COSSAP Webinar: Utilizing Smart Phone Applications to Support People with Substance Use Disorders in the Recovery Process

Webinar — 3/7/2023

This webinar will highlight three harm-reduction focused smartphone applications for PWUD.

Data to Action Through Public Health and Public Safety Partnerships: OFR and PHAST

Webinar — 3/3/2023

This webinar will discuss the value of multidisciplinary approaches to prevent overdose.

Best Practices in Implementing Culturally Responsive and Inclusive Peer Recovery Support Services in Latinx Communities

Webinar — 3/1/2023

This webinar will explore how to implement culturally responsive and inclusive PRSS, particularly within Latinx communities.

COSSAP Webinar: How EMS Is Impacting the Lives of Overdose Patients in North Carolina

Webinar — 2/23/2023

In this webinar, the state medical director for the North Carolina EMS will describe the EMS medication-assisted “bridge” programs developed in several countywide EMS agencies.

OFR Annual Report: Empowering Community Action

Webinar — 2/15/2023

This webinar will highlight what to include in your annual report and how your annual report can help communicate lessons learned to stakeholders and the community.  

Rural Learning Community: Implementing Data-Driven Approaches to Addressing SUD in Rural Communities

Webinar — 2/14/2023

This session will provide an overview of Overdose Fatality Reviews and ODMAP and will feature programs from Moffat County, Colorado, and Rice County, Minnesota.

Best Practices In Implementing Peer Recovery Support Services In Law Enforcement Settings

Webinar — 1/31/2023

This webinar will explore the effective implementation of PRSS within two law enforcement deflection initiatives, located in Winthrop and Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Critical Elements for Implementing Active Outreach Deflection Programs

Webinar — 1/26/2023

In this webinar, representatives from active outreach programs in IA and NJ describe their programs and discuss critical elements needed to plan, implement, and sustain active outreach programs.

COSSAP FY2022 Site-Based Awards: New Grantee Orientation Webinar

Webinar — 1/24/2023

This webinar offered an overview of COSSAP, orientation information, and training for new COSSAP grantees.

Peer Recovery Support Services Episode 1: Program Overviews and the Sequential Intercept Model

Podcast — 1/23/2023

In this podcast series, we will be exploring how two organizations use PRSS to strengthen the collaboration of their SU, MH, and LE professionals and service provision from across the country.

Peer Recovery Support Services Episode 2: Partnerships

Podcast — 1/23/2023

In this podcast series, we will be exploring how two organizations use PRSS to strengthen the collaboration of their SU, MH, and LE professionals and service provision from across the country.

Peer Recovery Support Services Episode 3: Equitable Programming

Podcast — 1/23/2023

In this podcast series, we will be exploring how two organizations use PRSS to strengthen the collaboration of their SU, MH, and LE professionals and service provision from across the country.

Peer Recovery Support Services Episode 4: Sustainability

Podcast — 1/23/2023

In this podcast series, we will be exploring how two organizations use PRSS to strengthen the collaboration of their SU, MH, and LE professionals and service provision from across the country.

Peer Recovery Support Services Episode 5: Conclusion

Podcast — 1/23/2023

In this podcast series, we will be exploring how two organizations use PRSS to strengthen the collaboration of their SU, MH, and LE professionals and service provision from across the country.

Recruiting and Retaining a Highly Productive Team

Webinar — 1/12/2023

In this webinar, retired Colonel Dietzman will share strategies for building a diverse and capable workforce and provide a blueprint for developing a recruitment and retention plan.

COSSAP Webinar: Drug Market Disruptions and Overdose Risk

Webinar — 1/11/2023

In this webinar, we review research on the association between these drug market disruptions and overdose risk before hearing from CDC's ORRP Program and the Ohio Department of Public Safety.

Engagement and Safety ​Decision-Making in ​Substance Use Disorder Cases

Webinar — 1/11/2023

This webinar provides an overview of strategies and observations to strengthen engagement with families affected by parental substance use disorders (SUDs) involved in child welfare.

Planning for Safety in Cases When Parental Substance Use Disorder is Present

Webinar — 1/5/2023

This webinar reviews safety factors related to parental substance use disorders (SUDs) and unique considerations when planning for safety.

COSSAP Webinar: The Intersection of Human Trafficking and Substance Use Disorder

Webinar — 12/15/2022

This webinar introduced key topics such as definitions of HT, the connection between SUD and HT, and victim identification and focused on equipping grantees with tools to support victims.

COSSAP Webinar: Self-Care and Wellness for Peer Recovery Support Specialists

Webinar — 12/14/2022

This webinar explores peer wellness and how to implement effective policies and practices to promote self-care in the workplace.

Common Developmental Trajectories of Children With Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Webinar — 12/13/2022

Dr. Douglas Waite describes the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on neurodevelopment.

Addressing Opioid Use Disorder in Rural Communities, Session 2: Using Telemedicine to Increase Access to Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) in Rural Communities

Webinar — 12/7/2022

The webinar discusses the role that telemedicine can play in expanding access to MOUD in rural communities.

