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.

COSSAP Digest—July 15, 2022

Digest — 7/15/2022

The COSSAP Digest is a biweekly compilation of COSSAP-developed resources and upcoming events recently posted to the COSSAP Resource Center.

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.

COSSAP Digest—July 1, 2022

Digest — 7/1/2022

The COSSAP Digest is a biweekly compilation of COSSAP-developed resources and upcoming events recently posted to the COSSAP Resource Center.

Fort Wayne, Indiana: A Community With HART

Success Story — 6/30/2022

Darcy Robins, MSW, CPS, Lead Social Worker with the Fort Wayne Police Department's Hope and Recovery Team (HART) submitted this success story detailing HART and its community partners.

"Catching Up With COSSAP" Newsletter, Third Edition 2022

Publication — 6/30/2022

We are pleased to make available the third edition of the "Catching Up With COSSAP" Newsletter for 2022.

How Courts and Jails are Partnering to Support Medication-Assisted Treatment: Case Studies on Successful Partnerships and Programs

Publication — 6/30/2022

This report features case studies on partnerships between jails and courts that have increased access and connection to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for arrested or incarcerated individuals.

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.

COSSAP Digest—June 17, 2022

Digest — 6/17/2022

The COSSAP Digest is a biweekly compilation of COSSAP-developed resources and upcoming events recently posted to the COSSAP Resource Center.

Fast Facts on Fentanyl and Protecting Children From Digital Dealers Toolkit

Toolkit — 6/13/2022

This toolkit highlights the dangers of fentanyl, how drug dealers utilize social media to sell illicit substances, and that those substances may contain deadly amounts of synthetic opioids.

COSSAP Digest—June 3, 2022

Digest — 6/3/2022

The COSSAP Digest is a biweekly compilation of COSSAP-developed resources and upcoming events recently posted to the COSSAP Resource Center.

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.

State-Level Policies That Affect Opioid-Related Overdose Responses: Naloxone Access and Good Samaritan Laws

Publication — 5/24/2022

This article discusses naloxone access and Good Samaritan laws, considers how they affect overdose prevention programs, and offers guidance on how to interpret these laws in individual jurisdictions.

Considerations for First Responder Deflection in Rural Communities

Publication — 5/23/2022

The purpose of this document is to explore challenges faced by rural jurisdictions implementing first responder deflection programs and the innovative responses that have been developed by them.

COSSAP Digest—May 20, 2022

Digest — 5/20/2022

The COSSAP Digest is a biweekly compilation of COSSAP-developed resources and upcoming events recently posted to the COSSAP Resource Center.

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.

Peer Recovery Support Services in Correctional Settings

Publication — 5/12/2022

The purpose of this publication is to assist organizations in a thoughtful, deliberate approach to successfully integrate peer recovery support services (PRSS).

New to OFRs Affinity Group: Facilitate Your OFR Meeting

Video — 5/10/2022

This meeting will provide new OFR Affinity Group members with information on facilitating OFR meetings.

COSSAP Digest—May 6, 2022

Digest — 5/6/2022

The COSSAP Digest is a biweekly compilation of COSSAP-developed resources and upcoming events recently posted to the COSSAP Resource Center.

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.

Screening and Assessment for Substance Use Disorders

Publication — 5/2/2022

This brief is designed to inform judges and court officials about screening and assessment for substance use disorders among individuals appearing in criminal courts.

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.

"Catching Up With COSSAP" Newsletter, Second Edition 2022

Publication — 4/25/2022

We are pleased to make available the second edition of the "Catching Up With COSSAP" Newsletter for 2022.

COSSAP Digest—April 22, 2022

Digest — 4/22/2022

The COSSAP Digest is a biweekly compilation of COSSAP-developed resources and upcoming events recently posted to the COSSAP Resource Center.

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.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at the Intersection of Criminal Behavior and Substance Use Disorder

Publication — 4/18/2022

This brief provides snapshots of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) at work in the criminal justice system.

New to OFRs Affinity Group: Plan Your OFR Meeting

Video — 4/12/2022

This meeting will provide new OFR Affinity Group members with information on planning OFR meetings.

COSSAP Digest—April 8, 2022

Digest — 4/8/2022

The COSSAP Digest is a biweekly compilation of COSSAP-developed resources and upcoming events recently posted to the COSSAP Resource Center.

Peer Recovery Support Services in New York Opioid Intervention Courts: Essential Elements and Processes for Effective Integration

Publication — 4/5/2022

Opioid intervention courts (OICs)—a relatively new form of treatment and recovery court—have shown early promise in addressing the needs of justice-involved individuals with opioid use disorders.

The Americans with Disabilities Act and the Opioid Crisis: Combating Discrimination Against People in Treatment or Recovery

Publication — 4/5/2022

The U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, has responded to the opioid crisis with a comprehensive approach prioritizing prevention, enforcement, and treatment.

Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network (JCOIN) Training and Engagement Center (JTEC)

Online Resource — 4/1/2022

JTEC is a free learning, skill building, and facilitation platform for justice and health practitioners and scholars.

Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network (JCOIN) Training and Technical Assistance (TTA)

Online Resource — 4/1/2022

Learn about the free TTA opportunities offered by JCOIN and submit an online TTA request.

Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network (JCOIN) Federal Funding Dashboard

Online Resource — 4/1/2022

The JCOIN funding dashboard provides a visual representation of the allocation of federal funding to address the opioid crisis in criminal justice-involved populations.

Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network (JCOIN) Coordination and Translation Center (CTC) Website

Online Resource — 4/1/2022

This website features research findings, news, and resources from the JCOIN initiative.

CONNECT Researcher and Practitioner Collaboration Tool

Online Resource — 4/1/2022

CONNECT is a researcher and practitioner collaboration and discovery tool developed by the Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network (JCOIN).

OFR Facilitation Checklist

Publication — 3/31/2022

This overdose fatality review (OFR) checklist offers steps to take before the meeting, during the meeting, and after the meeting to ensure successful facilitation of the OFR team meeting.

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.

President Biden Calls for Increased Funding to Address Addiction and the Overdose Epidemic

News Report — 3/28/2022

The budget calls for increased funding for evidence-based prevention, harm reduction, treatment, recovery, interdiction, and supply reduction approaches to save lives.

National Drug Control Budget FY 2023 Funding Highlights

Publication — 3/28/2022

To curb the overdose epidemic, President Biden’s 2023 Budget requests $42.5 billion for National Drug Control Program agencies, a $3.2 billion increase over the FY 2022 Continuing Resolution level.

COSSAP Digest—March 25, 2022

Digest — 3/25/2022

The COSSAP Digest is a biweekly compilation of COSSAP-developed resources and upcoming events recently posted to the COSSAP Resource Center.

Public Safety and Public Health Partnerships to Address Stimulants: Virtual Workshop Report

Publication — 3/25/2022

This report details results of a 2-day virtual workshop that gathered leading practitioners, researchers, and policymakers to discuss the impact of stimulants in communities across the country.

How Law Enforcement Agencies and Officers Can Work Proactively With Health-Adjacent Programming—Part I: Naloxone

Publication — 3/24/2022

Health-adjacent programming includes approaches that let multiple community entities (i.e., medical providers, law enforcement officers) to address an event together in a responsive, flexible manner.

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

Webinar — 3/24/2022

This webinar will provide 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.

Jail Diversion Models: Part I

Publication — 3/23/2022

This article provides an overview of jail-based diversion programs—when people may be introduced to them, how they work, and what resources are available to begin or modify a diversion system.

Next-of-Kin Interviews: A Practitioner’s Guide to Implementation

Toolkit — 3/22/2022

This toolkit provides readers with information needed to identify, conduct, and report on a next-of-kin (NOK) interview.

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.

Methamphetamine Response Act

Publication — 3/14/2022

On March 14, 2022, President Biden signed the Methamphetamine Response Act into law.

COSSAP Digest—March 11, 2022

Digest — 3/11/2022

The COSSAP Digest is a biweekly compilation of COSSAP-developed resources and upcoming events recently posted to the COSSAP Resource Center.

Disposable Phones Indispensable to Success of Overdose Response Program in Lexington County, South Carolina

Success Story — 3/8/2022

Learn about The Courage Center (TCC), the Coordinated Overdose Response and Engagement (CORE) program, and the Community Outreach Paramedic Education (COPE) program.

10 Tips to Facilitate a Successful Overdose Fatality Review

Publication — 3/2/2022

Facilitating an overdose fatality review (OFR) team is a unique skill. It requires effective management of committee dynamics, personalities, and agendas, as well as setting aside personal opinions.

Detecting Opioid Distribution Networks Using Network Modeling and Community-Based Intelligence

Publication — 2/28/2022

Illicit opioid supplies can be greatly reduced by disrupting distribution networks. New research shows the power of computer modeling and community-based intelligence to reveal network connections.

Substance Use Prevention Programs Literature Review: A Product of the Model Programs Guide

Online Resource — 2/28/2022

This literature review focuses on initiation of substance use among children and youth.

COSSAP New Grantee Orientation: JustGrants

Webinar — 2/28/2022

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

"Catching Up With COSSAP" Newsletter, First Edition 2022

Publication — 2/25/2022

We are pleased to make available the first edition of the "Catching Up With COSSAP" Newsletter for 2022.

Case Management for First Responder Deflection

Webinar — 2/24/2022

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.

COSSAP Digest—February 22, 2022

Digest — 2/22/2022

The COSSAP Digest is a biweekly compilation of COSSAP-developed resources and upcoming events recently posted to the COSSAP Resource Center.

The NEW OFR Data System: Everything You Need To Know To Get Started

Video — 2/16/2022

This webinar provides information on the new Overdose Fatality Review (OFR) Data System.

New to OFRs Affinity Group

Webinar — 2/15/2022

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

OJP Financial Training

Video — 2/14/2022

View OJP’s Financial Management Training for BJA’s Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program grant recipients.

Managing Substance Withdrawal in Jails: A Legal Brief

Publication — 2/8/2022

This Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) release describes the scope of the challenge of managing substance withdrawal in jails.

Screening for Substance Use Disorders in Jails

Publication — 2/4/2022

This article introduces administrative, clinical, and nonclinical jail staff to substance use disorder (SUD) screening instruments and their use in jail settings.

