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.
The Bureau of Justice Assistance seeks applications from individual practitioners and cross-sector teams interested in adopting bold solutions and reimagining how diverse organizations and agencies with different missions can engage to address substance use and misuse in rural communities. More Details
BJA leadership—in collaboration with the COSSAP team and TASC's Center for Health and Justice—invites you to a 2-part webinar to be held on August 16, 2022, and August 18, 2022, at 2:00 p.m., ET, each day. Learn more about this and other upcoming webinars at https://www.cossapresources.org/Learning/Online.
The Catching Up With COSSAP newsletter collects articles (many original to this publication), resources, and training announcements with the express goal of informing and engaging those dedicated to reversing the tide of America's substance misuse crisis. View the newsletter here.
This new eCourse from the Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network (JCOIN) introduces deflection as a community-centered approach for police and other first responders, treatment providers, and community partners to connect people with substance use disorders to treatment, deflecting individuals from justice system entry. Access is free; registration is required. Learn more and enroll here.
This new online course from JCOIN and The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center provides an introduction to the latest research on stigma surrounding substance use disorders and criminal justice involvement. Learn more here.
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