Newborns Exposed to Substances: Understanding Their Needs and Supporting Their Caregivers

Webinar — 12/1/2022

Dr. Stephen Patrick shares information about meeting the needs of infants with prenatal substance exposure and what health care for these children should include.

Screening, Assessing, and Treating Pregnant Women With Substance Use Disorder

Webinar — 11/23/2022

Dr. Mishka Terplan discusses his research and clinical work with pregnant women facing substance use disorders (SUDs).

Opioid Affected Youth Initiative (OAYI) Podcast: Answering the Call, Episode 2

Podcast — 11/17/2022

In this episode, “The Frontline,” Christopher Menapace spotlights the critical role of emergency medical services (EMS) in addressing the opioid crisis.

COSSAP Webinar: The Deflection Conversation Framework: Adapting Language to Reduce Stigma

Webinar — 10/27/2022

This webinar features panelists who offer insight into how language used by first responders and others working in deflection can impact those they are working with each day.

COSSAP Webinar: Understanding and Addressing Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Stigma Among Public Health and Public Safety Professionals

Webinar — 10/24/2022

This webinar explains the origins and consequences of SUD stigma and shares strategies to address and reduce SUD stigma in public health and public safety professional settings.

Addressing Opioid Use Disorder in Rural Communities, Session 1: Hindrances and Helps in Delivering Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) Care in Rural Areas

Webinar — 10/12/2022

This session will explore some of the unique characteristics of rural communities and discuss the strengths and challenges to delivering MOUD care within rural areas.

Opioid Affected Youth Initiative (OAYI) Podcast: Answering the Call, Episode 1

Podcast — 9/30/2022

In this episode, “It’s Not Us and Them, It’s Just Us,” Jesse Fairchild, LCPC, weighs in on the opioid crisis and its impact on youth and families across the country.

Overdose Fatality Review Mentor Program Relaunch Overview

Webinar — 9/21/2022

This webinar will highlight the new OFR Mentor Program sites and include information on how to engage with the program and differences between the OFR Mentor and OFR Mentor Plus tracks.

Overdose Response Among the White Earth Band of Chippewa Indians

Podcast — 9/12/2022

The White Earth Band of Chippewa Indians has funded overdose outreach specialists to work with local first responders to address opioid use in their community.

Driving Change: Redefining Law Enforcement and Public Safety

Webinar — 8/25/2022

This webinar covers how law enforcement and public safety agencies can work with other organizations to address the stimulant and opioid crisis alongside racial and ethnic disparities of policing.

COSSAP Webinar: Key Recommendations for Enhancing Public Safety and Public Health Partnerships to Address Stimulants (Part 2)

Webinar — 8/18/2022

This webinar will focus on recommendations related to the community-based components of stimulant response.

COSSAP Webinar: OFR Evaluation: Resources and Practical Steps for Implementation

Webinar — 8/17/2022

This webinar provided advice on the types of evaluation questions, indicators, data sources, and data collection methods that may be used to evaluate OFRs.

COSSAP Webinar: Key Recommendations for Enhancing Public Safety and Public Health Partnerships to Address Stimulants (Part 1)

Webinar — 8/16/2022

This webinar will focus on the identification and tracking of stimulants in the illicit drug supply as well as deflection and pre-arrest diversion programs.

Joining Forces—Innovative EMS Approaches to the Opioid Epidemic

Webinar — 7/28/2022

This webinar will illustrate innovative EMS approaches to meeting community needs in the face of the current opioid crisis.

Investing in Fatherhood: Supporting Native Fathers Struggling With Addiction

Webinar — 7/21/2022

This presentation covers strategies for working with fathers who suffer from addiction and how fatherhood programming can provide support in their journey to recovery.

Self-Care and Bereavement Support Throughout the Overdose Fatality Review (OFR) Process

Webinar — 7/20/2022

This webinar discussed various strategies that can be employed throughout the review process, such as compassionate facilitation, self-care, and bereavement support.

Innovative Efforts to Distribute Naloxone to Justice-Involved Populations

Webinar — 7/13/2022

This webinar will highlight three examples of states that have facilitated efforts to distribute Naloxone through county jail facilities.

Guidelines for Managing Substance Withdrawal in Jails

Webinar — 7/12/2022

This webinar will describe BJA and NIC’s response in the detection and proper management of acute withdrawal from substances among individuals in custody.

Making Positive Change During America’s Heroin Epidemic

Webinar — 6/23/2022

In this webinar, the Huntington Fire Dept. describes efforts to respond to substance use in their community, including their LEAD and QRT programs, as well as other collaborative initiatives.

Best Practices in Implementing Peer Recovery Support Services in Hospital Settings

Webinar — 6/22/2022

This session will explore the implementation of peer supports within two hospital settings from both an individual hospital and hospital network perspective.

Justice Today: National Drug Court Month

Podcast — 6/8/2022

A nationally recognized expert discusses America's 3,800 drug and treatment courts, which are transforming the way the justice system addresses people with substance use and addiction issues.

