Supporting effective local, state, and tribal responses to illicit substance use and misuse in order to reduce overdose deaths, promote public safety, and support access to treatment and recovery services in the criminal justice system.
Learn how law enforcement-led deflection presents opportunities to help drug-endangered children, the youngest victims of the nation’s opioid crisis. View the new resource here.
Deadline: October 28, 2020
BJA’s COSSAP seeks applications to develop clinical guidelines and protocols to help jail administrators, correctional officers, and jail-based clinicians identify and safely manage substance withdrawal in jail-based settings. Learn more here.
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.9 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs, and a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends. The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths. Learn more at https://takebackday.dea.gov/.
The purpose of this publication is to help readers develop or expand existing telehealth programs. Read Using Telehealth for Behavioral Health in the Criminal Justice System here.
The article highlights efforts that collect near-real-time data, identify types of abused substances, and rapidly disseminate critical data to where they are needed. Read the article here.
This five-part series outlines the five pathways of first responder diversion (FRD), designed to turn criminal justice encounters into opportunities to connect individuals with treatment, recovery support, housing, and social services. View the second document in the series here.
The COSSAP Data Visualization Tool enables interested persons to see the types of agencies that received funds, where those agencies are located, the projects and activities that are being done at each site, and site profiles. View it at https://www.cossapresources.org/Program/SiteGrants/Data/Visuals/COSSAP.
Thank you for visiting the COSSAP Resource Center! We value your inquiries and input and welcome your questions and requests for assistance, including training and technical assistance. We also look forward to the sharing of your success stories, best practices, and promising strategies.
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