COSSAP Digest—October 15, 2021

Publication — 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.

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.

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.

COSSAP Digest—September 24, 2021

Publication — 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.

COSSAP Digest—September 10, 2021

Publication — 9/10/2021

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

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.

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.

"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

Publication — 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

Publication — 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.

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.

DEA Expands Access to Mobile Narcotic Treatment Programs

Publication — 8/10/2021

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

Incorporating 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.

COSSAP Digest—July 30, 2021

Publication — 7/30/2021

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

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.

COSSAP Digest—July 16, 2021

Publication — 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.

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

Publication — 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.

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.

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.

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

Publication — 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

Publication — 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

Publication — 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. 

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

COSSAP Digest—May 7, 2021

Publication — 5/7/2021

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

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

Publication — 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.

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.

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.

"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.

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

Publication — 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.

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.

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

Publication — 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.

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.

COSSAP Digest—March 12, 2021

Publication — 3/12/2021

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

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

Podcast — 3/11/2021

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

Just Building Policy From the Ground Up

Podcast — 3/5/2021

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

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.

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.

COSSAP Digest—February 19, 2021

Publication — 2/19/2021

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

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.

Overdose Fatality Review Teams Literature Review

Publication — 2/19/2021

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

Model Overdose Fatality Review Teams Act

Publication — 2/17/2021

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

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

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.

COSSAP Digest—January 29, 2021

Publication — 1/29/2021

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

Just the Intersection of Opioids and Illicit Stimulants: Part 2

Podcast — 1/29/2021

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

COSSAP Webinar: Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution Programs in Jails

Webinar — 1/28/2021

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

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.

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 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.

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.

COSSAP Webinar: Peer Support in Law-Enforcement Diversion Programs

Video — 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: Approaching OFR Partners

Publication — 1/27/2021

This resource provides steps for effectively approaching OFR partners.

Polysubstance Use Among People Who Use Opioids

Publication — 1/27/2021

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

From the Field: OFR Project Management Template

Publication — 1/27/2021

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

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.

COSSAP Digest—January 15, 2021

Publication — 1/15/2021

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

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

Online Resource — 1/15/2021

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

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.

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: 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

Publication — 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.

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.

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.

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: Getting Help With Data

Publication — 1/14/2021

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

National Stakeholder Partnership Series: 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.

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.

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 - 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 - 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.

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.

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.

OJP Financial Training

Video — 1/11/2021

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

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).

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

Publication — 11/30/2020

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

Working with 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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

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

Publication — 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.

RxCheck Integration Guidance Document

Publication — 11/5/2020

An overview of the integration process for the RxCheck Hub.

"Catching Up With COSSAP" Newsletter, Fourth Edition 2020

Publication — 10/30/2020

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

How to Get Set Up with REDCap

Video — 10/29/2020

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

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.

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.

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.

COSSAP Digest—September 30, 2020

Publication — 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 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.

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.

Harm Reduction Case Study: Kenosha County, Wisconsin

Publication — 9/24/2020

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

Harm Reduction Case Study: Marion County, Indiana

Publication — 9/24/2020

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

Overdose 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: 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

Publication — 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

Publication — 9/3/2020

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

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

Publication — 9/2/2020

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

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

Publication — 9/2/2020

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

ODMAP Spotlight Series: Saint Paul, Minnesota

Publication — 9/2/2020

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

Using Telehealth for Behavioral Health in the Criminal Justice System

Publication — 9/2/2020

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

Overdose Fatality Review: A Practitioner's Guide to Implementation

Publication — 9/1/2020

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

"Catching Up With COSSAP" Newsletter, Third Edition 2020

Publication — 8/31/2020

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

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

Publication — 8/27/2020

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

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.

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

Webinar — 8/27/2020

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

Public Health Peer Support Models

Webinar — 8/26/2020

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

Rural-focused OFR Webinar

Webinar — 8/24/2020

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

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.

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.

Cognitive Behavioral Treatment: Recognizing Criminal Thinking Patterns

Webinar — 8/17/2020

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

COSSAP Digest—August 17, 2020

Publication — 8/17/2020

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

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.

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.

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).

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.

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 Template: Meeting Minutes

Publication — 7/22/2020

Sample Template: Meeting Minutes

Sample List: Facilitator Qualities

Publication — 7/22/2020

Sample List: Facilitator Qualities

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.

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: 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: Agency-Specific Data Elements

Publication — 7/22/2020

Sample: Agency-Specific Data Elements

Sample: OFR Two-Week Reminder Email

Publication — 7/22/2020

Sample: OFR Two-Week Reminder Email

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.