COSSAP Digest—February 4, 2022

Digest — 2/4/2022

The COSSAP Digest is a biweekly compilation of COSSAP-developed resources and upcoming events recently posted to the COSSAP Resource Center.

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

Webinar — 1/27/2022

During this webinar, representatives from Blue Earth County, MN, and Orange County, NC, 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.

COSSAP Digest—January 7, 2022

Digest — 1/7/2022

The COSSAP Digest is a biweekly compilation of COSSAP-developed resources and upcoming events recently posted to the COSSAP Resource Center.

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.

COSSAP Digest—December 22, 2021

Digest — 12/22/2021

The COSSAP Digest is a biweekly compilation of COSSAP-developed resources and upcoming events recently posted to the COSSAP Resource Center.

Changes Spurred by OFR Team Transform Battle Against Substance Use in Winnebago County

Publication — 12/20/2021

This COSSAP Newsletter article highlights the successes of the Overdose Fatality Review (OFR) Team in Winnebago County, Wisconsin.

"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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

COSSAP Digest—December 3, 2021

Digest — 12/3/2021

The COSSAP Digest is a biweekly compilation of COSSAP-developed resources and upcoming events recently posted to the COSSAP Resource Center.

Beaver County, Pennsylvania, Behavioral Health: Collaboration Produces Results

Success Story — 12/2/2021

Jill Perry, Grant Coordinator for Beaver County, Pennsylvania submitted this success story about Beaver County Behavioral Health and Development Services' (BCBH) Let Us Know project.

COSSAP Digest—November 19, 2021

Digest — 11/19/2021

The COSSAP Digest is a biweekly compilation of COSSAP-developed resources and upcoming events recently posted to the COSSAP Resource Center.

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.

COSSAP Digest—November 5, 2021

Digest — 11/5/2021

The COSSAP Digest is a biweekly compilation of COSSAP-developed resources and upcoming events recently posted to the COSSAP Resource Center.

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.

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.

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.

San Francisco's New Rapid Response Teams Race to Save Lives as ODs Dramatically Rise

News Report — 11/3/2021

The city's per capita overdose death rate is among the highest in the U.S. To help address the crisis, city officials launched Street Overdose Response Teams, part of a broader public health effort.

Glossary of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Terms

Publication — 11/3/2021

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

International Association of Chiefs of Police's (IACP) COSSAP Project Webpage

Online Resource — 11/3/2021

IACP has developed a project webpage highlighting the Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP): Law Enforcement-First Responder Partnership TTA Program.

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.

Cabell County, West Virginia, Success Story

Success Story — 11/1/2021

Connie Priddy, Director of Quality Compliance/Huntington Quick Response Team Program Coordinator for Cabell County Emergency Medical Services (EMS), submitted this success story.

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.

Prosecution, Drug Use & Public Health Panel Discussion

Video — 10/26/2021

This conversation focuses on the current state of drug prosecution and how prosecutors can uplift treatment over incarceration.

Results From the 2020 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Detailed Tables

Online Resource — 10/25/2021

Results from the 2020 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Detailed Tables is a collection of tables presenting national estimates from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH).

COSSAP Digest—October 22, 2021

Digest — 10/22/2021

The COSSAP Digest is a biweekly compilation of COSSAP-developed resources and upcoming events recently posted to the COSSAP Resource Center.

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

Infographic — 10/18/2021

The Center for Health and Justice (CHJ) at TASC and NORC partnered on a survey and report of more than 300 first responder agencies and their use of deflection.

"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.

As Overdose Fatality Review (OFR) Circle Widens, Ripple Effects Intersect in Pennsylvania County

Publication — 10/18/2021

This COSSAP Newsletter article highlights the successes of the Overdose Fatality Review Team in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania.

COSSAP Digest—October 15, 2021

Digest — 10/15/2021

The COSSAP Digest is a biweekly compilation of COSSAP-developed resources and upcoming events recently posted to the COSSAP Resource Center.

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.

Tele Rabii: A Personal Experience with Drug Court

Video — 10/5/2021

This video is part of a series that correspond to the Institute for Innovation in Prosecution’s publication, A New Approach: A Prosecutor’s Guide to Advancing a Public Health Response to Drug Use.

Brooklyn Collaborative Legal Engagement Assistance Response (CLEAR): Pre-Booking Program

Video — 10/1/2021

This video is part of a series that correspond to the Institute for Innovation in Prosecution’s publication, A New Approach: A Prosecutor’s Guide to Advancing a Public Health Response to Drug Use.

Julie Eldred: A Woman's Experience With Substance Use Disorder and the Legal System

Video — 10/1/2021

This video is part of a series that correspond to the Institute for Innovation in Prosecution’s publication, A New Approach: A Prosecutor’s Guide to Advancing a Public Health Response to Drug Use.

Understanding Substance Use Disorder

Video — 10/1/2021

This video is part of a series that correspond to the Institute for Innovation in Prosecution’s publication, A New Approach: A Prosecutor’s Guide to Advancing a Public Health Response to Drug Use.

Advice to Prosecutors from Harm Reduction Experts

Video — 10/1/2021

This video is part of a series that correspond to the Institute for Innovation in Prosecution’s publication, A New Approach: A Prosecutor’s Guide to Advancing a Public Health Response to Drug Use.

