American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry
AAAP is an international professional membership organization with almost 1,000 members. The membership consists of psychiatrists who specialize in addiction in their practices, faculty at various academic institutions, non-psychiatrist professionals who are making a contribution to the field of addiction psychiatry, residents and medical students.

American Society of Addiction Medicine
ASAM is a physician organization with state chapters nationwide. Their mission is to improve addiction medicine, educate health care providers and the public about addiction medicine, and support research on- and the prevention of- addiction.

Bureau of Justice
Mental Health Problems of Prison and Jail Inmates
This report presents estimates of the prevalence of mental health problems among prison and jail inmates using self-reported data on recent history and symptoms of mental disorders.

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
Treatment Improvement Protocol 42: Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons With Co-Occurring Disorder

Criminal Justice/Mental Health Information Network

Improving the Quality of Health Care for Mental and Substance-Use Conditions: Quality Chasm Series
A publication of the Institute of Medicine that provides a strategy for improving health care for mental and substance-use conditions.

National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice
The Center promotes awareness of the mental health needs of youth in contact with the juvenile justice system and assists the field in developing improved policies and practices to respond to these needs based on the best available research and practice.

National GAINS Center
The GAINS Center’s primary focus is expanding access to community-based services for adults diagnosed with co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders at all points of contact with the justice system. The Center emphasizes the provision of consultation and technical assistance to help communities achieve integrated systems of mental health and substance abuse services for individuals in contact with the justice system.

A Guide to Implementing Police-Based Diversion Programs for People with Mental Illness
This guide addresses what law enforcement agencies are doing nationally to improve their response to people with mental illness and explores how these agencies have overcome barriers to create and maintain effective programs.

Co-Occurring Disorders and Specialty Courts

Training material that provides specialty court staff an overview of the characteristics and needs of individuals with co-occurring disorders, and describes best practices associated with positive outcomes both in treatment settings and the court.

National Institute of Drug Abuse
NIDA’s mission is to lead the nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. This charge has two critical components: strategic support and conduct of research across a broad range of disciplines and ensuring the rapid and effective dissemination and use of the results of that research to significantly improve prevention, treatment and policy as it relates to drug abuse and addiction.

National Institute of Mental Health
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the largest scientific organization in the world dedicated to research focused on the understanding, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders and the promotion of mental health.

Rethinking the Revolving Door: A look at mental illness in the courts
A publication of the Center for Court Innovation by Derek Denckla and Greg Berman, it provides an overview of mental health and the courts and an analysis of the model projects currently being tested.

SAMHSA Co-Occurring Center for Excellence
COCE provides technical assistance, training, products, and resources to support the dissemination and adoption of best practices in systems and programs that serve persons with co-occurring disorders.

Screening, Assessment, and Treatment Planning for Persons with Co-Occurring Disorders
An overview paper from the Co-Occurring Center for Excellence that discusses the purpose, appropriate staffing, protocols, methods, advantages and disadvantages, and processes for integrated screening, assessment, and treatment planning for persons with COD as well as systems issues and financing.

Addressing Co-Occurring Disorders in Non-Traditional Service Settings
An overview paper from the Co-Occurring Center for Excellence on settings outside of the substance abuse and mental health treatment systems, including public safety and criminal justice, to prepare them to identify and effectively respond to individuals with co-occurring disorders.

The Council of State Governments - Justice Center