Publications and Digital Media


Questions and Answers from the 2021 Virtual Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program National Forum

Publication — 12/27/2021

Questions that could not be addressed during the 2021 Virtual COSSAP National Forum due to time constraints were answered by the presenters following the event.

"Catching Up With COSSAP" Newsletter, Sixth Edition 2021

Publication — 12/20/2021

We are pleased to make available the sixth edition of the "Catching Up With COSSAP" Newsletter for 2021.

Trends in Buprenorphine Use in US Jails and Prisons From 2016 to 2021

Publication — 12/14/2021

BJA’s COSSAP is mentioned in a new article detailing a cross-sectional study that examined trends in the use of buprenorphine among incarcerated individuals in the United States.

Considerations for Deflection and First Responder Diversion Programs: Taking a Trauma-Informed Approach

Publication — 12/7/2021

The opioid crisis, particularly in its effect on children, presents an ongoing challenge that deflection programs have begun to address.

FY 2016 Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) Report

Publication — 11/19/2021

This report provides preliminary estimates of Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) data for FY 2020.

National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Drugs and Crime Research and Technical Assistance

Publication — 11/5/2021

This document presents an overview of the National Center on Forensics, NIJ's programs to research and evaluate drugs and crime, and the Graduate Research Fellowship.

Office for Victims of Crime: Enhancing Community Responses to the Opioid/America's Addiction Crisis

Publication — 11/5/2021

Learn how the Office for Victims of Crime is serving the youngest victims of the opioid and addiction crisis through resources produced and/or provided by JBS International, Inc.

Glossary of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Terms

Publication — 11/3/2021

This glossary contains definitions for terms related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Non-Law Enforcement Responses to the Opioid Crisis

Publication — 11/2/2021

Learn about first responder/non-law enforcement deflection, the Self-Referral Pathway, the Naloxone Plus Pathway, the Officer Prevention Pathway, and emergency medical services (EMS) specialization.

Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 33: Treatment for Stimulant Use Disorders

Publication — 10/29/2021

This TIP reviews what is known about treating the medical, psychiatric, and SUD-related problems associated with the use of cocaine and methamphetamine and the misuse of prescription stimulants.

"Catching Up With COSSAP" Newsletter, Fifth Edition 2021

Publication — 10/18/2021

We are pleased to make available the fifth edition of the "Catching Up With COSSAP" Newsletter for 2021.

A New Approach: A Prosecutor’s Guide To Advancing A Public Health Response To Drug Use

Publication — 10/1/2021

This resource’s central goal is to provide practical advice to prosecutors on how they can use their discretion on a daily basis in a way that promotes public health.

The Color of Justice: Racial and Ethnic Disparity in State Prisons

Publication — 10/1/2021

This report documents the rates of incarceration for white, Black, and Latinx Americans in each state and identifies three contributors to racial and ethnic disparities in imprisonment.

An Invaluable Resource—Law Enforcement Agencies Share Benefits of Co-Response Programs

Publication — 9/30/2021

This article from the September 26, 2021, edition of the Boulder Daily Camera offers insight into a co-response team in Longmont, Colorado, and joint efforts in additional Colorado jurisdictions.

Being Trauma Informed Handout Packet

Publication — 9/27/2021

This handout packet is for the "Examining the Intersection Between Historical Trauma and Addiction" presentation of the 2021 Virtual COSSAP National Forum.

Addressing Co-Occurring Disorders in Problem-Solving Courts

Publication — 9/21/2021

The purpose of this article is to describe effective approaches for identifying and treating co-occurring disorders.

Supporting Alternative Family Structures Impacted by Substance Use Disorders

Publication — 9/10/2021

It is critical that public entities seeking to minimize the impact of substance use consider ways to support those persons in nontraditional family structures.

Data-Driven Strategies: Data Sharing to Address Current and Emerging Drug Threats: Pueblo County, Colorado

Publication — 9/9/2021

The Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment (PDPHE) is one of six local communities funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance's Partnership for Data-Driven Responses Demonstration Project.

Evaluation Profile for Overdose Fatality Reviews

Publication — 9/1/2021

Overdose fatality reviews (OFRs) systematically collect and use data from overdose decedents to identify factors at the individual, community, and population level associated with fatal overdoses.

"Catching Up With COSSAP" Newsletter, Fourth Edition 2021

Publication — 8/30/2021

We are pleased to make available the fourth edition of the "Catching Up With COSSAP" Newsletter for 2021.

Mobile Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder: Examples From the Field—Part II

Publication — 8/18/2021

This publication profiles two programs working in rural, underserved areas that provide both induction and maintenance treatment.

Data-Driven Strategies to Improve Outreach and Treatment Access: Ross County Health District Partnership Project

Publication — 8/11/2021

This publication outlines the analysis and resulting data-driven strategies developed by the Ross County Health District's Partnership project.

DEA Expands Access to Mobile Narcotic Treatment Programs

Publication — 8/10/2021

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced on June 28, 2021, that it is lifting the 14-year moratorium on methadone dispensing vans operated by narcotic treatment programs (NTPs).

Incorporating Medication in Opioid Courts: Reducing Overdose Through Triage in Treatment Court Settings

Publication — 8/3/2021

This report is for the "Grantee Spotlight" session hosted by RTI International on November 17, 2021, during the 2021 Virtual COSSAP National Forum.

Drug Courts Flyer

Publication — 8/1/2021

The flyer has information on all programs and research supported by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and the National Institute of Justice.

Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Innovations in Native American Communities

Publication — 8/1/2021

This Tribal Opioid Response (TOR) Technical Assistance Center publication features stories from TOR grantees across the country sharing successes in programs by incorporating culture and traditions.

21st Century CURES Act Final Rule on Information Blocking

Publication — 7/28/2021

Learn how the 21st Century CURES Act Final Rule on Information Blocking applies to heightened privacy protections for substance use disorder and mental health treatment records.

Substance Use and ACEs Across the Lifespan—Part I: Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence

Publication — 7/16/2021

This document, one in a two-part series examining the unique relationship between ACEs and substance use throughout the life cycle, covers substance use as an ACE from infancy through childhood.

Guidance for Facilitators: Beyond Facilitation—The Cultivation of an Overdose Fatality Review Team

Publication — 7/14/2021

Learn how an overdose fatality review (OFR) team facilitator can best help cultivate the OFR team to take the actions needed to prevent overdose deaths and make meaningful community changes.

Using ODMAP Data to Target Prevention Activities

Publication — 7/12/2021

Learn how the Alliance for Prevention and Wellness (APW) uses ODMAP data to target a broad range of substance use prevention and education activities to ZIP codes with the highest rate of overdoses

Registration Requirements for Narcotic Treatment Programs With Mobile Components

Publication — 6/28/2021

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) published a final rule on changes to requirements for narcotic treatment program (NTP) mobile treatment units.

2021 American Rescue Plan Act: Opportunities in Behavioral Health

Publication — 6/24/2021

Learn about the 2021 American Rescue Plan Act and its specific provisions pertaining to mental health and substance use disorder.

"Catching Up With COSSAP" Newsletter, Third Edition 2021

Publication — 6/16/2021

We are pleased to make available the third edition of the "Catching Up With COSSAP" Newsletter for 2021.

Community Supervision and Treatment of Individuals With Substance Use Disorder

Publication — 6/9/2021

Governors and state officials recognize the importance of addressing substance use and the unique needs of justice-involved individuals with SUD.

From the Field: Sample New Member Packet

Publication — 5/13/2021

This document is a sample new OFR member packet.

Report of the National Survey to Assess First Responder Deflection Programs in Response to the Opioid Crisis

Publication — 5/13/2021

Report of the National Survey to Assess Law Enforcement-led Diversion and First Responder Deflection Programs in Response to the Opioid Crisis.

Sample Interview Questions: Facilitator Role

Publication — 5/7/2021

This document offers sample interview questions for the facilitator role in an overdose fatality review (OFR) team.

From the Field: Sample Facilitator Job Description

Publication — 5/5/2021

This document offers a sample Overdose Fatality Review Facilitator position summary that can be used as a template by OFR teams.

Healing Our Protectors: Building Resilience Among Tribal Law Enforcement Officers Through Cultural Interventions

Publication — 5/4/2021

The resource serves behavioral health treatment providers in understanding of PTSD because of their work in law enforcement.

Law Enforcement and First Responder Diversion Pathways to Diversion Case Studies Series: Self-Referral Pathways

Publication — 4/20/2021

In many communities, a self-referral program is often a starting point toward the implementation of other first-responder diversion pathways.

"Catching Up With COSSAP" Newsletter, Second Edition 2021

Publication — 4/16/2021

We are pleased to make available the second edition of the "Catching Up With COSSAP" Newsletter for 2021.

The Biden-Harris Administration’s Statement of Drug Policy Priorities for Year One

Publication — 4/1/2021

This report from the Office of National Drug Control Policy outlines the drug policy priorities for the first year of the Biden-Harris Administration.

2020 National Drug Threat Assessment

Publication — 3/31/2021

This report was prepared by U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s Strategic Intelligence Section to inform U.S. policymakers and the American public about the threat posed by drug trafficking.

Leveraging Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Data in Overdose Prevention and Response

Publication — 3/31/2021

This resource highlights the value of PDMPs as public health tools that can support and inform public health interventions and clinical decision-making.

New Oneida County Dashboard Tracks Key Information on Drug Overdoses and Trends

Publication — 3/29/2021

WSYR-TV reports on a new dashboard showcasing public-facing data that tracks key information about drug overdoses and trends in Oneida County, NY.

A Successful Collaborative Court Model: Milwaukee County’s Family Drug Treatment Court

Publication — 3/5/2021

This article highlights the ways that Milwaukee County’s Family Drug Treatment Court responds to the needs of participants to reach positive outcomes.

Implementing Specialized Caseloads to Reduce Recidivism for People with Co-Occurring Disorders

Publication — 3/3/2021

This brief presents five key practices for successful implementation of specialized caseloads for people with co-occurring disorders.

"Catching Up With COSSAP" Newsletter, First Edition 2021

Publication — 2/26/2021

We are pleased to make available the first edition of the "Catching Up With COSSAP" Newsletter for 2021.

ONDCP Awards $273 Million to Promote Innovative Law Enforcement and Public Health Collaboration

Publication — 2/23/2021

The funding includes support for intervention and support services to reduce overdoses.

Overdose Fatality Review Teams Literature Review

Publication — 2/19/2021

This article provides a review of literature on overdose fatality review teams.

Model Overdose Fatality Review Teams Act

Publication — 2/17/2021

This Model Act creates a legislative framework for establishing county-level, multidisciplinary OFR teams in individual states.

Model Overdose Fatality Review Teams Act

Publication — 2/17/2021

This resource provides model law, with commentary, for overdose fatality reviews (OFR).

Law Enforcement Collaborations to Support Children Affected by the Opioid Epidemic

Publication — 2/16/2021

This resource details the importance of law enforcement collaboration across systems to support children exposed to adverse childhood experiences.