COSSAP Webinar: Illicitly Manufactured Fentanyl in the U.S.—Trends and Truths

Webinar — 5/25/2022

This webinar will cover the trends researchers are seeing with fentanyl and dispel some of the misinformation surrounding the topic.

FY 2022 COSSAP Funding Opportunities for Tribes

Webinar — 5/17/2022

This webinar provides an overview of the tribal solicitation (including application requirements) and will compare this opportunity to other alcohol and substance abuse program funding.

FY 2022 COSSAP Site-based Solicitation Informational Webinar

Webinar — 5/12/2022

This webinar provided information on the FY 2022 COSSAP Site-based Solicitation.

Comprehensive Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Program

Webinar — 5/4/2022

Learn more about the Comprehensive Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Program and application process in this applicant webinar recording.

Addressing the Opioid Crisis Through Public Health and Safety Partnerships—A Spotlight On Three Initiatives

Webinar — 4/28/2022

This recording features three panelists discussing the Public Health and Safety Teams (PHAST), Overdose Fatality Review (OFR), and Pre-arrest Deflection initiatives.

Overdose Fatality Review: National Standards

Webinar — 4/20/2022

This webinar will give participants an overview of OFR national standards to implement to achieve success.

Peer Recovery Support Services Program Evaluation

Webinar — 3/30/2022

This webinar will spotlight BJA COSSAP grantees that are currently collecting data and evaluating their peer programs, as well as some of their preliminary outcomes.

COSSAP Webinar: Effective Law Enforcement Strategies to Support Successful Pre-Arrest Deflection Programs

Webinar — 3/24/2022

This webinar provides information on the use of innovative treatment response teams to deflect individuals with drug use and mental health disorders from entering the criminal justice system.

COSSAP Webinar: Next-of-Kin Interviews

Webinar — 3/16/2022

This webinar will give participants an overview of a next-of-kin interview, explain the importance of a NOK interview, and discuss new resources for the field to support the use of NOK interviews.

Overdose Fatality Review (OFR): Recruit Your OFR Team

Webinar — 3/15/2022

This webinar is the second in the New to OFR Affinity Groups series.

COSSAP New Grantee Orientation: JustGrants

Webinar — 2/28/2022

This webinar provides information for new grantees on using the JustGrants system.

Case Management for First Responder Deflection

Webinar — 2/24/2022

The Longmont Public Safety Department teaches how their team of community-based peer case managers are using the power of individual relationships to break down isolation, fear, and mistrust.

Local Justice System Responses to Methamphetamine

Webinar — 2/22/2022

This webinar showcased the steps Sacramento County, CA has taken in response to persistent high rates of meth and other drug use among individuals involved in the criminal justice system.

New to OFRs Affinity Group

Webinar — 2/15/2022

This webinar is the first in the New to OFR Affinity Group series.

Critical Elements for Implementing the Officer Intervention Pathway of Pre-Arrest Diversion

Webinar — 1/27/2022

Representatives from Blue Earth County, Minnesota, and Orange County, North Carolina, describe their programs and discuss critical elements needed for officer intervention programs.

Updates on New Methamphetamines and Cocaine Health Risks—Improved Screening and Action to Save Lives

Webinar — 1/12/2022

This webinar will cover emerging evidence-informed practices based on clinical experience, current field data, and new research.

Veterans Justice Outreach

Webinar — 12/16/2021

This webinar will provide an overview of the Veterans Justice Outreach programs which is part of the VA's Veterans Justice Programs.

The Power of Peers: Pivoting During the Pandemic

Podcast — 12/13/2021

This podcast highlights the successes, challenges, and lessons learned from three different peer programs from across the nation.

Opioid Response Strategy: Public Health and Public Safety Partnerships to Prevent Opioid Overdose

Webinar — 11/4/2021

This webinar will highlight how collaboration with state ORS drug intelligence officers and public health analysts can help communities and individuals make healthier, safer choices.

Supporting Continuity of Care Throughout Justice Involvement: Effective and Safe Transitions to Community-based Treatment

Webinar — 10/14/2021

This webinar, Part Three of a three-part series, focuses on effective and safe transitions from jail-based treatment to community-based treatment.

Supporting Continuity of Care Throughout Justice Involvement: Supporting Jail In-reach by Community-based Treatment Providers

Webinar — 9/29/2021

This webinar, Part Two of a three-part series, will focus on supporting jail in-reach by community-based treatment providers.

State Efforts to Address Substance Use Disorder Treatment Needs for Individuals on Community Supervision

Webinar — 9/9/2021

This webinar will highlight the challenges and opportunities for state officials to inform policy development and improve outcomes for individuals with SUD and under community supervision.

Supporting Continuity of Care Throughout Justice Involvement: Initiating and Maintaining Treatment Upon Entry Into Jail

Webinar — 9/7/2021

This webinar, Part One is a three-part series, focuses on initiating and maintaining treatment upon entry into jail.

Tribal Law Enforcement, Youth Engagement, and Deflection—Strategies for Building Positive Relationships

Webinar — 8/26/2021

This webinar will focus on the opportunities for law enforcement to respond to drug-endangered children in tribal communities through youth engagement.

