - January, 31 2020.

The National Academies of Sciences-Engineering-Medicine, 10-29-19, Juvenile Justice - Moving from Punishment to Hope and Healing MORE

OJJDP Bulletin - Juvenile Arrests 2016 describes the current arrest trends from 1980 to 2016, using data from the FBI's Uniform Crime Report. MORE

The Sentencing Project reports on, "Can we wait 75 years to cut the prison population in half" MORE

University of Michigan’s Center for the Study of Drugs, Alcohol, Smoking, and Health reported that studies show stressful life events are associated with reductions in a person’s chances of becoming or remaining abstinent from drugs for at least 3 years. MORE

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention shared a spotlight on girls in the juvenile justice system. The report includes the latest data highlight trends and characteristics of girls at various stages in the juvenile justice system. MORE     

Gallup and Sharecare continued to track and analyze the factors that contribute to higher well-being for Americans in 2017, with more than 2.6 million interviews completed since 2008. The Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index encompasses more than just physical health and economic indicators. It measures how Americans feel about and experience their daily lives across five elements of well-being: purpose, social, financial, community and physical. MORE

NIAAA - There is a new online resource available to help people recognize and find high quality care for alcohol use disorder, which affects more than 15 million adults in the United States. The Alcohol Treatment Navigator, designed by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health, is a comprehensive, yet easy-to-use tool to help individuals and their loved ones navigate the often-complicated process of choosing treatment for alcohol problems. MORE