Treatment for Offenders Under Community Supervision (TIP 44, Chapter 10): 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 covers Chapter 10 (adobe pages 237-257) of TIP 44 and addresses substance abuse treatment for offenders under community supervision.


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).

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about substance abuse treatment for offenders under community supervision. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the population of substance abuse clients under community supervision, and discuss treatment components and levels of supervision and treatment for this group.

  2. Identify the treatment services that can reasonably be provided for people under community supervision, and describe common treatment issues.

  3. Discuss treatment issues specific to people on parole and those specific to probationers, and explain strategies for improving system collaboration.

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Course Number: 101461
Total Credit Hours: 2cr
Exam Fee: $13.94
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