Prosecutors Reflect on Drug Policy

Video — 10/1/2021

This video is part of a series that correspond to the Institute for Innovation in Prosecution’s publication, A New Approach: A Prosecutor’s Guide to Advancing a Public Health Response to Drug Use.

Andre Ward: A Story About Selling Drugs, Incarceration, and Redemption

Video — 10/1/2021

This video is part of a series that correspond to the Institute for Innovation in Prosecution’s publication, A New Approach: A Prosecutor’s Guide to Advancing a Public Health Response to Drug Use.

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.

National Violence Against Women Law Enforcement Training and Technical Assistance Consortium (LETTAC) Resource Center

Online Resource — 10/1/2021

Announcing the Launch of LETTAC: Serving Victims by Supporting Law Enforcement

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.

Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) Sustainability Toolkit

Toolkit — 9/30/2021

Sustainability is defined as the capacity to maintain the essential features of a grant program’s components and benefits into the future. Learn more about sustainability planning in this toolkit.

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.

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.

COSSAP Digest—September 24, 2021

Digest — 9/24/2021

The COSSAP Digest is a biweekly compilation of COSSAP-developed resources and upcoming events recently posted to the COSSAP Resource Center.

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.

COSSAP Digest—September 10, 2021

Digest — 9/10/2021

The COSSAP Digest is a biweekly compilation of COSSAP-developed resources and upcoming events recently posted to the COSSAP Resource Center.

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.

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.

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.

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.

COSSAP Digest—August 27, 2021

Digest — 8/27/2021

The COSSAP Digest is a biweekly compilation of COSSAP-developed resources and upcoming events recently posted to the COSSAP Resource Center.

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.

OFR/PHAST Video—360° Overdose Data to Action

Video — 8/25/2021

Learn how and why a comprehensive (360 degree) approach to overdose prevention incorporates both the Public Health and Safety Team (PHAST) framework and overdose fatality reviews (OFR).

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.

COSSAP Digest—August 13, 2021

Digest — 8/13/2021

The COSSAP Digest is a biweekly compilation of COSSAP-developed resources and upcoming events recently posted to the COSSAP Resource Center.

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).

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.

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.

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.

Certified Recovery Specialist Supervisor (CRSS) Application

Online Resource — 8/1/2021

This document offers an example of a certified recovery specialist supervisor application from the Pennsylvania Certification Board.

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.

COSSAP Digest—July 30, 2021

Digest — 7/30/2021

The COSSAP Digest is a biweekly compilation of COSSAP-developed resources and upcoming events recently posted to the COSSAP Resource Center.

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.

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 abuse within tribal communities.

COSSAP Digest—July 16, 2021

Digest — 7/16/2021

The COSSAP Digest is a biweekly compilation of COSSAP-developed resources and upcoming events recently posted to the COSSAP Resource Center.

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.

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).

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

COSSAP Digest—July 2, 2021

Digest — 7/2/2021

The COSSAP Digest is a biweekly compilation of COSSAP-developed resources and upcoming events recently posted to the COSSAP Resource Center.

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.

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.

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.

COSSAP Digest—June 18, 2021

Digest — 6/18/2021

The COSSAP Digest is a biweekly compilation of COSSAP-developed resources and upcoming events recently posted to the COSSAP Resource Center.

"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.

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.

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.

COSSAP Digest—June 4, 2021

Digest — 6/4/2021

The COSSAP Digest is a biweekly compilation of COSSAP-developed resources and upcoming events recently posted to the COSSAP Resource Center.

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.

COSSAP Digest—May 21, 2021

Digest — 5/21/2021

The COSSAP Digest is a biweekly compilation of COSSAP-developed resources and upcoming events recently posted to the COSSAP Resource Center.

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. 

Raising the Bar with Data: Identifying, Collecting and Putting Data to Work for Systems Change

Video — 5/13/2021

This is day three of the National Stakeholder Partnership meeting held on May 11–13, 2021.

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.

National Indian Health Board-Tribal Opioid Response Resource Toolkit

Online Resource — 5/13/2021

This toolkit provides an array of materials, tools, resources, and links to support Tribes as they combat the opioid epidemic.

Raising the Bar with Innovation: Using Family Centered Practices and Court Innovation to Promote Family Reunification

Video — 5/12/2021

This is day two of the National Stakeholder Partnership meeting held on May 11–13, 2021.

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.

Raising the Bar with Collaboration: Using Cross Training and Collaboration for Integrated Systems Change

Video — 5/11/2021

This is day one of the National Stakeholder Partnership meeting held on May 11–13, 2021.

COSSAP Digest—May 7, 2021

Digest — 5/7/2021

The COSSAP Digest is a biweekly compilation of COSSAP-developed resources and upcoming events recently posted to the COSSAP Resource Center.

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.

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 specialist

COSSAP Digest—April 23, 2021

Digest — 4/23/2021

The COSSAP Digest is a biweekly compilation of COSSAP-developed resources and upcoming events recently posted to the COSSAP Resource Center.

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.

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.

