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 purpose of the Overdose Fatality Review (OFR) Peer Mentor Program is to elevate, communicate, and leverage OFR promising practices while building bridges between nascent teams and those with demonstrated success. The OFR Peer Mentor Program provides a unique opportunity to learn the application and practice of OFR from experienced peers. Learn more in the overview document and at https://www.cossapresources.org/Learning/PeerToPeer#OFR.
Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division Brian Rabbitt speaks with Matt Lloyd, Principal Deputy Director of Public Affairs, about how the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Criminal Division is working to combat the opioid epidemic. Listen to the podcast here.
This solicitation seeks to support state, local, and tribal governments in purchasing drug take-back and disposal equipment, enabling law enforcement agencies, first responders, and/or citizens to destroy and/or return unused medicine. This program complements existing federal take-back efforts, such as National Take Back Day, and expands this important component in a community’s fight against substance abuse into a year-round opportunity. Learn more about the opportunity! Closes November 25, 2020.
The Addiction Policy Forum and FORE will extend the Connections App, a free smartphone app empirically demonstrated to support patients in recovery by reducing relapse and promoting prosocial engagement, to patients in drug courts and other criminal justice diversion programs. The app links patients to trained counselors and peers and provides daily check-ins, access to clinical support, features to track sobriety and treatment, etc. Learn more about the opportunity and apply here!
View the press release here.
The corresponding Opioid & Stimulant Fact Sheet can be accessed here.
Learn how law enforcement-led deflection presents opportunities to help drug-endangered children, the youngest victims of the nation’s opioid crisis. View the new resource 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.
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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