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

Publication — 7/21/2020

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

Sample Checklist: OFR Launch

Publication — 7/21/2020

Sample Checklist: OFR Launch

Coordinator's Meeting Preparation Checklist

Publication — 7/20/2020

Coordinator's Meeting Preparation Checklist

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

Publication — 7/20/2020

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

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.

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.

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.

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 Franklin County, Ohio’s Success

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.

"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 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.

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.

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: 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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 and Child Welfare Settings

Publication — 10/1/2019

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

MAT for OUD Tools & Resources

Publication — 9/30/2019

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

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).

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.

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".

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.

Court Responses to the Opioid Epidemic: Happening Now

Publication — 7/31/2019

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

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

Publication — 7/31/2019

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

The 10 Essential Elements of Opioid Intervention Courts

Publication — 7/31/2019

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

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

Publication — 7/30/2019

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

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.

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 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 Support to Tribal Communities

Publication — 3/1/2019

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

BJA COAP 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 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.

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.

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

Webinar — 10/23/2018

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

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

Webinar — 10/23/2018

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

Quick Response Teams: Interdisciplinary Overdose Response and Prevention

Podcast — 10/22/2018

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

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.

Reports and Detailed Tables From the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)

Online Resource — 8/31/2018

These reports and detailed tables present estimates from the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH).

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: 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.

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: 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: Recovery

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 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).

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).

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).

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.

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.

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.

Corrections-Based Responses to the Opioid Epidemic

Publication — 3/1/2018

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

The Geographic Variation in the Cost of the Opioid Crisis

Publication — 3/1/2018

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

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.

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.

Drug Overdose Deaths in the United States, 1999-2016

Publication — 12/1/2017

This report offers trends in drug overdose deaths, describes demographic and geographic patterns, and identifies shifts in the drugs involved.

The Underestimated Cost of the Opioid Crisis

Publication — 11/1/2017

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

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

Publication — 10/20/2017

This report provides preliminary estimates of Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) data for FY 2016.

2017 National Drug Threat Assessment–2017

Publication — 10/1/2017

This report is an assessment of the threat posed to the United States by domestic and international drug trafficking and the abuse of illicit drugs.

Annual Surveillance Report on Drug-Related Risks and Outcomes, 2017

Publication — 8/31/2017

This report summarizes information available on the national level for various health outcomes, health behaviors, and prescribing patterns.

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.

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

Publication — 1/11/2017

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

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

Publication — 1/11/2017

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

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.

Drug Overdose Deaths in the United States, 1999-2017

Publication — 11/1/2016

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

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

Publication — 9/22/2016

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

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

Publication — 6/29/2016

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

2016 National Heroin Threat Assessment Summary–June 2016

Publication — 6/1/2016

This U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration intelligence report gives an overview of the threat of heroin and other opioids in the United States.

CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain 2016

Publication — 3/18/2016

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

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

Publication — 12/30/2014

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

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

Publication — 10/1/2013

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

U.S. Treasury Opens Portal for Counties to Receive Fiscal Recovery Funds

Funding Opportunity — Closed: 9/30/2021

The U.S. Department of Treasury released guidance on the State and Local Coronavirus Fiscal Recovery Fund, which includes $65.1 billion in direct, flexible aid to every county in America, as well as other crucial investments in local communities.

OVW Fiscal Year 2021 Firearms Technical Assistance Project Pilot Sites Initiative

Funding Opportunity — Closed: 9/22/2021

This solicitation supports the U.S. Department of Justice’s comprehensive strategy for reducing violent crime.

Scholarships for the National Commission on Correctional Health Care's National Conference on Correctional Health Care

Funding Opportunity — Closed: 9/15/2021

The National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) Foundation will award scholarships to students and correctional health professionals who have three or less years of experience in the field to attend the NCCHC National Conference on Correctional Health Care.

FY 2021 Collaborative Crisis Response Training Program

Funding Opportunity — Closed: 8/13/2021

The Bureau of Justice Assistance is extending the due date for the Collaborative Crisis Response Training Program funding opportunity to August 13.

Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery (STAR) Loan Repayment Program (LRP)

Funding Opportunity — Closed: 7/22/2021

STAR LRP will pay up to $250,000 for 6 years of full-time employment involving direct treatment/recovery support of patients with/in recovery from substance use disorder.

Family-Centered Justice Solicitation

Funding Opportunity — Closed: 7/9/2021

The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) is pleased to offer this funding opportunity, in collaboration with the State Justice Institute.