Financing and Sustaining Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Programs in Jails and Prisons—Lessons From the Field

Webinar — 8/10/2021

In this webinar, four experts from the field discuss effective ways to finance and sustain correctional MAT programs.

Incorporating Fentanyl Test Strips In Community Substance Use Programming

Webinar — 8/4/2021

This webinar focuses on the impact that fentanyl test strips can play in community substance use programming.

Ask the Expert: Understanding Addiction-Related Implicit Bias

Webinar — 8/4/2021

This ask-the-expert session offers a facilitated discussion and open forum with subject matter experts who will answer practical questions regarding working with implicit biases.

Multiple Perspectives on Overdose Fatality Reviews

Webinar — 7/27/2021

This webinar provides an overview of overdose fatality reviews (OFRs) with a specific focus on engaging partnerships with coroners, medical examiners, and medicolegal death investigators.

How Police and Other First Responders Can Create Recovery Pathways for People With Substance Use Disorders

Webinar — 7/22/2021

This webinar explains how people begin to misuse drugs, the effects of substances on brain chemistry, and how changes to brain chemistry can impact behavior.

Peer Recovery Support Services in Tribal Communities

Webinar — 7/21/2021

This webinar offers an overview of peer recovery support services (PRSS) as part of a comprehensive program to address substance misuse within tribal communities.

Ask the Expert: Co-Occurring Disorders Simplified

Webinar — 7/15/2021

View this facilitated discussion and open forum with subject matter experts who answer practical questions re: working with individuals presenting with co-occurring disorder diagnoses (comorbidity).

COSSAP Webinar: South Correctional Entity "SCORE" Whole-Person Care

Webinar — 6/29/2021

This webinar is the third in a series highlighting MAT programs across the country.

COSSAP Webinar: Engaging Your Community—First Responder Strategies

Webinar — 6/24/2021

This webinar provides information on how law enforcement agencies can better engage the community.

Peer Integration Into Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) and Other Jail-Based Treatment Programs

Webinar — 6/23/2021

To achieve positive outcomes, peer recovery support services (PRSS) address opioid and other substance misuse, including within MAT and other jail-based treatment programs.

Operation Engage: Raising Awareness to Make Communities Safer

Webinar — 6/10/2021

This webinar will provide an overview of the DEA's prevention and community outreach efforts, with a special focus on Operation Engage.

Uncovering the Connection Between a History of Problematic Substance Use and Brain Injury Matters in Overdose Fatality Review

Webinar — 6/3/2021

This webinar will share lessons learned in Maryland to increase awareness of the link between brain injury and opioid use.

Law Enforcement-Led Diversion—Mental Health and Opioid Outreach Innovations

Webinar — 5/20/2021

This webinar will highlight two successful law enforcement-led programs implemented in departments in Tennessee and North Carolina.

FY 2021 BJA COSSAP Site-Based Solicitation and Webinar

Webinar — 5/18/2021

Bureau of Justice Assistance leaders review the FY 2021 Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program grant application process. 

State-Level Data Integration Efforts in Tennessee

Webinar — 5/12/2021

This webinar will discuss how TDH OIA develops dynamic data visualizations that inform partners about current drug overdose trends.

Patient Matching Podcast

Podcast — 4/30/2021

This podcast provides an overview of patient matching.

Integrating Peer Supports in Treatment and Recovery Courts

Webinar — 4/28/2021

This webinar provides information on diverse treatment and recovery court programs and how they integrate peer specialists.

A Path to Recovery—The Story of a Peer Support Specialist

Webinar — 4/22/2021

The purpose of this presentation is to demonstrate the significant impact first responders can have in connecting overdose survivors to treatment.

Grant and Project Management in the COVID Environment

Webinar — 4/20/2021

This webinar is the first of three webinars for the Grant and Project Management Affinity Group.

Trauma-Specific Services—Programs that Work

Webinar — 4/14/2021

This is the third in a three-part webinar series focused on trauma.

Peer Recovery Support Services and Supporting Fathers in Recovery

Webinar — 4/5/2021

This webinar will provide information on peer recovery support services and introduce the Strong Dads Make Strong Kids program currently being provided by Barton County, Kansas.

Becoming Trauma Informed and Moving to Trauma Responsive (Part 2)

Webinar — 3/31/2021

This is the second in a three-part webinar series focused on trauma.

Neurobiology of Addiction—Beyond the Basics

Webinar — 3/31/2021

This webinar emphasizes skills and research-based methodologies of healing the brain and preventing relapse.

Just Polysubstance Use and the Importance of Data Trends

Podcast — 3/26/2021

Just Science interviews Josh Yohannan, a forensic chemist and expert in emerging drug trends, about polysubstance use in the opioid overdose epidemic.

Alternative Response to Calls for Service—Denver STAR Program

Webinar — 3/25/2021

Learn about Denver's Support Team Assisted Response (STAR) Program.

Just Addressing the Stigma of Substance Abuse Disorder

Podcast — 3/19/2021

Clarence Jordan discusses stigma and its impact to programs designed to support those with substance use disorder and on individual level outcomes.