“Change Happens at the Speed of Trust”: OFR Forum Raises Profile of Winning Strategy in Battle Against Substance Abuse

Publication — 4/16/2021

This COSSAP Newsletter article presents an overview of the 2021 Virtual National Forum on Overdose Fatality Review (OFR).

"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.

Good Medicine Bundles

Online Resource — 4/15/2021

Use the wisdom of Native practices of wellness combined with the insights of modern science to help Native and non-Native students avoid the dangers of substance misuse.

Trauma-Specific Services—Programs that Work

Webinar — 4/14/2021

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

COSSAP Digest—April 12, 2021

Digest — 4/12/2021

The COSSAP Digest is a biweekly compilation of COSSAP-developed resources and upcoming events recently posted to the COSSAP Resource Center.

Peer Recovery Support Services and Supporting Fathers in Recovery

Webinar — 4/5/2021

This webinar will provide information on PRSS and introduce the Strong Dads Make Strong Kids program currently being provided by Barton County, KS.

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.

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.

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.

COSSAP Digest—March 26, 2021

Digest — 3/26/2021

The COSSAP Digest is a biweekly compilation of COSSAP-developed resources and upcoming events recently posted to the COSSAP Resource Center.

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.

COSSAP Digest—March 12, 2021

Digest — 3/12/2021

The COSSAP Digest is a biweekly compilation of COSSAP-developed resources and upcoming events recently posted to the COSSAP Resource Center.

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).

How to Use the DEA 72-Hour Emergency Rule for Methadone and Buprenorphine in Jails

Publication — 3/8/2021

When a person is booked into a jail and reports active treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD) with methadone or buprenorphine, jails may face challenges in timely access to the medications.

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.

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.

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.

2021 National Virtual Forum on Overdose Fatality Review: Mock OFR Review 1: Urban Review

Video — 2/25/2021

A mock OFR team conducts an urban overdose fatality review.

2021 National Virtual Forum on Overdose Fatality Review: Mock OFR Review 2: Rural Review

Video — 2/25/2021

A mock OFR team conducts a rural overdose fatality review.

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.

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.

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.

COSSAP Digest—February 19, 2021

Digest — 2/19/2021

The COSSAP Digest is a biweekly compilation of COSSAP-developed resources and upcoming events recently posted to the COSSAP Resource Center.

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.

The Opioid Epidemic: Medical Considerations for Affected Youth (Part 1)

Video — 2/17/2021

This video is the first in a series of three featuring Dr. Mark Sapp and Chris Newlin, MS LPC.

The Opioid Epidemic: Medical Considerations for Affected Youth (Part 2)

Video — 2/17/2021

This video is the second in a series of three featuring Dr. Mark Sapp and Chris Newlin, MS LPC.

The Opioid Epidemic: Medical Considerations for Affected Youth (Part 3)

Video — 2/17/2021

This video is the third in a series of three featuring Dr. Mark Sapp and Chris Newlin, MS LPC.

Model Overdose Fatality Review Teams Act

Publication — 2/17/2021

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

2021 Virtual National Forum on Overdose Fatality Review (OFR): OFR Federal Panel: Overdose-Related Mission and Coordination

Video — 2/16/2021

Overdose-related programs at the federal level are discussed, along with information on coordinating across federal agencies.

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.

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.

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.

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 Digest—January 29, 2021

Digest — 1/29/2021

The COSSAP Digest is a biweekly compilation of COSSAP-developed resources and upcoming events recently posted to the COSSAP Resource Center.

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, PRSS are offered across diverse criminal justice settings including law enforcement-based programs.

From the Field: OFR Project Management Tool Demonstration

Video — 1/27/2021

View a video demonstrating 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.

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: 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Regional Office Map

Publication — 1/15/2021

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

From the Field: Winnebago County Overdose Fatality Review Team, Winnebago County, Wisconsin

Online Resource — 1/15/2021

This resource provides information on the Overdose Fatality Review (OFR) team in Winnebago County, Wisconsin.

Office for Victims of Crime: The Vicarious Trauma Toolkit

Online Resource — 1/15/2021

The Vicarious Trauma Toolkit (VTT) introduces a new model for examining and conceptualizing the impact of vicarious trauma.

From the Field: Violence and Injury Prevention Program, Utah Department of Health

Online Resource — 1/15/2021

This resource provides information on the Violence and Injury Prevention Program within the Utah Department of Health.

From the Field: Overdose Fatality Review, Indiana Department of Health

Online Resource — 1/15/2021

This resource provides information regarding the Indiana Department of Health’s Overdose Fatality Review (OFR) team.

From the Field: Indiana Suicide and Overdose Fatality Review Infographic

Infographic — 1/15/2021

Suicide and Overdose Fatality Review is a network of locally-led stakeholder teams that review suicide and overdose fatalities in their communities.

COSSAP Digest—January 15, 2021

Digest — 1/15/2021

The COSSAP Digest is a biweekly compilation of COSSAP-developed resources and upcoming events recently posted to the COSSAP Resource Center.

Self-assess Your Agency’s Police-Mental Health Collaboration Efforts

Online Resource — 1/14/2021

This tool offers resources to assist in responses to calls for service for people with mental illnesses and/or co-occurring substance use conditions.

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.

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: 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: 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.