Alternatives to Opioids Programs in Emergency Department and Inpatient Medical Settings

Publication — 2/5/2021

This article discusses three alternatives to opioids programs and provides examples of nonopioid therapies that are used to effectively treat pain.

Jails and FQHCs: Emerging Partnerships for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment and Health Promotion

Publication — 2/4/2021

Federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) play a significant role in public health and treatment efforts to effectively address the opioid epidemic.

Integrating Records Management Systems With the ODMAP Platform

Publication — 2/3/2021

This document provides an overview of how to connect records management systems to ODMAP via an Application Program Interface (API).

Mobile Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder: Examples From the Field—Part I

Publication — 2/3/2021

This article is the first in a three-part series on mobile response programs and provides an in-depth look at two of these programs.

From the Field: Approaching OFR Partners

Publication — 1/27/2021

This resource provides steps for effectively approaching OFR partners.

From the Field: OFR Project Management Template

Publication — 1/27/2021

This Gantt chart template serves as a project management implementation timeline development tool for OFR teams.

From the Field: OFR Project Management Tool Instructions

Publication — 1/27/2021

This document explains how to use the OFR Project Management Template Gantt chart.

From the Field: OFR Timeline Samples

Publication — 1/27/2021

View a compilation of OFR team timeline display samples and description of software used to make the timeline displays.

Journal for Advancing Justice: Emerging Best Practices in Law Enforcement Deflection and Community Supervision Programs

Publication — 1/27/2021

This edition includes critical issues in law enforcement deflection and prearrest diversion programs and best practices in community supervision.

Polysubstance Use Among People Who Use Opioids

Publication — 1/27/2021

This article explores what data showing polysubstance use is the norm among people who use illicit drugs means for combating the overdose epidemic.

From the Field: Risk and Protective Factors

Publication — 1/15/2021

This resource provides information on suicide and overdose fatality review risk/protective factors and the sphere of influence.

From the Field: 10 Things to Know About Suicide and Overdose Fatality Review

Publication — 1/15/2021

The Indiana State Department of Health's Suicide and Overdose Fatality Review (SOFR) developed this resource to inform about SOFR.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): SAMHSA Overview

Publication — 1/15/2021

This resource outlines the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) vision, mission, centers, and regions.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): SAMHSA Regional Office Map

Publication — 1/15/2021

This resource provides information regarding the SAMHSA regional offices and roles of SAMHSA’s Regional Administrators.

National Stakeholder Partnership Series: Collecting Your Own Data

Publication — 1/14/2021

This document offers an overview of the tools and trainings that are available from the OVC-funded Center for Victim Research.

National Stakeholder Partnership Series: Finding Existing Data

Publication — 1/14/2021

This document offers an overview of data sources that can inform work with child and youth impacted and victimized by the opioid/substance use crisis.

National Stakeholder Partnership Series: Getting Help With Data

Publication — 1/14/2021

This briefing sheet offers several resources to assist with working with data, interpreting statistics, and using statistical programs.

National Stakeholder Partnership Series: Getting Started With Data

Publication — 1/14/2021

This briefing sheet offers guidance on how to begin a data collection task.

Stress, Addiction, and Native Americans: A Pathway to Healthier Living

Publication — 12/31/2020

This article outlines ways to mitigate, embrace, and reduce stress and addresses implications of stress resiliency for tribal communities.

"Catching Up With COSSAP" Newsletter, Fifth Edition 2020

Publication — 12/23/2020

We are pleased to make available the fifth edition of the "Catching Up With COSSAP" Newsletter.

From the Field: Opioid Fatality Review Boards: State Laws

Publication — 12/10/2020

This document summarizes state laws related to overdose fatality review (OFR).

5 Ways Juvenile and Family Court Judges Can Use Public Health Data and Resources to Address Substance Use Disorders

Publication — 11/30/2020

This resource offers five ways judges can use national public health data and resources to improve policy and practice.

5 Ways Juvenile Probation Administrators Can Use Public Health Data and Resources to Address Substance Use Disorders

Publication — 11/30/2020

Learn five ways probation administrators can use data/resources to improve policy/practice related to youth with SUD involved in the justice system.

5 Ways Prosecuting Attorneys and Public Defenders Can Use Public Health Data and Resources to Address Substance Use Disorders

Publication — 11/30/2020

Understanding the data and treatment available for substance use disorders can help attorneys argue for the most appropriate outcomes.

5 Ways Social Service Administrators Can Use Public Health Data and Resources to Address Substance Use Disorders

Publication — 11/30/2020

Learn five ways social service administrators can use data and other resources to improve policy and practice related to the effects of SUD.

Reunifying Families with Substance Use Disorders

Publication — 11/30/2020

Learn about child advocacy and the challenges of timely reunification of children and parents separated because of substance abuse in their homes.

The Opioid Epidemic Impact on Children and Adolescents

Publication — 11/30/2020

View an infographic of opioid misuse during pregnancy risks to the newborn, opioid use in the home risks to children, and opioid abuse risks to teens.

Working with Child Welfare Professionals in Drug Endangered Children (DEC) Efforts

Publication — 11/30/2020

Learn about information to include in reports to child abuse hotlines, working with partner agencies, and the timeframes to close an investigation.

Working with First Responders in Drug Endangered Children (DEC) Efforts

Publication — 11/30/2020

Learn the importance of documentation and identifying children at risk during any phase of the first responders' response to a situation.

