America’s substance abuse crisis is a public safety and public health emergency that threatens the well-being of individuals who abuse drugs as well as their families, communities, and, ultimately, the nation. It impacts first responders, the criminal justice system, child welfare and foster care, behavioral health systems, and victim service providers. Supporting the field in addressing this epidemic is one of the U.S. Department of Justice’s top priorities and, at the center of this response, is the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s (BJA) Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP).
Promote public safety and support access to treatment and recovery services in the criminal justice system.
Strengthen the collection and sharing of data across systems to understand and address the impact of illicit substance use and misuse.
Align and maximize resources across systems and leverage diverse program funding.
Prevent illicit substance use and misuse.
The COSSAP TTA Program offers a centralized online system for requesting all forms of TTA (by grantees and non-grantees alike) through the completion of a brief online form. Each submission is matched with the COSSAP TTA provider (or team of providers) with the corresponding area of expertise. This process is provided to the field free-of-charge.