Reports & Presentations
On April 7, 2016, the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), released a report titled "Regulating Marijuana in California." Authored by Patrick Murphy and John Carnevale, the report concludes that, if California legalizes recreational marijuana, the state should develop a single highly regulated marijuana market-- for medical and recreational uses. The report analyzes the regulatory approaches taken by Washington and Colorado-- the first two states to legalize recreational marijuana-- to help California learn from their experiences.
This whitepaper examines the opportunities and challenges presented by the Affordable Care Act (the ACA) for criminal justice reentry.
An estimated 6.89 million individuals were under the supervision of adult correctional systems in 2013, 4.75 million under community supervision, 1.57 million in prison, and roughly 731,000 housed in local jails on any given day. With millions more passing through local jails every year, people flowing through the criminal justice system are less likely to have health coverage and often have significant healthcare needs. Yet while the criminal justice system accounts for only a small percentage of the U.S. population, an estimated 14% of residents with HIV, 33% of those with Hepatitis-C, and 40% of those with tuberculosis pass through correctional facilities, while 40% of men and nearly 60% of women in jail have at least one chronic health condition. According to numerous studies, healthcare disruptions when these individuals reenter the community have been found to lead to increased rates or re-incarceration, worse healthcare outcomes, and more costly care.
Delivered at the 2013 Utah Valley University Conference on Addiction, this presentation examines the non-medical use of prescription drugs and the Office of National Drug Control Policy's (ONDCP) strategies to curtail prescription drug abuse, notably examining Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PMPs) and the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) Proposed Rule governing prescription drug takeback programs.
Using information retained by the Treasury Enforcement Communications System (TECS) and other sources, Carnevale Assoiciates worked closely with the SAI, the U.S. Department of Justice, National Drug Intelligence Center, and the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Customs and Border Protection, to develop a method for monitoring the quantity of drug-related bulk cash exiting the country each year at ports of entry on the Southwest Border of the United States.
Materials associated with this work are currently FOUO.
This presentation, delivered at the National Conference of Insurance Legislators' (NCOIL) annual meeting in Point Clear, Alabama, examines the non-medical use of prescription drugs (particularly opioids), the consequences of non-medical use, and the strategies currently available to combat such use.
Delivered at the 51st Regular Session of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) in 2012, this presentation explores the importance and relevance of evidence-based drug policy particularly: formulation, monitoring, and evaluation. The presentation also examines how this policymaking method is more efficient than methods that do not utilize such evidence. The presentation considers general principles of policymaking and explains how to apply those principles to a national drug policy, linking those principles to CICAD's policy framework, which is comprised of: Community, Strategy, Evaluation, and Budget.
Delivered at the 2012 Joint Meeting on Adolescent Treatment Effectiveness, this presentation outlines an ongoing multi-site, four-year evaluation of the Juvenile Drug Court (JDC) and Reclaiming Futures (RF) Initiative. Under the initiative, juvenile drug courts integrate the 16-element JDC model with the 6-step RF model.
This 2012 presentation highlights current trends in prescription drug abuse and potential policy solutions.
Delivered at the National Prevention Network (NPN) Conference in Atlanta, GA on September 22, 2011, this presentation created for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) under the Data Analysis Coordination and Consolidation Center (DACCC) explores ways to use prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) to inform substance abuse prevention policy and decision making.
This 2011 U.S. Department of Justice National Drug Intelligence Center report-- prepared by Carnevale Associates, LLC. and Simeone Associates, Inc.-- examines the economic cost of illicit drug use in America, concluding that such use cost the U.S. $193 billion in 2007.