Becoming Trauma Informed: Understanding the ACE Study

Webinar — 3/17/2021

This is the first in a three-part webinar series focused on trauma.

Just the DEA National Forensic Laboratory Information System

Podcast — 3/12/2021

Learn about the importance of information sharing across law enforcement and public health agencies through forensic partnerships.

One-on-One With Legislative Analysis and Public Policy Association (LAPPA)

Podcast — 3/11/2021

Subject matter experts Melissa Heinen, RN, MPH, and Mallory O'Brien, PhD, MS, discuss overdose fatality review (OFR).

Just Building Policy From the Ground Up

Podcast — 3/5/2021

Dr. Alex Kral of RTI International discusses innovative policy solutions to improve outcomes for people with substance use disorder.

Just Alternative Crisis Response: One Community's Experience

Podcast — 2/26/2021

Learn about the CAHOOTS program, a community-based public safety model that provides 24/7 mobile mental health first response for crises.

Innovative Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Response to Overdoses: Beyond Naloxone

Webinar — 2/25/2021

Four panelists describe how their EMS systems have piloted/implemented creative responses that go a step beyond reversing the overdose.

Just Partnerships to Enhance Overdose Fatality Review

Podcast — 2/19/2021

Dr. Mallory O’Brien, Assistant Professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin, discusses how partnerships can enhance overdose fatality reviews.

Just the Story of the Healthy Grandfamilies Program

Podcast — 2/12/2021

Although they are not a regular topic in the discussion of the opioid epidemic, children are a population that are often impacted by substance abuse.

Making Changes: Cognitive Behavioral Interventions in Jails and Community Corrections

Webinar — 2/10/2021

Learn about cognitive behavioral interventions and how cognitive behavioral treatment programs can be implemented in jails and community corrections.

COSSAP Webinar: Telehealth Implementation Support Tool Demonstration

Webinar — 2/8/2021

This webinar focuses on demonstrating the Telehealth Implementation Support Tool created by RTI staff members.

From the Field: Investigation and Certification of Drug Toxicity Deaths Training

Webinar — 2/8/2021

This is a four-module online course about investigating and certifying drug toxicity deaths.

Just the Importance of Identifying Emerging Drug Threats

Podcast — 2/5/2021

This podcast covers the analytical and interpretative challenges associated with emerging drug threats.

Just the Intersection of Opioids and Illicit Stimulants: Part 2

Podcast — 1/29/2021

Dr. Jon Zibbell of RTI International discusses the importance of actionable intelligence and lessons learned from past stimulant epidemics.

COSSAP Webinar: Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution Programs in Jails

Webinar — 1/28/2021

This webinar covers the fundamentals of overdose education and naloxone distribution (OEND) programs in correctional settings.

COSSAP Webinar: Peer Support in Law Enforcement Diversion Programs

Webinar — 1/27/2021

To address opioid and other substance misuse, peer recovery support services are offered across diverse criminal justice settings including law enforcement-based programs.

Impact of COVID-19 on PDMPs

Podcast — 1/26/2021

This podcast is an overview of how the pandemic has affected the operations of a few PDMPs.

Just the Intersection of Opioids and Illicit Stimulants: Part 1

Podcast — 1/22/2021

"Just Science" speaks with Dr. Jon Zibbell from RTI International about the waves of the opioid epidemic and their impact on communities.

Arlington County Public Safety Response to the Opioid Crisis

Webinar — 12/17/2020

This webinar provides an overview of Operation Safe Station's success in addressing the opioid crisis.

The Role of Technology in Peer Support

Podcast — 12/14/2020

In this podcast, we profile 3 PRSS programs in different organizational settings to learn how their programming has changed in response to COVID-19.

Making Data-Driven Decisions to Enhance your Diversion or Deflection Program

Webinar — 11/23/2020

This webinar highlighted how evaluation recommendations can be used to adjust program implementation for improved outcomes.

Addressing Misconceptions and Barriers to Medication-Assisted Treatment in Criminal Justice Settings

Webinar — 11/19/2020

Misconceptions and barriers to MAT are discussed, and opportunities for reframing misconceptions and overcoming these barriers are covered.

Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Criminal Division Discusses Combating the Opioid Crisis

Podcast — 10/26/2020

This podcast discusses how DOJ is combatting the opioid crisis.

The Youngest Victims of the Opioid Epidemic: Law Enforcement’s Role in the Response

Webinar — 10/22/2020

This webinar covers ways law enforcement and community-based organizations can collaborate in their response to drug endangered children.

National Sheriffs' Association ODMAP Webinar

Webinar — 9/24/2020

This webinar will overview ODMAP, review a case study of an agency that has been using ODMAP, and show the capabilities within ODMAP.

Recovery Planning

Webinar — 9/23/2020

This session for peer workers and peer program supervisors explores recovery planning as a strengths-based, self-directed process.

The Power of Peers: Highlighting the Peer Recovery Support Services Mentoring Initiative

Podcast — 9/10/2020

Showcasing two mentor and two mentee sites that participated in BJA’s COSSAP-supported Peer Recovery Support Services Mentoring Initiative last year.