Working with Law Enforcement in Drug Endangered Children (DEC) Efforts

Publication — 11/30/2020

Law enforcement can be integral in the identification of drug endangered children as well as helping intervene in the child and family’s life.

Working with Medical Professionals in Drug Endangered Children (DEC) Efforts

Publication — 11/30/2020

Medical professionals can identify DEC; treat children and families; and help gather information that may be helpful to other disciplines.

Working with Service Providers in Drug Endangered Children (DEC) Efforts

Publication — 11/30/2020

Service providers play an important role in identifying children in need as well as helping children and families to heal and grow.

Working with Victim Advocates in Drug Endangered Children (DEC) Efforts

Publication — 11/30/2020

Victim advocates are valuable to DEC efforts so that children impacted by a parent or caregiver’s use/overdose/death can be identified and helped.

OFR Data System User Guide

Publication — 11/12/2020

This document (released November 2020) provides guidance to the OFR teams on how to access, use, and evaluate the OFR Data System, Version 1.0.

RxCheck Integration Guidance Document

Publication — 11/5/2020

An overview of the integration process for the RxCheck Hub.

"Catching Up With COSSAP" Newsletter, Fourth Edition 2020

Publication — 10/30/2020

We are pleased to make available the fourth edition of the "Catching Up With COSSAP" Newsletter.

The 2019 Overdose Response Strategy (ORS) Cornerstone Report: Overdose Prevention Services in Jails

Publication — 10/28/2020

Each year, the ORS undertakes a Cornerstone Project to answer a common question and address shared informational needs regarding the overdose crisis.

Adverse Childhood Experiences and Their Impact on Tribal Communities

Publication — 10/26/2020

This article explores the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on the general population as well as within tribal communities.

The Opioid Crisis and the Nation’s Youth: Strategies and Solutions To Serve Our Youngest Victims

Publication — 10/22/2020

This meeting summary report offers a glimpse into what was offered, shared, and experienced by participants at the event.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): SAMHSA Training and Technical Assistance Resources

Publication — 10/19/2020

SAMHSA's practitioner training offers tools, training, and technical assistance to practitioners of mental health and substance use disorders.

Opioid & Stimulant Fact Sheet

Publication — 10/16/2020

The Department of Justice awarded more than $341 million in grants to combat America's Addiction Crisis.

Overdose Fatality Review (OFR) Data System Guidance, Version 1

Publication — 10/9/2020

This document (released October 2020) provides guidance to the OFR data reporter and data analyst on how to use the OFR data system.

National Stakeholder Partnership Series: The Opioid Crisis and Children: The Critical Role of Law Enforcement

Publication — 10/8/2020

Learn how law enforcement-led deflection presents opportunities to help drug-endangered children, the youngest victims of the nation’s opioid crisis.

Telesalud y Privacidad: Guía Federal para Proveedores de Tratemiento para Trastornos por Uso de Sustancias y Salud Mental

Publication — 10/6/2020

This resource provides tips on telehealth and privacy, based on federal guidance, for substance use disorder and mental health treatment providers. (Spanish language version)

The Overdose Mapping Application Program (ODMAP) Platform and User Guide

Publication — 10/1/2020

This resource provides a comprehensive overview of the ODMAP platform, examples of community application, and resources to support ODMAP adoption.

Harm Reduction Case Study: Bernalillo County, New Mexico

Publication — 9/24/2020

Public safety and public health agencies in Bernalillo County resolved to work together to reduce opioid use and overdose-related fatalities.

Harm Reduction Case Study: Kenosha County, Wisconsin

Publication — 9/24/2020

Kenosha County launched a three-pronged approach to mobilize resources and activate key partners in response to the substance abuse crisis.

Harm Reduction Case Study: Marion County, Indiana

Publication — 9/24/2020

Marion County launched an evidence-based syringe service program to address co-occurring epidemics of infectious disease and opioid overdose.

Overdose Response Strategy (ORS) Program Overview

Publication — 9/20/2020

The Overdose Response Strategy (ORS) is an unprecedented and unique collaboration between public health and public safety.

Collaborating With Community Agencies to Support Children of Parents With Substance Use Disorders

Publication — 9/2/2020

Schools can engage as partners with justice, public health, and child welfare agencies to address the effects of parental substance use.

Keeping Up With the Changing Landscape of Drugs of Abuse: What Do the Data Say?

Publication — 9/2/2020

This article provides examples of local, state, and national efforts aimed at tracking a continuously changing supply of illicit substances.

ODMAP Spotlight Series: Saint Paul, Minnesota

Publication — 9/2/2020

This ODMAP Spotlight highlights the Saint Paul, Minnesota, Police Department (SPPD) Community Outreach and Stabilization (COAST) Unit.

Using Telehealth for Behavioral Health in the Criminal Justice System

Publication — 9/2/2020

The purpose of this publication is to help readers develop or expand existing telehealth programs.

Overdose Fatality Review: A Practitioner's Guide to Implementation

Publication — 9/1/2020

This guide assists in implementing an Overdose Fatality Review process, designed for public health/safety, criminal justice, drug treatment and more.

"Catching Up With COSSAP" Newsletter, Third Edition 2020

Publication — 8/31/2020

We are pleased to make available the third edition of the "Catching Up With COSSAP" Newsletter.

Law Enforcement and First Responder Diversion Pathways to Diversion Case Studies Series: Officer Intervention

Publication — 8/27/2020

The Officer Intervention pathway is a true pre-arrest diversion program, implemented only with participation and support of law enforcement agencies.

