Online Diversion Programs: Making Justice More Restorative

Research shows that diversion programs not only reduce recidivism, but are less costly to the state than the court process and incarceration. Affordable, online diversion helps ease the stress of deadlines, streamlining the process for both courts and offenders. 

Substance Abuse Education to Combat Effects of COVID-19

Most of our nation has experienced many effects of COVID-19, even if we haven’t personally been sick. We don’t know the extent of how the virus will affect our nation’s public health, but there are a few things that we know so far. Many people have experienced isolation, anxiety, fear, depression, conflict, and abuse. Others […]

The High Costs of Marijuana Legalization

Across the United States, there’s an ongoing case being made to legalize marijuana state-by-state. CBS News reported that legalization of recreational marijuana was on the ballot in five states this Election Day. While Arizona rejected the legalization of recreational marijuana, California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada voted to legalize it.

Evidence-Based Strategies to Reduce Teen Vaping

Vaping continues to be a major public health concern among middle and high school students—with more than 2 million students in the U.S. reporting using e-cigarettes in 2021. While nicotine use can cause harmful health effects for anyone, it’s especially detrimental for adolescents because their brains are still developing. One of our goals at 3rd […]