Community Supervision and Substance Use Disorders, Collaborating for Effective Training and Responses

November 2, 2016

Hosted by the National Reentry Resource Center, with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance

Successfully supervising people with substance use disorders in the community relies on strong collaboration between community supervision officers and substance use disorder treatment providers. In this webinar, panelists discuss best practices to ensure collaborative responses are maintained based on the drug of choice in a given community, effective training for agency staff is utilized, and that effective communication between community supervision and treatment providers is maintained. Jac Charlier, director of consulting and training at the Center for Health and Justice at TASC, provides an overview of the three key topic areas, and pairs of speakers representing both community supervision and behavioral health treatment agencies provide insights about how they coordinate to provide effective training and interventions in their jurisdictions.

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  • Mark Stovell, Program Associate, The Council of State Governments Justice Center


  • Jac Charlier, Director, Consulting and Training, Center for Health and Justice at TASC
  • Norma Brasda, Probation Officer Supervisor, Maricopa County (AZ)
  • Rachel Trautner, Clinical Coordinator, La Frontera Maricopa County (AZ)
  • Miguel Avila, Deputy Probation Officer, San Joaquin County (CA)
  • Rico Molina, Program Manager, San Joaquin County Behavioral Health Services, San Joaquin County (CA)


The National Reentry Resource Center’s web-based tool on Collaborative Comprehensive Case Plans has more information on how community supervision agencies and community-based substance use disorder treatment provider agencies can collaborate to develop case plans that effectively balance criminogenic needs and behavioral health needs.”