FY 2021 Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Site-based Program (COSSAP) Competitive Grant Solicitation

Funding Opportunity — Closed: 7/9/2021

The Bureau of Justice Assistance seeks applicants to develop, implement, or expand comprehensive programs in response to illicit opioids, stimulants, or other substances of abuse.

FY 2021 Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program Training and Technical Assistance Program – Logistics

Funding Opportunity — Closed: 6/28/2021

The Bureau of Justice Assistance is seeking a TTA provider to support the infrastructure and logistics of the COSSAP Network TTA initiative (comprised of several TTA providers).

FY 2021 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) for State Prisoners Program Solicitation

Funding Opportunity — Closed: 4/27/2021

This program assists states with developing and implementing residential substance abuse treatment programs within correctional facilities.

FY 2021 Adult Drug Court and Veterans Treatment Court Discretionary Grant Program Solicitation

Funding Opportunity — Closed: 4/14/2021

This program seeks to implement and enhance drug court services, including service coordination and recovery support services.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) FY 2021 Mentoring for Youth Affected by the Opioid Crisis and Drug Addiction

Funding Opportunity — Closed: 4/13/2021

This program supports mentoring programs to reduce juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, and problem and high-risk behaviors such as truancy.

FY 2021 Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Solicitation

Funding Opportunity — Closed: 4/2/2021

The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance is seeking applications for funding PDMPs.

Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Improving Criminal Justice Responses to Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Grant Program

Funding Opportunity — Closed: 3/31/2021

The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) introduces the Improving Criminal Justice System Responses to Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Grant Program.

How Being Trauma Informed Improves Criminal Justice System Responses Train-the-Trainer Event

Funding Opportunity — Closed: 2/10/2021

SAMHSA’s GAINS Center seeks experienced trainers to participate in a Trauma Informed Responses Train-the-Trainer event for individuals.

JCOIN Rapid Innovation Grant (J-RIG) Program–Cycle 2

Funding Opportunity — Closed: 2/2/2021

The Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network (JCOIN) announces the call for proposals of the Rapid Innovation Grant (J-RIG) program.

How Being Trauma-Informed Improves Criminal Justice System Responses Train-the-Trainer (TTT) Events

Funding Opportunity — Closed: 11/13/2020

Solicitation for Applications: SAMHSA’S GAINS Center Seeks Communities to Develop Trauma-Informed Training Capacity

INvestments Supporting Partnerships In Recovery Ecosystems (INSPIRE)

Funding Opportunity — Closed: 11/13/2020

The Appalachian Regional Commission is accepting applications for a new initiative to address the region’s substance abuse crisis.

Telehealth Support for Justice-Involved Individuals with SUD

Funding Opportunity — Closed: 10/30/2020

Addiction Policy Forum and FORE will extend the Connections App to patients in drug courts and other criminal justice diversion programs.

Addressing Substance Use Disorders in America’s Jails: Clinical Guidelines for Withdrawal Management

Funding Opportunity — Closed: 10/28/2020

This project will develop evidence-based clinical guidelines and protocols to medically manage substance withdrawal in adults in jail-based settings.

Court Pandemic Response and Recovery

Funding Opportunity — Closed: 8/14/2020

The State Justice Institute is seeking to fund projects that assist state courts in their response to and recovery from COVID-19.

Overdose Fatality Review Database Pilot Site Selection

Funding Opportunity — Closed: 7/7/2020

The Bureau of Justice Assistance is pleased to announce the creation of the Overdose Fatality Review Database Pilot Site project, expected to launch in September 2020.

Evidence-based Treatment in Custody Jail-based Mentor Site Program

Funding Opportunity — Closed: 6/15/2020

The Bureau of Justice Assistance is pleased to announce the creation of the Evidence-based Treatment in Custody Jail-based Mentor Site Program, expected to launch in September 2020.

Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Site-based Program (COSSAP) FY 2020 Competitive Grant Solicitation

Funding Opportunity — Closed: 6/5/2020

The Bureau of Justice Assistance seeks applicants to develop, implement, or expand comprehensive programs in response to illicit opioids, stimulants, or other substances of abuse.

Bureau of Justice Assistance Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program Tribal Responses to Drug Overdoses Grant

Funding Opportunity — Closed: 6/5/2020

Under this solicitation, up to five tribal communities will be selected for an award of up to $500,000 each for a 14-month time period.

FY 2020 Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) Program

Funding Opportunity — Closed: 5/29/2020

Funds awarded under the CESF Program must be utilized to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus.

Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program

Funding Opportunity — Closed: 5/18/2020

The Bureau of Justice Assistance is seeking applications for the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program.

FY 2020 FY 2020 Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Solicitation

Funding Opportunity — Closed: 5/5/2020

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications for funding under the Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP).

Second Chance Act Comprehensive Community-based Adult Reentry Program

Funding Opportunity — Closed: 5/4/2020

This grant supports reentry programs that demonstrate strong partnerships with corrections, parole, probation, and other reentry service providers.

Bureau of Justice Assistance Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program Overdose Fatality Review Mentor Site Selection

Funding Opportunity — Closed: 4/30/2020

The Bureau of Justice Assistance seeks applicants to serve as OFR mentor sites for approximately five peer communities to visit and observe.

COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program (CAMP)

Funding Opportunity — Closed: 4/8/2020

CAMP advances public safety by providing funds directly to state law enforcement agencies to investigate illicit activities related to the manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine.

Anti-Heroin Task Force (AHTF) Program

Funding Opportunity — Closed: 4/8/2020

The 2020 AHTF program is a competitive grant program that assists state law enforcement agencies in states with high per capita levels of primary treatment admissions for both heroin and other opioids.

Mobility for All Pilot Program FY2020 Notice of Funding

Funding Opportunity — Closed: 1/6/2020

The Federal Transit Administration announces the availability of approximately $3.5 million in Mobility for All pilot program funding.

Combating Opioid Overdose Through Community-level Intervention Initiative

Funding Opportunity — Closed: 11/1/2019

Undertake research activities to implement and evaluate community-based efforts to fight the opioid-involved overdose epidemic and support and promote the partnership of public safety and public health agencies.

Intensive Training and Technical Assistance for Local Teams to Develop a Comprehensive and Multidisciplinary Approach to Opioid Use Disorder and Emerging Drug Threats

Funding Opportunity — Closed: 8/30/2019

BJA is partnering with the National Association of Counties to support this eight-month intensive training and technical assistance initiative for current COAP grantees.

Bureau of Justice Assistance Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program: Rural Responses to the Opioid Epidemic

Funding Opportunity — Closed: 7/26/2019

This grant is designed to leverage combined resources and expertise to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with opioid overdoses among individuals who come in contact with law enforcement or are involved in the criminal justice system in high-risk rural communities and regions.

Bureau of Justice Assistance Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program Partnerships to Support Data-driven Responses to Emerging Drug Threats Grant

Funding Opportunity — Closed: 7/15/2019

This grant is designed to demonstrate how local public health, behavioral health, and public safety agencies can collaboratively leverage their roles and capabilities to collect, share, and analyze near-real-time data to support coordinated cross-sector responses to reduce overdose deaths.

Bureau of Justice Assistance Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program ODMAP Statewide Expansion and Response Grant

Funding Opportunity — Closed: 6/27/2019

The ODMAP Statewide Expansion and Response Grant is designed to support the statewide adoption of ODMAP as well as the development of highly coordinated public safety, behavioral health, and public health responses to the data, focusing on “hot spots” and trends of concern.

Bureau of Justice Assistance Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program FY 2019 Competitive Grant

Funding Opportunity — Closed: 6/5/2019

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) sought applications to plan and implement comprehensive programs in response to the growing opioid epidemic.

Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Training and Technical Assistance Program FY 2019 Competitive Grant Announcement

Funding Opportunity — Closed: 5/28/2019

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) sought applications to provide training and technical assistance (TTA) to the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP).

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) FY 2019 Opioid Affected Youth Initiative

Funding Opportunity — Closed: 5/7/2019

This grant opportunity was offered to help states, local governments, and tribal jurisdictions develop and implement programs for children, at-risk juveniles, and families who have been affected by the nation's opioid crisis.

National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Research and Evaluation on Drugs and Crime FY 2019

Funding Opportunity — Closed: 5/6/2019

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) sought applications for funding of rigorous applied research on evidence-based tools, protocols, and policies for state, tribal, and local law enforcement and criminal justice agencies that address drug trafficking, drug markets, and drug-related violence.

Bureau of Justice Assistance Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program FY 2018 Competitive Grant Announcement

Funding Opportunity — Closed: 6/18/2018

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), in partnership with the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), sought applications to plan and implement comprehensive programs in response to the growing opioid epidemic.

Bureau of Justice Assistance Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program FY 2017 Competitive Grant Announcement

Funding Opportunity — Closed: 4/25/2017

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) sought applications to plan and implement comprehensive strategies in response to the growing opioid epidemic.
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