Navigating Addiction and Treatment: A Guide for Families

Publication — 8/20/2020

This resource is for family members who are trying to navigate the complex world of addiction and help loved ones achieve recovery.

Treatment Record Privacy Laws

Publication — 8/15/2020

This article addresses the two most recent sets of amendments concerning treatment record privacy laws.

Overdose Fatality Review Teams: Partnerships with PDMPs

Meeting Presentation — 8/11/2020

This PowerPoint presentation highlights OFRs and the benefits of OFR and PDMP partnerships.

State Strategies to Improve the Use of PDMPs to Address Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders

Publication — 8/5/2020

A toolkit which highlights state practices in PDMP policy and identifies opportunities to improve access and ease of use by health care providers.

COSSAP Overview

Publication — 7/31/2020

This briefing sheet offers an overview of Bureau of Justice Assistance’s (BJA) Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP).

COSSAP Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Program Overview

Publication — 7/31/2020

This briefing sheet offers an overview of the COSSAP Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Program.

Orleans Reentry Court Program: Persistence, Peers, and Possibilities

Publication — 7/31/2020

The Orleans Reentry Court Program (ORCP) facilitates life-changing opportunities for incoming inmates to the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola.

Sample List: Facilitator Qualities

Publication — 7/22/2020

Sample List: Facilitator Qualities

Sample Template: Meeting Minutes

Publication — 7/22/2020

Sample Template: Meeting Minutes

Sample: Agency-Specific Data Elements

Publication — 7/22/2020

Sample: Agency-Specific Data Elements

Sample: Case Summary Outline

Publication — 7/22/2020

Sample: Case Summary Outline

Sample: Confidentiality Agreement

Publication — 7/22/2020

Sample: Confidentiality Agreement

Sample: Confidentiality Agreement and Review Sign-In Sheet

Publication — 7/22/2020

Sample: Confidentiality Agreement and Review Sign-In Sheet

Sample: Governing Committee Report Outline

Publication — 7/22/2020

Sample: Governing Committee Report Outline

Sample: Interagency Data Sharing Agreement

Publication — 7/22/2020

Sample: Interagency Data Sharing Agreement

Sample: Meeting Ground Rules

Publication — 7/22/2020

Sample: Meeting Ground Rules

Sample: Members' Guide to Collecting Case Information

Publication — 7/22/2020

Sample: Members' Guide to Collecting Case Information

Sample: OFR Agenda

Publication — 7/22/2020

Sample: OFR Agenda

Sample: OFR Case Email

Publication — 7/22/2020

Sample: OFR Case Email

Sample: OFR Recruiting Letter

Publication — 7/22/2020

Sample: OFR Recruiting Letter

Sample: OFR Two-Week Reminder Email

Publication — 7/22/2020

Sample: OFR Two-Week Reminder Email

Sample: Recommendation Work Plan

Publication — 7/22/2020

Sample: Recommendation Work Plan

Sample: Summary Data Report

Publication — 7/22/2020

Sample: Summary Data Report

Template: OFR Data Sharing Protocol

Publication — 7/22/2020

Template: OFR Data Sharing Protocol

Law Enforcement and First Responder Diversion Pathways to Diversion Case Studies Series: Naloxone Plus

Publication — 7/21/2020

The Naloxone Plus pathway involves outreach to an individual after an overdose by a team made up of first responders and multi-disciplinary partners.

Sample Checklist: OFR Launch

Publication — 7/21/2020

Sample Checklist: OFR Launch

Coordinator's Meeting Preparation Checklist

Publication — 7/20/2020

Coordinator's Meeting Preparation Checklist

Substance Use Disorders and Treatment Among Jail Populations: Resources for Corrections Personnel

Publication — 7/20/2020

Free education on substance/opioid use disorders, withdrawal management in custody, MAT, and reentry services is available to corrections personnel.

"Catching Up With COSSAP" Newsletter, Second Edition 2020

Publication — 6/30/2020

We are pleased to make available the second edition of the "Catching Up With COSSAP" Newsletter.

Helping Communities Respond Effectively to Overdoses: The Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program

Publication — 6/29/2020

ODMAP provides public safety and public health agencies with the opportunity to respond to a crisis as it occurs.

Substance Use Disorder: Child Welfare and Achieving Permanency Frequently Asked Questions

Publication — 6/24/2020

View frequently asked questions and answers from the June 2020 webinar by the Court Appointed Special Advocates Guardians ad Litem for Children.

Substance Use Disorders and Child Welfare, Part 3

Publication — 6/24/2020

Part 3 of a three-part series addressing substance use disorders, the opioid epidemic, child welfare, and a family-centered approach.

Social-Emotional Development as a Key to Success

Publication — 6/23/2020

Social-emotional development is a process to acquire essential life skills focused on knowing yourself, knowing others, and achieving your goals.

The Daily Life Realities of a Parent with an Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)

Publication — 5/6/2020

This resource focuses on parental OUD and includes solutions to help individuals and families affected by OUD get on a healthy road to recovery.

Telehealth and Privacy: Federal Guidance for SUD and Mental Health Treatment Providers

Publication — 4/30/2020

This resource provides tips on telehealth and privacy, based on federal guidance, for substance use disorder and mental health treatment providers.

"Catching Up With COSSAP" Newsletter, First Edition 2020

Publication — 4/29/2020

We are pleased to make available the inaugural edition of the "Catching Up With COSSAP" Newsletter.

Substance Use Disorder: A Family-centered Approach to Understanding Impact Frequently Asked Questions

Publication — 4/22/2020

View frequently asked questions and answers from the April 2020 webinar by the Court Appointed Special Advocates Guardians ad Litem for Children.