Meet the COSSAP TTA Providers - Altarum

Video — 1/12/2021

This video offers information about Altarum, a COSSAP training and technical assistance (TTA) provider.

Meet the COSSAP TTA Providers - Center for Health and Justice at TASC

Video — 1/12/2021

This video offers information about the Center for Health and Justice at TASC, a COSSAP training and technical assistance (TTA) provider.

Meet the COSSAP TTA Providers - Institute for Intergovernmental Research

Video — 1/12/2021

This video offers information about the Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR), a COSSAP training and technical assistance (TTA) provider.

Meet the COSSAP TTA Providers - Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.

Video — 1/12/2021

This video offers information about Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. (AHP), a COSSAP training and technical assistance (TTA) provider.

Meet the COSSAP TTA Providers - National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College

Video — 1/12/2021

This video offers information about the National Criminal Justice Training Center (NCJTC) of Fox Valley Technical College, a COSSAP TTA provider.

Meet the COSSAP TTA Providers - Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Training and Technical Assistance Center

Video — 1/12/2021

This video offers information about the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Training and Technical Assistance Center, a COSSAP TTA provider.

Meet the COSSAP TTA Providers - IIR's Support of Overdose Fatality Reviews

Video — 1/12/2021

This video offers information about how IIR, a COSSAP training and technical assistance provider, supports overdose fatality review (OFR) efforts.

Meet the COSSAP TTA Providers - RTI International

Video — 1/12/2021

This video offers information about RTI International, a COSSAP training and technical assistance (TTA) provider.

Performance Measures: COSSAP Combined Performance Measure Questionnaire Training

Video — 1/11/2021

This training is for BJA grantees that received a site-based grant under the Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program.

Subawards (including FFATA Reporting) and Procurement Contracts

Video — 1/11/2021

Learn about subawards, procurement contracts, and the differences between them in this short training session.

Award Conditions

Video — 1/11/2021

This video offers an overview of terms and conditions of grant awards.

Grantee Point of Contact Changes

Video — 1/11/2021

Learn how to update COSSAP grantee points of contact in this short training session.

Grant Award Modifications (GAMs)

Video — 1/11/2021

Grant Award Modifications (GAMs) are discussed in this training session.

Grant Monitoring

Video — 1/11/2021

View a training session covering grant monitoring for BJA COSSAP grant recipients.

Certified Recovery Specialist Supervisor Content Outline

Online Resource — 1/1/2021

This document offers an example of a certified recovery specialist supervisor content outline from the Pennsylvania Certification Board.

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.

Treatment Courts Online, The National Training System for Treatment Court Practitioners

Online Resource — 12/29/2020

This site has training and resources re: adult drug courts, juvenile drug treatment courts, veterans treatment courts, and healing to wellness courts.

"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.

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.

Overdose Response Strategy (ORS)

Online Resource — 12/15/2020

The ORS is a public health/safety collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and 21 High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas.

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.

From the Field: Opioid Fatality Review Boards: State Laws

Publication — 12/10/2020

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

COSSAP Digest—November 20, 2020

Digest — 11/20/2020

The COSSAP Digest is a biweekly compilation of COSSAP-developed resources and upcoming events recently posted to the COSSAP Resource Center.

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.

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.

"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.

OFR Data System Variables

Video — 10/29/2020

Video with an overview of the OFR Data System history and variables.

OFR Data Pilot Site Accessing the Data Instrument

Video — 10/29/2020

Video with an overview of accessing and using the OFR Data System.

OFR Data System REDCap Project Overview

Video — 10/29/2020

Video demo of the OFR Data System REDCap instruments.

How to Get Set Up with REDCap

Video — 10/29/2020

Video with an overview of REDCap and how to get access locally.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

From the Field: Traumatic Brain Injury and Opioid Use Toolkit

Online Resource — 10/19/2020

This online toolkit offers information on traumatic brain injury (TBI) and its relationship to opioid misuse.

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.

National Recovery Month 2020

Online Resource — 9/30/2020

BJA’s COSSAP collaborative celebrated those in recovery and their families, friends, peers, and service providers during National Recovery Month 2020.

COSSAP Digest—September 30, 2020

Digest — 9/30/2020

The COSSAP Digest is a biweekly compilation of COSSAP-developed resources and upcoming events recently posted to the COSSAP Resource Center.

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.

Overdose Fatality Review (OFR) Toolkit

Online Resource — 9/24/2020

This online toolkit includes resources to help plan, implement, and evaluate overdose fatality reviews (OFRs).

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.

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.

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.

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.

COSSAP Digest—September 16, 2020

Digest — 9/16/2020

The COSSAP Digest is a biweekly compilation of COSSAP-developed resources and upcoming events recently posted to the COSSAP Resource Center.

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.

COSSAP Digest—August 3, 2020

Digest — 9/3/2020

The COSSAP Digest is a biweekly compilation of COSSAP-developed resources and upcoming events recently posted to the COSSAP Resource Center.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Highlights of BJA’s Building Bridges Between Jails and Community-Based Treatment Initiative Inaugural Meeting

Video — 8/27/2020

View highlights of interviews and insights from BJA’s Building Bridges Between Jails and Community-Based Treatment initiative inaugural meeting.