The Power of Peers: Spotlight on Grantees

Podcast — 9/10/2020

Representatives of four COAP* county-level grantee programs discuss innovative ways their programs are fighting opioid crises in their communities.

National Recovery Month Webinar

Webinar — 9/9/2020

OJP, in collaboration with ONDCP, discuss recovery principles and the importance of medication assisted treatment to reduce overdoses.

Intro to Neurobiology of Addiction

Webinar — 9/2/2020

Given the high rates of addiction and co-occurring disorders in a criminal justice population, familiarity with the latest research on addiction is essential to attend to the needs of clients.

Closing the Gap: A Case Study on Collaborative Work Between First Responders and Recovery Support Services

Webinar — 8/27/2020

Learn how first responders can work with recovery support professionals to connect individuals who abuse substances to treatment services.

Public Health Peer Support Models

Webinar — 8/26/2020

This webinar presents models of peer recovery support from community health and public health settings.

Rural-focused OFR Webinar

Webinar — 8/24/2020

This webinar discusses how to expand the use of Overdose Fatality Reviews (OFRs) into non-urban centers.

Drug Endangered Children Alliance Implementation: A Successful Tribal Model

Webinar — 8/20/2020

This webinar provides an overview on the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation's journey to implement a successful Drug Endangered Children (DEC) Alliance.

Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment: Recognizing Criminal Thinking Patterns

Webinar — 8/17/2020

Learn how cognitive behavioral treatment (CBT) can address criminal thinking.

Implementing Telehealth in Jails

Webinar — 8/13/2020

Implementing telehealth in jails is a crucial next step in providing treatment to individuals in the criminal justice system.

Overdose Fatality Review Teams: Partnerships with PDMPs

Webinar — 8/11/2020

This webinar highlights OFRs and the benefits of OFR and PDMP partnerships.

Introduction to Drug-Endangered Children Awareness: Identifying Drug-Endangered Children - A Collaborative Approach

Webinar — 7/23/2020

During this webinar, introductory information on identifying and supporting children impacted by parental or caregiver substance abuse is provided.

Building an Organizational Culture That Values First Responder Diversion

Webinar — 7/22/2020

Building support for first responder diversion throughout participating agencies is critical to the implementation and success of such programs.

Methamphetamine Use Disorders: Considerations From Across the Sequential Intercept Model (SIM)

Webinar — 7/16/2020

This webinar addresses various aspects of methamphetamine use and justice involvement.

A New Tool for the Opioid Epidemic: Specialized Opioid Case Management

Webinar — 6/25/2020

This webinar covers fundamentals of case management and creating additional support for people with opioid use disorder referred by first responders.

Peer Support in Jails and Prisons: Enhancing Therapeutic Communities and Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Programs

Webinar — 6/24/2020

This webinar covers the value of peer support for incarcerated individuals and the importance of therapeutic communities for those individuals.

Orleans Parish Reentry Court: Connecting Individuals to Services

Webinar — 6/17/2020

This webinar is the second in a series highlighting MAT programs across the justice system.

Medication-Assisted Treatment in the Courthouse: Exploring the Success of Franklin County, Ohio

Webinar — 6/3/2020

Learn how courts can incorporate medication-assisted treatment (MAT) programs into court proceedings and how a successful court MAT program looks.

First-Responder Trauma

Webinar — 5/28/2020

This webinar highlights the experiences, efforts, and needs of first responders re: exposure to traumatic stressors specific to the opioid crisis.

Peer-Centered Programming: Building Recovery Capital

Webinar — 5/27/2020

Learn about recovery capital and its importance in peer recovery support services.

Overdose Fatality Review (OFR) and COVID-19 Response

Webinar — 5/7/2020

Learn from a panel of OFR professionals how they are meeting virtually to focus on OFR activities other than case reviews.

Engaging Clients in Treatment: Combining MRT With MAT for Opioid Use Disorder

Webinar — 4/29/2020

Learn about Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT®) and its use in substance abuse treatment and medication-assisted treatment programs.

First Responder-Led Diversion and Outreach: An Overview of the Field and a Primer for Implementation

Webinar — 4/23/2020

This session presents an overview of first responder diversion models and offers insights on implementing first responder diversion programs.

Peer Programming With First Responders: Front Line Collaboration

Webinar — 4/22/2020

This session offers information on how to provide peer support in effective collaboration with first responders.

Peer Support in African American Communities

Webinar — 3/25/2020

This session covers peer support for underserved populations and ways to provide culturally responsive peer support to African American communities.

Introduction to the CLOUD: An Online Source for Actionable, Evidence-Based Resources on Opioids and the Opioid Crisis

Webinar — 3/19/2020

The Curated Library about Opioid Use for Decision-makers (CLOUD) is a newly launched, searchable website (

Support Mechanisms for Peer Specialists

Webinar — 2/26/2020

Learn about support mechanisms for peer specialists, including promoting wellness and setting a context in which self-care can be implemented.