Substance Use Disorders and Child Welfare, Part 2

Meeting Presentation — 4/22/2020

Part 2 of a three-part series addressing substance use disorders, the opioid epidemic, child welfare, and a family-centered approach.

COSSAP Overdose Fatality Reviews and COVID-19 Virtual Case Review Meetings

Publication — 4/20/2020

This resource is to provide overdose fatality review (OFR) teams with guidance during COVID-19 response.

Drugs of Abuse, A DEA Resource Guide, 2020 Edition

Publication — 4/13/2020

This DEA resource guide is designed to be a reliable resource on the most commonly abused and misused drugs in the United States.

ODMAP and Protected Health Information Under HIPAA: Guidance Document

Publication — 3/30/2020

This document provides a description of the Privacy Rule, covered entities, permitted uses and disclosures, and how these interact with ODMAP.

Public Health and Safety Team (PHAST) Toolkit, Draft Version 2.0

Publication — 3/15/2020

Guidance for Data-driven Overdose Response Coordination About Public Health, Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, and First Responders

NACo-NSA Joint Task Force Report: Addressing the Federal Medicaid Inmate Exclusion Policy

Publication — 2/26/2020

A joint task force was convened to identify and raise awareness about the negative impacts of the Medicaid Inmate Exclusion Policy.

Substance Abuse Disorder and the Opioid Epidemic Frequently Asked Questions

Publication — 2/19/2020

View frequently asked questions and answers from the February 2020 webinar of the Court Appointed Special Advocates Guardians ad Litem for Children.

Substance Use Disorders and Child Welfare, Part 1

Meeting Presentation — 2/19/2020

Part 1 of a three-part series addressing substance use disorders, the opioid epidemic, child welfare, and a family-centered approach.

National Drug Control Strategy

Publication — 2/1/2020

This National Drug Control Strategy establishes the President's priorities for addressing the challenge of drug trafficking and use.

Rural Community Action Guide: Building Stronger, Healthy, Drug-Free Rural Communities

Publication — 1/30/2020

This tool is offered to assist rural community leaders in building an effective local response to the crisis of addiction.

Rural Community Action Guide: Promising Practices Supplement

Publication — 1/30/2020

This is a companion supplement to the Rural Community Action Guide: Building Stronger, Healthy, Drug-Free Rural Communities.

Drug Overdose Deaths in the United States, 1999-2018

Publication — 1/30/2020

This report updates trends in drug overdose deaths, including descriptions of demographic and geographic patterns.

Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Jails and Prisons

Publication — 1/14/2020

This toolkit provides correctional administrators and health care providers information to plan and implement MAT programs within jails and prisons.

Identifying High Utilizers

Publication — 12/30/2019

Combining data from the justice, health, and human services systems helps communities identify highest utilizers of multiple services and their needs.

Sample Data Sharing Agreements

Publication — 12/30/2019

These agreements were used as part of Camden ARISE, which linked data from criminal justice, health care, and housing in Camden, New Jersey.

Helping the Helpers: Strategies to Mitigate Secondary Trauma Resources

Publication — 12/4/2019

This resource listing was created to support the conference breakout session, “Helping the Helpers: Strategies to Mitigate Secondary Trauma.”

COAP Newsletter, Third Edition–2019

Publication — 11/6/2019

This edition of the COAP Newsletter was released on November 6, 2019.

Annual Surveillance Report of Drug-Related Risks and Outcomes – United States, 2019

Publication — 11/1/2019

This report summarizes the latest information available for various health outcomes, health behaviors, and prescribing patterns related to the drug problem in the United States.

Applying the Evidence: Legal Policy Approaches to Address Opioid Use Disorder in Criminal Justice and Child Welfare Settings

Publication — 10/1/2019

This report examines access to opioid use disorder treatment in the criminal justice and child welfare settings.

MAT for OUD Tools & Resources

Publication — 9/30/2019

View a curated selection of useful tools and resources related to medication-assisted treatment (MAT).

MAT Statutes, Regulations, and Guidelines

Publication — 9/8/2019

Learn about the federal statutes, regulations, and guidelines that apply to opioid treatment programs (OTPs) and medication-assisted treatment (MAT).

The Effects of Incarceration and Reentry on Community Health and Well-Being: Proceedings of a Workshop

Publication — 8/31/2019

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a workshop on June 6, 2018.

The Future of Fentanyl and Other Synthetic Opioids

Publication — 8/31/2019

This resource offers a systematic assessment of the past, present, and possible futures of synthetic opioids in the United States.

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) in the Criminal Justice System: Brief Guidance to the States

Publication — 8/22/2019

Guidance is offered to state governments on increasing the availability of evidence-based medication-assisted treatment in criminal justice settings.

Medication-assisted Treatment Inside Correctional Facilities: Addressing Medication Diversion

Publication — 8/21/2019

There are many steps jails and prisons can take to effectively minimize and control the diversion of drugs used in medication-assisted treatment.

MAT for Opioid Use Disorder: Overcoming Objections

Publication — 8/1/2019

This paper highlights objections to medication-assisted treatment that are often raised in correctional justice settings and evidence-based responses.

Court Responses to the Opioid Epidemic: Happening Now

Publication — 7/31/2019

This document provides a snapshot of some strategies being used by courts and justice system practitioners to prevent overdose deaths and save lives.

International Overdose Awareness Day: PDMPs in the Race to Prevent Drug Overdoses

Publication — 7/31/2019

Prescription drug monitoring programs are driven by a common goal: to serve as tools for public safety and public health.

