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COSSAP Webinar: Peer Integration Into Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) and Other Jail-Based Treatment Programs

To achieve positive outcomes, peer recovery support services (PRSS) to address opioid and other substance misuse are increasingly offered across diverse criminal justice settings, including within MAT and other jail-based treatment programs.

This session will:

  • Describe MAT and other jail-based treatment programs and how they integrate peer specialists
  • Identify changes to organizational practices and procedures necessary for the successful integration of peer work
  • Discuss training for peer specialists and departmental staff to prepare for peer services
  • Explore important stakeholder partnerships
  • Describe outcomes of programs to date

6/23/2021 1:00 pm, est

– 2:30 pm, est

COSSAP Webinar: Engaging your Community: First Responder Strategies

During this webinar, participants will learn about current programs and treatment alternatives, ways to engage the community and establish buy-in, successes and challenges, and ways that you can identify and utilize treatment alternatives to create safer communities.

During this webinar, representatives from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department will discuss how they have gone above and beyond policing and have implemented programming that educates young people on how to make better decisions and offers them life changing experiences and positive interactions with law enforcement.  These programs have resulted in lowering adolescent Arrest, Racial and Ethnic Disparities, and School-To-Prison Pipeline. Participants will continue to learn about current programs and services (treatment alternatives), ways to engage the community and establish buy-in, successes and challenges, and ways that you can identify and utilize treatment alternatives to create safer communities.

Additionally, a licensed clinical therapist that specializes in narcotic addiction and has over 9 years of experience in Medication Assistance Programs, Enhanced Services addressing Substance Use Disorder, Depression, and working with clients with Dual Diagnosis will provide a clinical perspective of and talk about how law enforcement can be more aware of local programs for individuals suffering from substance use disorders. The training will highlight how Law enforcement personnel can exercise substantial judgment about SUD and mental illness and continue to serve as liaisons between the criminal justice and mental health systems. As well, stigmas of Law enforcement in these communities and how they often create barriers between Law enforcement and communities they seek to serve will be addressed.

Panelists

  • Malik R.S. Ashhali, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, MAC, EAP, CSI, TFCBT, Founder/ Clinical Director/ Therapist, The Village Behavioral Healthcare Services, Inc.,
  • Veronica “Vicki” Foster, Retired Assistant Chief, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD)
  • Cara Evans-Patterson, Youth Diversion Program Manager, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD)

6/24/2021 2:00 pm, est

– 3:00 pm, est

COSSAP Webinar: South Correctional Entity Jail’s Medication-Assisted Treatment Program—A Holistic Approach to Whole-Person Care

This webinar will cover how the South Correctional Entity links individuals to tailored case management; job skills training; MAT, which includes cognitive behavioral therapy; and comprehensive wrap-around services prior to release from jail and as individuals reenter their communities.

How can jails incorporate social services and medication-assisted treatment (MAT) programs into their current services to assist individuals with opioid use disorders (OUDs) while serving short stays in jail and upon reentry?

This webinar is the third in a series highlighting MAT programs across the country. It will feature the MAT program at South Correctional Entity (SCORE), a regionally owned jail in Des Moines, Washington.  Presenters will describe how SCORE links individuals to tailored case management; job skills training; MAT, which includes cognitive behavioral therapy; and comprehensive wrap-around services prior to release from jail and as individuals reenter their communities. SCORE uses an inclusive approach to address various barriers to care.

Join us to learn how SCORE transformed its services to better meet the needs of individuals, and how services, like telehealth, peer recovery specialists, linkages to reentry services, and addressing co-occurring disorders, are of benefit to individuals.

Host

  • Jen Christie, Senior Program Associate, AHP

Presenter

  • Jeffrey Gepner, Lieutenant, SCORE

6/29/2021 2:00 pm, est

– 3:30 pm, est

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