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May 2, 2022

Screening and Assessment for Substance Use Disorders

It also provides information as to how judges and court officials can help incorporate screening and assessment tools into court processes. Readily available screening and assessment tools for detecting substance use disorders can support the diversion of individuals from the overburdened criminal justice system into treatment, enable alternatives, and inform critical decisions about immediate medical needs, release planning, and community supervision. Put simply, screening and assessment provide information that can help save and rebuild lives, reduce recidivism, and promote public safety.

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