First Responder/Law Enforcement Strategies: Supporting Overdose Survivors and Their Families

Webinar — 1/30/2020

An overview is presented of the models of overdose prevention, response, diversion, and referral most commonly associated with opioid use disorder.

Peer Ethics

Webinar — 1/29/2020

This webinar examines the ethical guidelines, practices, and challenges of peer practitioners in peer recovery support services (PRSS).

Building Resilience in the Face of the Opioid Crisis: The Power of Trauma-Informed Communities

Webinar — 1/28/2020

What is a trauma-informed community (TIC)? How is this approach practical and useful for addressing the opioid epidemic in hard-hit communities?

Partnerships for Prevention: Overdose Fatality Review 101

Webinar — 1/16/2020

Overdose fatality review (OFR) is an effective way to identify innovative community-specific overdose prevention strategies.

ODMAP Webinar: Access, Assistance, and Resources

Webinar — 1/5/2020

Learn about the Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program (ODMAP), requesting agency access, available resources, and more.

The Opioid Crisis—One State’s Approach to Supporting the Health and Wellness of its First Responders

Webinar — 11/5/2019

In part 2, OhioMHAS will speak about how first responders are becoming trauma-informed and discuss applications of putting those strategies in place.

The Opioid Crisis and Its Growing Impact on First Responder Health and Wellness

Webinar — 9/24/2019

This part 1 overview will cover how everyday stress and trauma are impacting first responders' resilience, wellness, and ability to function.

Peer-Based Recovery in Tribal Communities

Webinar — 9/10/2019

Peer-based supports, tribal cultural practices, and other evidence-supported methods to promote recovery from substance use disorder are discussed.

Innovations and Challenges of PDMPs

Podcast — 9/6/2019

This podcast is a follow-up to "The Evolution of PDMPs and Their Role in Addressing the Opioid Crisis".

The Evolution of PDMPs and Their Role in Addressing the Opioid Crisis

Podcast — 9/6/2019

The role of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs), a brief history of PDMPs, and current innovations across PDMPS are presented.

Identifying and Overcoming Barriers in Treating Behavioral Health Disorders Using Videoconferencing in Correctional Settings

Podcast — 9/4/2019

This podcast is a follow-up to the "Telemental Health in Correctional Settings" webinar featuring Dr. Ashley Batastini.

Training for First Responder Diversion Programs

Webinar — 8/27/2019

First responder training on diversion programs for individuals with an opioid and substance use disorder is discussed.

Behind and Beyond the Walls: Peer Supports in Jail Settings

Webinar — 8/13/2019

Three models of jail-based peer recovery support services that bridge to community peer supports are discussed.

Telemental Health in Correctional Settings

Webinar — 7/25/2019

This webinar focuses on integration of telemental health interventions—specifically real-time videoconferencing—in correctional settings.

Making Data Simple: Dashboards and Visualizations

Webinar — 7/16/2019

Data visualization techniques used to improve understanding of substance use, criminal justice, and public health outcomes are presented.

Peer Supports in Small Towns and Rural Communities

Webinar — 7/9/2019

This webinar focuses on the process of implementing peer support services in rural areas.

Peer Support Services at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Webinar

Webinar — 6/11/2019

The session highlights the Community Justice Program at UAB and describes the work of peers at varying points of the justice system continuum.

Providing Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) Treatment Services Utilizing Videoconferencing Webinar

Webinar — 5/28/2019

This webinar focuses on implementing OUD services using videoconferencing, including required technology/technical skills and privacy concerns.

Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program (ODMAP) Webinar

Webinar — 5/24/2019

Learn about the Washington/Baltimore HIDTA's free, user-friendly mobile-capable tool, the Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program (ODMAP).

Peer Support in Drug Courts

Podcast — 5/21/2019

The work of peer specialists in drug courts is highlighted.

21st Century CURES Act: Exchange Standards and Information Blocking

Podcast — 5/10/2019

The 21st Century CURES Act addresses interoperability, the health information technology certification program, and information blocking.

Strategies to Combat Opioid Use in Rural Communities Webinar

Webinar — 5/3/2019

This presentation focuses on a wide range of strategies that communities can use to combat the opioid problem.

Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)—The Martinsburg Initiative Webinar

Webinar — 5/1/2019

Learn about an innovative school/police/community partnership in West Virginia that applies the science of adverse childhood experiences prevention.

BJA FY 2019 Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program Solicitation Webinar

Webinar — 4/28/2019

Bureau of Justice Assistance leaders review the FY 2019 Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program grant application process. 

BJA FY 2019 Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Training and Technical Assistance Program Solicitation Webinar

Webinar — 4/16/2019

Learn more about the BJA FY 2019 Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Training and Technical Assistance Program Competitive Grant and application process.

What's in a Name? The Roles of Peer Specialists

Webinar — 4/9/2019

Peer specialists serve in peer recovery support services (PRSS) across diverse criminal justice settings. Learn about their roles and support needs.

Peer Recovery Housing

Podcast — 3/27/2019

Learn about peer recovery housing and its importance in addressing the opioid epidemic.

