Supporting effective local, state, and tribal responses to illicit substance use and misuse in order to reduce overdose deaths, promote public safety, and support access to treatment and recovery services in the criminal justice system.
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.9 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs, and a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends. The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths. Learn more at https://takebackday.dea.gov/.
This new publication explores ways that schools can engage as partners with justice, public health, and child welfare agencies to address the effects of parental substance use. Read the article here.
The purpose of this publication is to help readers develop or expand existing telehealth programs. Read Using Telehealth for Behavioral Health in the Criminal Justice System here.
The article highlights efforts that collect near-real-time data, identify types of abused substances, and rapidly disseminate critical data to where they are needed. Read the article here.
This five-part series outlines the five pathways of first responder diversion (FRD), designed to turn criminal justice encounters into opportunities to connect individuals with treatment, recovery support, housing, and social services. View the second document in the series here.
Learn about the Orleans Reentry Court Program and its work to reduce recidivism in this new resource from AHP.
This five-part series outlines the five pathways of first responder diversion (FRD), designed to turn criminal justice encounters into opportunities to connect individuals with treatment, recovery support, housing, and social services. View the first document in the series here.
Videos, online learning, and print documents were screened specifically for corrections officers and other staff. Topics include foundational training on substance use disorders, withdrawal management and MAT, and services that people with substance use disorders need as they reenter the community. View the document here.
Apply to be a PRSSMI mentor or mentee site. More information is at https://www.cossapresources.org/Learning/PeerToPeer/PRSSMI.
The Brandeis Opioid Resource Connector (BORC) website is available at https://opioid-resource-connector.org/.
The Rural Community Toolbox serves as a guide to the resources that can help make a difference in rural communities. It offers tools to empower rural community leaders to assess the causes and impact of substance use disorder and find federal programs to help them build strong healthy drug-free rural communities.
The COSSAP Data Visualization Tool enables interested persons to see the types of agencies that received funds, where those agencies are located, the projects and activities that are being done at each site, and site profiles. View it at https://www.cossapresources.org/Program/SiteGrants/Data/Visuals/COSSAP.
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