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 Reservations's journey to implement a DEC Alliance.

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.

COSSAP Digest—August 17, 2020

Digest — 8/17/2020

The COSSAP Digest is a biweekly compilation of COSSAP-developed resources and upcoming events recently posted to the COSSAP Resource Center.

Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment: Recognizing Criminal Thinking Patterns

Webinar — 8/17/2020

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

Treatment Record Privacy Laws

Publication — 8/15/2020

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

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.

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 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.

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).

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.

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.

Sample Template: Meeting Minutes

Publication — 7/22/2020

Sample Template: Meeting Minutes

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: Case Summary Outline

Publication — 7/22/2020

Sample: Case Summary Outline

Sample: Confidentiality Agreement and Review Sign-In Sheet

Publication — 7/22/2020

Sample: Confidentiality Agreement and Review Sign-In Sheet

Sample: Confidentiality Agreement

Publication — 7/22/2020

Sample: Confidentiality Agreement

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: 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

Sample: OFR Two-Week Reminder Email

Publication — 7/22/2020

Sample: OFR Two-Week Reminder Email

Sample: Agency-Specific Data Elements

Publication — 7/22/2020

Sample: Agency-Specific Data Elements

Sample List: Facilitator Qualities

Publication — 7/22/2020

Sample List: Facilitator Qualities

Overdose Fatality Review (OFR): Recruit Your Members

Online Resource — 7/22/2020

This resource covers the OFR team leadership roles and members, as well as how to recruit to ensure active participation by multidisciplinary members.

Facilitate Your Overdose Fatality Review (OFR) Meeting

Online Resource — 7/22/2020

This resource offers information and principles to guide a facilitator and to help make an OFR meeting as successful as possible.

Sample Checklist: OFR Launch

Publication — 7/21/2020

Sample Checklist: OFR Launch

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.

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.

Coordinator's Meeting Preparation Checklist

Publication — 7/20/2020

Coordinator's Meeting Preparation Checklist

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.

Brandeis Opioid Resource Connector

Online Resource — 7/13/2020

A comprehensive online resource for communities and local leaders addressing the opioid crisis is available.

From the Field: Indiana’s OFR Statute Language

Online Resource — 7/1/2020

Article 49.5 – Suicide and Overdose Fatality Review Teams provides on overview of fatality teams and codifies review process.

From the Field: Utah’s OFR Statute Language

Online Resource — 7/1/2020

The Utah State Legislature, 2020 General Session, House Bill 295 – Fatality Review Amendments

"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.

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.

Rural Community Toolbox

Online Resource — 6/24/2020

The Rural Community Toolbox serves as a guide to the resources that can help make a difference in rural communities.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 (opioidlibrary.org).

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

Harold Rogers PDMP FY 2020 Competitive Grant Announcement

Publication — 3/6/2020

On behalf of BJA, PDMP TTAC is pleased to announce the release of the FY 2020 Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Competitive Grant.

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.

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.

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.

The Opioid Misuse Community Assessment Tool

Online Resource — 1/30/2020

This tool gives county-specific data about deaths and factors which may make a community more vulnerable to addiction.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers

Online Resource — 12/30/2019

This site includes resources for and research about telehealth resource centers, showing the efficacy of telehealth in certain subspecialties.

Using and Sharing Data Templates

Online Resource — 12/30/2019

These sample resources can help programs and agencies share data and information and develop better programs for individuals with SUD.

Justice and Health Perspectives on Medication-Assisted Treatment in Jails

Video — 12/29/2019

This video shares experiences of two individuals who received medication-assisted treatment in jails.

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.”

NACo-NSA Joint Task Force on Pre-Trial Detainee Health Care and Recidivism

Online Resource — 12/1/2019

This toolkit explains the Medicaid Inmate Exclusion Policy (MIEP) and how it impacts local justice and behavioral health systems.

Taking Action to Address Opioid Misuse

Online Resource — 12/1/2019

This catalog of resources on addressing opioid use disorder includes training curricula, online courses, webinars, toolkits, videos, reports, etc.

Collaborative Comprehensive Case Plans: Addressing Criminogenic Risk and Behavioral Health Needs

Online Resource — 12/1/2019

Tools and resources are provided to assist in developing and implementing collaborative case plans.

Resources and Tools for Courts and Judges to Address the Crisis of Addiction

Online Resource — 11/20/2019

This resource includes products that highlight a broad array of resources pertinent to the justice system and the opioid crisis.

COAP Newsletter, Third Edition–2019

Publication — 11/6/2019

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

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.

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.

Coordinated Response

Online Resource — 10/16/2019

Resources to support the implementation of a coordinated response are provided.

Addiction Resources from the Sesame Street in Communities Project

Online Resource — 10/8/2019

Sesame Street has introduced a new character to help children understand the topic of parental addiction.

Applying the Evidence: Legal & Policy Approaches to Address Opioid Use Disorder in Criminal Justice & 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).

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Operation Prevention

Online Resource — 7/18/2019

This comprehensive, no-cost, science-based program for young people to combat opioid misuse is available now in every school and home in the U.S.

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.

Opioid Crisis: National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Resources for First Responders

Video — 5/27/2019

This video offers an overview of resources by the National Institute of Justice for first responders who may be impacted by the opioid epidemic.