Community-Based Treatment Capacity to Meet Demand for SUD Services

Webinar — 3/5/2019

This webinar describes the components of a robust network of treatment services, strategies for expanding access to treatment services, etc.

Moms Do Care

Webinar — 2/19/2019

The Massachusetts Moms Do Care Project includes peer recovery coaches and care navigation to support pregnant and parenting women who abuse opioids.

The State Experience of Planning an Opioid Initiative

Podcast — 2/13/2019

Delaware’s approach to collecting and incorporating feedback from a community planning an initiative in response to the opioid epidemic.

Mobile Medication-assisted Treatment (MAT) in Practice

Webinar — 1/23/2019

Medication-assisted treatment pairs FDA-approved medications with non-drug therapies such as counseling or cognitive behavioral therapy.

Handle With Care

Webinar — 12/12/2018

Handle With Care is a promising initiative to mitigate the negative effects experienced by children exposed to trauma.

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Outpatient Clinics: Using Behavioral Telehealth

Webinar — 11/28/2018

Lessons learned from Operation PAR, which uses videoconferencing to enhance and expand service delivery in six MAT clinics, are highlighted.

Stress Management: Addressing First Responders' Emotional Health

Webinar — 10/25/2018

The causes of first responder burnout, with consideration given to stresses arising from response to the opioid epidemic, are discussed.

Data-Driven Justice Monthly Call: Getting to Yes: Drafting a Data Sharing Agreement

Webinar — 10/23/2018

This webinar shares strategies to analyze data-sharing issues and provides guidance on key elements to include in data-sharing agreements.

Unlock the Power of Peers: Strategies for Response, Rehabilitation, Reentry, and Recovery Support

Webinar — 10/23/2018

Common values that are the foundation for peer recovery support services and the roles that peers play across the sequential intercepts are discussed.

Quick Response Teams: Interdisciplinary Overdose Response and Prevention

Podcast — 10/22/2018

From this podcast, listeners will be able to describe the QRT program and have information to begin exploring a similar program with local partners.

Strategies for Reaching Overdose Survivors, Including Peer Support

Webinar — 9/20/2018

Nontraditional responses to overdoses are discussed, with a focus on the use of Peer Support Specialists.

At the Epicenter of the Crisis: The Role of Jails in Tackling the Opioid Epidemic

Podcast — 8/21/2018

Sheriff Kevin Coppinger of the Essex County Sheriff's Department (ECSD) discusses the role of jails in the opioid epidemic.

Reducing the Risk of Opioid Overdoses: MAT Reentry Programs

Webinar — 8/16/2018

An overview of two medication-assisted treatment (MAT) reentry programs, one jail-based and one prison-based, is presented.

Opioid Addiction Screening and Assessment for People in the Criminal Justice System

Webinar — 7/9/2018

This webinar focuses on best practices for screening and assessment of people in the criminal justice system who have opioid addictions.

New Resources to Help Individuals With Substance Use Disorders Build Recovery Capital: Digital Health Technologies

Webinar — 6/28/2018

Barriers to accessing recovery support services and the role and benefits of mobile technology to reduce barriers and support recovery are covered.

PDMP Data Sharing Hub Connectivity General Presentation

Webinar — 5/27/2018

This webinar presents an overview of RxCheck.

PDMP Data Sharing Hub Connectivity Technical Presentation

Webinar — 5/27/2018

This webinar covers the technical architecture for the PDMP Data Sharing Hub.

FY 2018 Special Conditions Related to Hal Rogers PDMP Grant Awards and PDMP Interstate Data Sharing

Webinar — 5/27/2018

This webinar answers questions and provides guidance on PDMP data sharing hub connectivity.

Using Web-Based Motivational Assessment Strategies: MAPIT

Webinar — 5/17/2018

MAPIT is a Web-based motivational intervention that links a person's risk and needs factors to case plans that the client can develop.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): Why Addiction is a 'Disease' and Why It’s Important

Webinar — 4/26/2018

This webcast discusses the definition of disease and why it is particularly important for addiction to be emphasized as a disease.

Ohio Pre-Criminal Intervention Program (PCIP)

Webinar — 3/28/2018

The implementation of a pre-criminal intervention program (PCIP) in Ohio and the way it addresses opioid misuse are covered in this webinar.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): Overcoming Stigma, Ending Discrimination Webcast

Webinar — 3/28/2018

This webcast discusses the ways that discriminatory perceptions are harmful to individuals suffering from substance use disorder.

Saving a Life Twice—The Naloxone Plus Solution to Reducing Overdoses and Connecting to Treatment

Webinar — 3/21/2018

Learn how Naloxone Plus can help revive someone who has overdosed and how to connect that person to treatment.

Peer Recovery Support Services—Options, Opportunities, and Challenges for Jurisdictions

Webinar — 2/27/2018

Peer recovery support services are helping jurisdictions across the country address the opioid epidemic.

ODMAP—Harnessing the Power of Data to Tackle Our Nation's Opioid Public Health Emergency

Webinar — 1/10/2018

View a demonstration of ODMAP and learn how two local jurisdictions are using this free mobile tool.
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