The SMART Justice Network strongly supports initiatives to expand access to treatment as early as possible for all individuals who are criminal justice involved. Many people struggle with substance misuse issues and are in need of treatment. Involvement with the criminal justice system often is the opportunity to provide the leverage needed to obtain an evaluation and treatment.
The Tennessee Redline is the statewide immediate resource for those looking for treatment options. It can be utilized by anyone, ranging from the general public looking for a referral to a program accessible through TENN Care to a judge or judicial assistant looking for an in-person treatment bed for a defendant. More information on the Redline is available here. The purpose of the REDLINE is to provide accurate, up-to-date alcohol, drug, problem gambling, and other addiction information and referrals to all citizens of Tennessee at their request. The Redline provides referrals for Co-Occurring A&D disorders that arise along with Mental Health disorders.