The 10 Essential Elements of Opioid Intervention Courts

Publication — 7/31/2019

Opioid intervention courts may benefit from incorporating the essential elements outlined in this document.

Local Health Department Approaches to Opioid Use Prevention and Response: An Environmental Scan

Publication — 7/30/2019

Data regarding local opioid overdose prevention and response activities undertaken by local health departments is presented.

Buprenorphine (Bup) Hospital Quick Start

Publication — 5/10/2019

This chart offers guidance for prescribers who are considering ordering buprenorphine for a patient.

Guidelines for the Successful Transition of People with Behavioral Health Disorders from Jail and Prison

Publication — 5/1/2019

This document presents cross-systems tools to assist behavioral health and justice system professionals who work with people transitioning back to the community from jails and prisons.

BJA COAP The Peer Recovery Support Services Mentoring Initiative

Publication — 4/1/2019

This briefing sheet details the Bureau of Justice Assistance Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program's Peer Recovery Support Services Mentoring Initiative.

Emerging Trends in the Evolving Opioid Overdose Epidemic

Publication — 3/29/2019

The reemergence of stimulants and the challenges it presents in efforts to combat the opioid epidemic are addressed.

COAP Newsletter, Second Edition–2019

Publication — 3/12/2019

This edition of the COAP Newsletter was released on March 12, 2019.

BJA COAP Support to Local Governments

Publication — 3/1/2019

This briefing sheet provides an overview of the Bureau of Justice Assistance Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program's support to local governments.

BJA COAP Support to States and Territories

Publication — 3/1/2019

This briefing sheet provides an overview of the Bureau of Justice Assistance Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program's support to states and territories.

BJA COAP Support to Tribal Communities

Publication — 3/1/2019

This briefing sheet provides an overview of the Bureau of Justice Assistance Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program's support to tribal communities.

BJA COAP Training and Technical Assistance

Publication — 3/1/2019

This briefing sheet details the Bureau of Justice Assistance Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program's Training and Technical Assistance Program.

BJA Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program

Publication — 3/1/2019

This briefing sheet provides an overview of the Bureau of Justice Assistance Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program.

BJA COAP Law Enforcement/First Responder Diversion

Publication — 3/1/2019

This briefing sheet provides details of BJA's Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program's support of law enforcement/first responder diversion programs.

COAP Newsletter, First Edition–2019

Publication — 2/11/2019

This edition of the COAP Newsletter was released on February 11, 2019.

A Bridge to Long-Term Recovery: Building Meaningful Collaboration

Publication — 2/1/2019

Safe, affordable, and supportive housing is associated with stability and permanency in recovery support services.

BJA Selects Model Peer Programs Addressing Opioid Epidemic

Publication — 1/22/2019

Mentor organizations will foster promising approaches, best practices, and evidence-supported peer program programming to address the opioid epidemic.

The Next Stage of Buprenorphine Care for Opioid Use Disorder

Publication — 11/6/2018

This article reviews research findings around facilitating successful, evidence-based treatment and care for patients with OUD.

Best Practices for Successful Reentry for People Who Have Opioid Addictions

Publication — 11/1/2018

This fact sheet describes best practices to ensure safe, successful reentry for people who have opioid addictions.

Knocking on Doors to Get Opioid Overdose Survivors Into Treatment

Publication — 10/24/2018

The quick response team (QRT) in Huntington, West Virginia, and its work are highlighted.

The Opioid Epidemic in Indian Country: What Tribal Leaders in Arizona Need to Know

Publication — 10/15/2018

This report was developed in response to the persistent opioid crisis in Indian Country and the tragic rising of opioid overdoses/deaths in Arizona.

Jail-Based Medication-Assisted Treatment: Promising Practices, Guidelines, and Resources for the Field

Publication — 10/1/2018

Lessons learned from the innovative use of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and essential MAT program components are covered.

Children Impacted by Addiction: A Toolkit for Educators

Publication — 9/30/2018

This toolkit can help guide counselors, teachers, psychologists, and social workers through the challenges of helping children impacted by addiction.

Telemedicine and Prescribing Buprenorphine for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder

Publication — 9/27/2018

This document provides an example of a clinical practice engagement consistent with the DEA statement on MAT and telehealth.

Evidence-Based Strategies for Preventing Opioid Overdose: What's Working in the United States

Publication — 8/31/2018

This document assists in understanding and navigating effective strategies to prevent opioid overdose in communities.

COAP Newsletter, Second Edition-2018

Publication — 8/30/2018

This edition of the COAP Newsletter was released August 30, 2018.

A Drug Court Clinician’s Guide for Linking People to Opioid Treatment Services

Publication — 7/31/2018

This pocket guide was produced by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP).

A Drug Court Team Member’s Guide to Medication in Addiction Treatment

Publication — 7/31/2018

This pocket guide was produced by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP).

Overcoming Data-Sharing Challenges in the Opioid Epidemic: Integrating Substance Use Disorder Treatment in Primary Care

Publication — 7/30/2018

This paper examines laws that regulate SUD information sharing and primary care practices that are important in treating the opioid epidemic.

Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit

Publication — 6/1/2018

This toolkit offers strategies for developing practices and policies to help prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths.

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs

Publication — 5/24/2018

This report gives an overview of prescription drug monitoring programs, including operations, interstate data sharing, and compliance mechanisms.

Illicit Opioids: Office of National Drug Control Policy and Other Agencies Need to Better Assess Strategic Efforts

Publication — 5/17/2018

The U.S. Government Accountability Office discussed federal agencies' specific opioid-related strategies and measures of performance.