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.

Understanding the Opioid Crisis Case-by-Case: Overdose Fatality Reviews in Wisconsin

Video — 5/19/2019

Wisconsin’s Overdose Fatality Review process is discussed.

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.

Buprenorphine (Bup) Hospital Quick Start

Publication — 5/10/2019

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

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.

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 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.

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.

Mental and Substance Use Disorders and Homelessness Housing and Shelter Resources

Online Resource — 3/29/2019

This site details how different types of housing can help stabilize people with mental health issues and SUD who are experiencing homelessness.

Peer Recovery Housing

Podcast — 3/27/2019

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

Substance Use Prevention: A Resource Guide for School Staff

Online Resource — 3/25/2019

Educators can use the federal resources in this guide to identify and address student drug use, develop lesson plans on the addiction crisis, etc.

COAP Newsletter, Second Edition–2019

Publication — 3/12/2019

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

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.

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 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 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 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Understanding the Opioid Epidemic

Online Resource — 12/19/2018

View information on the opioid epidemic on this Centers for Disease Control and Prevention webpage.

Rural Judges and Sheriffs Workshop Highlights

Video — 12/13/2018

Judicial and law enforcement leaders from rural communities convened to discuss special challenges associated with tackling the opioid epidemic.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Fentanyl: The Real Deal

Video — 10/23/2018

This video explains protective actions first responders should take when the presence of fentanyl is suspected and when exposure occurs.

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.

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.

Opioid Misuse in Rural America

Online Resource — 10/1/2018

This webpage offers information about USDA resources and tools for addressing the opioid epidemic.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hospital Toolkit: Best Practices: What is Addiction?

Video — 8/10/2018

This toolkit can empower medical providers, patients, families, and policymakers to improve screening, assessment, early intervention, and treatment.

Hospital Toolkit: Best Practices: SBIRT - Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment

Video — 8/10/2018

This toolkit can empower medical providers, patients, families, and policymakers to improve screening, assessment, early intervention, and treatment.

Hospital Toolkit: Best Practices: Recovery

Video — 8/10/2018

This toolkit can empower medical providers, patients, families, and policymakers to improve screening, assessment, early intervention, and treatment.

Hospital Toolkit: Best Practices: Addiction in America

Video — 8/10/2018

This toolkit can empower medical providers, patients, families, and policymakers to improve screening, assessment, early intervention, and treatment.

Hospital Toolkit: Best Practices: Medication-Assisted Treatment

Video — 8/10/2018

This toolkit can empower medical providers, patients, families, and policymakers to improve screening, assessment, early intervention, and treatment.

Hospital Toolkit: Best Practices: Treating a Patient with an Opioid Overdose

Video — 8/10/2018

This toolkit can empower medical providers, patients, families, and policymakers to improve screening, assessment, early intervention, and treatment.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hospital Toolkit: Best Practices for Emergency Departments to Address Addiction

Video — 5/14/2018

This toolkit can empower medical providers, patients, families, and policymakers to improve screening, assessment, early intervention, and treatment.

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.

Addressing the Opioid Crisis

Online Resource — 5/5/2018

This webpage offers an overview of the U.S. Department of State's strategic work to stem the flow of opioids trafficked into the United States.

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).

It Only Takes a Little to Lose a Lot—Rx Awareness Campaign

Online Resource — 5/3/2018

The Rx Awareness campaign increases awareness of the dangers of prescription opioids by sharing stories of people who have been affected by the drugs.

Telehealth Resource Centers

Online Resource — 5/3/2018

This resource offers information on Telehealth Resource Centers and the assistance and education they provide to organizations and individuals.

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.

Opioid Overdose Reversal with Naloxone

Online Resource — 4/30/2018

This online resource offers an overview of naloxone, including where to get the medication.

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.

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.

U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory on Naloxone and Opioid Overdose

Online Resource — 4/5/2018

This advisory provides information on naloxone for patients, prescribers, pharmacists, treatment providers, and the public.

Overdose Deaths Involving Opioids, Cocaine, and Psychostimulants in the United States, 2015–2016

Online Resource — 3/30/2018

U.S. drug overdose data from 2016 shows that America’s overdose epidemic is spreading geographically and increasing across demographic groups.

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.

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.

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.

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.

50-State Report on Public Safety

Online Resource — 3/1/2018

A wide range of challenges can be seen across the country in the criminal justice landscape, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution.

The Opioid Crisis by the Numbers

Publication — 2/28/2018

This infographic presents statistics about the opioid crisis.

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.

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.

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.

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 National Institute of Justice's Role in the Strategy to Combat Heroin and Other Opioids

Online Resource — 12/5/2017

This resource provides an overview of the National Institute of Justice's efforts to combat drug trafficking and the use of illegal drugs.

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.

CDC Opioid Guideline Mobile App

Online Resource — 5/3/2017

This app puts the CDC’s Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain guideline, tools, and resources in the palm of the provider's hand.

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.

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.

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.

Prosecutor-Led Diversion Toolkit

Online Resource — 12/30/2016

This online clearinghouse contains information and tools for designing, implementing, and evaluating new prosecutor-led diversion programming.

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.