Treatment Issues in Pretrial and Diversion Settings: (TIP 44, Chapter 7): Substance Abuse Treatment for Adults in the Criminal Justice System

About the Course:

This publication presents clinical guidelines to help substance abuse treatment counselors address issues that arise from their clients’ status in the criminal justice system and to aid personnel in the criminal justice system in understanding and addressing the challenges of working with offenders with substance use disorders. This course addresses major treatment issues and approaches in pretrial and diversion settings. This course covers Chapter 7 only.


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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Substance Abuse Treatment for Adults in the Criminal Justice System was published as Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 44 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

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This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about treatment issues in pretrial and diversion settings. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss characteristics of the justice-involved, drug-using population and how treatment services may be part of the pretrial justice system.

  2. Describe key aspects of the trial and post-verdict periods and ways in which an offender may be diverted to treatment.

  3. Identify treatment services that can reasonably be provided in the pretrial setting as well as common treatment issues that may arise.

  4. Explain how to develop pretrial treatment services, and list resources that may be of help.

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Course Number: 101446
Total Credit Hours: 3cr
Exam Fee: $20.91
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