Opioid Epidemic Practical Toolkit: Helping Faith-Based and Community Leaders Bring Hope and Healing to Our Communities

Publication — 5/5/2018

This toolkit offers practical ways a community can consider bringing hope and healing to those affected by the opioid epidemic.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force

Publication — 5/5/2018

The Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force addresses gaps or inconsistencies in pain management.

Effective Treatments for Opioid Addiction

Publication — 5/3/2018

This resource provides an overview of opioid use disorder and effective treatment, including medication-assisted treatment (MAT).

Open Roads and Overflowing Jails: Addressing High Rates of Rural Pre-Trial Incarceration

Publication — 5/1/2018

This document explores the increase in jail populations in small counties and makes recommendations to reduce pre-trial populations.

Finding Quality Treatment for Substance Use Disorders

Publication — 4/30/2018

This fact sheet serves as a guide for individuals seeking behavioral health treatment.

COAP Newsletter, First Edition-2018

Publication — 4/25/2018

This inaugural edition of the COAP Newsletter was released in the summer of 2018.

Building Recovery: State Policy Guide for Supporting Recovery Housing

Publication — 4/18/2018

The Recovery Housing Toolkit is designed to assist in the creation of certification systems for sober homes.

Emergency Department Data Show Rapid Increases in Opioid Overdoses

Publication — 3/6/2018

Statistical data on emergency department visits for suspected opioid overdoses is presented. Training for improved outcomes is included.

Corrections-Based Responses to the Opioid Epidemic

Publication — 3/1/2018

This article focuses on corrections professionals implementing jail or prison-based overdose education and naloxone distribution programs.

The Geographic Variation in the Cost of the Opioid Crisis

Publication — 3/1/2018

View a presentation of the per-capita state-level and county-level nonmortality and total economic burdens of the opioid crisis in 2015.

The Opioid Crisis by the Numbers

Publication — 2/28/2018

This infographic presents statistics about the opioid crisis.

Now What? The Role of Prevention Following a Nonfatal Opioid Overdose

Publication — 1/26/2018

Three promising post-overdose interventions after a nonfatal overdose are discussed.

Preventing the Consequences of Opioid Overdose: Understanding Naloxone Access Laws

Publication — 1/20/2018

This document describes the aims of naloxone access laws and the various forms they can take.

Clinical Guidance for Treating Pregnant and Parenting Women With Opioid Use Disorder and Their Infants

Publication — 1/3/2018

Comprehensive, national guidance for optimal management of pregnant and parenting women with opioid use disorder and their infants is offered.

Evaluation Fact Sheet: Nexus Treatment Center

Publication — 12/12/2017

This fact sheet is a supporting document for the "The Role of Long-Term, Modified Therapeutic Communities in Methamphetamine Treatment" session of the 2021 Virtual COSSAP National Forum.

The Underestimated Cost of the Opioid Crisis

Publication — 11/1/2017

This report offers insight about the economic cost of deaths resulting from overdoses.

Research Report: A Blueprint for Interagency and Cross-Jurisdictional Data Sharing

Publication — 7/30/2017

This report offers practical strategies for executing successful data integration projects across agencies and jurisdictions.

Report on Lessons Learned from Rural Opioid Overdose Reversal Grant Recipients

Publication — 4/28/2017

This report summarizes lessons learned on how to engage, educate, and connect stakeholders to resources to help combat the opioid overdose epidemic.

Critical Connections: Getting People Leaving Prison and Jail the Mental Health Care and Substance Use Treatment They Need

Publication — 1/11/2017

Questions that policymakers should ask to help people with mental health needs leaving prison or jail get community-based treatment are identified.

Frequently Asked Questions: Data-Driven Justice and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

Publication — 1/11/2017

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provides answers to many of the most common questions and misperceptions regarding HIPAA.

Building Successful Partnerships Between Law Enforcement and Public Health Agencies to Address Opioid Use

Publication — 9/22/2016

This report is a product of the Law Enforcement and Public Health: Successful Partnerships in Addressing Opioid Use Forum.

King County Health and Human Services Transformation: The Familiar Faces Initiative

Publication — 6/29/2016

This document details a cross-sector approach to assisting frequent utilizers of the jail who also have mental health and/or substance use conditions.

Recovery Team Deployment Policy

Publication — 3/28/2016

This document offers an example of a recovery team deployment policy from the Winthrop Police Department.

CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

Publication — 3/18/2016

This guideline provides recommendations for primary care clinicians who prescribe opioids for chronic pain.

Coming Out of Concrete Closets: A Report on Black & Pink’s National LGBTQ Prisoner Survey

Publication — 10/21/2015

This report lifts up the voicers of LGBTQ prisoners from across the United States so that they can inform, shape, and lead the movement for prisoner justice.

Use of Naloxone Policy

Publication — 3/1/2015

This document offers an example of a use of naloxone policy from the Winthrop Police Department.

Sharing Data for Better Results: A Guide to Building Integrated Data Systems Compatible With Federal Privacy Laws

Publication — 12/30/2014

This toolkit aims to help cities successfully navigate the balance between privacy and delivery of efficient and effective services.

Super Utilizer Summit: Common Themes From Innovative Complex Care Management Programs

Publication — 10/1/2013

This report presents the summit’s common themes and key recommendations for building better systems of care for high utilizers.

Collateral Costs: Incarceration’s Effect on Economic Mobility

Publication — 11/3/2010

This report examined the prison population by race/ethnicity and educational levels.
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