Publications and Digital Media


"Catching Up With COSSAP" Newsletter, First Edition, April 2020

Publication — 4/29/2020

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

"Catching Up With COSSAP" Newsletter, Second Edition, June 2020

Publication — 6/30/2020

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

"Catching Up With COSSAP" Newsletter, Fourth Edition, October 2020

Publication — 10/30/2020

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

"Catching Up With COSSAP" Newsletter, Third Edition, August 2020

Publication — 8/31/2020

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

A Drug Court Clinician’s Guide for Linking People to Opioid Treatment Services

Publication — 7/31/2018

This pocket guide was produced by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP).

A Drug Court Team Member’s Guide to Medication in Addiction Treatment

Publication — 7/31/2018

This pocket guide was produced by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 States and Territories

Publication — 3/1/2019

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

BJA COAP Support to Tribal Communities

Publication — 3/1/2019

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

BJA 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.

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 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 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.

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.

Brandeis Opioid Resource Connector

Online Resource — 7/13/2020

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

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.

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.

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?

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.

Buprenorphine (Bup) Hospital Quick Start

Publication — 5/10/2019

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

COAP Newsletter, First Edition-2018

Publication — 4/25/2018

This inaugural edition of the COAP Newsletter was released in the summer of 2018.

COAP Newsletter, First Edition–2019

Publication — 2/11/2019

This edition of the COAP Newsletter was released on February 11, 2019.

COAP Newsletter, Second Edition-2018

Publication — 8/30/2018

This edition of the COAP Newsletter was released August 30, 2018.

COAP Newsletter, Second Edition–2019

Publication — 3/12/2019

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

COAP Newsletter, Third Edition–2019

Publication — 11/6/2019

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

Cognitive Behavioral Treatment: Recognizing Criminal Thinking Patterns

Webinar — 8/17/2020

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

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.

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.

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.

Coordinated Response

Online Resource — 10/16/2019

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

Coordinator's Meeting Preparation Checklist

Publication — 7/20/2020

Coordinator's Meeting Preparation Checklist

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Finding Quality Treatment for Substance Use Disorders

Publication — 4/30/2018

This fact sheet serves as a guide for individuals seeking behavioral health treatment.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

Hospital Toolkit: Best Practices: Addiction in America

Video — 8/10/2018

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

Hospital Toolkit: Best Practices: Medication-Assisted Treatment

Video — 8/10/2018

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

Hospital Toolkit: Best Practices: Recovery

Video — 8/10/2018

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

Hospital Toolkit: Best Practices: 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: 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 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.

How to Get Set Up with REDCap

Video — 10/29/2020

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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".

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

OFR Data System Variables

Video — 10/29/2020

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Opioid Misuse in Rural America

Online Resource — 10/1/2018

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

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.

Opioid Overdose Reversal with Naloxone

Online Resource — 4/30/2018

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Peer Ethics

Webinar — 1/29/2020

This webinar examines the ethical guidelines, practices, and challenges of peer practitioners in peer recovery support services (PRSS).

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.

Peer Recovery Housing

Podcast — 3/27/2019

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

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.

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.

Peer Support in Drug Courts

Podcast — 5/21/2019

The work of peer specialists in drug courts is highlighted.

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.

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.

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-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.

Peer-Centered Programming: Building Recovery Capital

Webinar — 5/27/2020

Learn about recovery capital and its importance in peer recovery support services.

PHAST Toolkit

Publication — 7/22/2020

Public Health and Safety Team (PHAST) Toolkit

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Public Health Peer Support Models

Webinar — 8/26/2020

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

Rural Community Action Guide: Building Stronger, Healthy, Drug-Free Rural Communities

Publication — 1/30/2020

This tool is offered to assist rural community leaders in building an effective local response to the crisis of addiction.

Rural Community Action Guide: Promising Practices Supplement

Publication — 1/30/2020

This is a companion supplement to the Rural Community Action Guide: Building Stronger, Healthy, Drug-Free Rural Communities.

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.

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.

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.

RxCheck Integration Guidance Document

Publication — 11/5/2020

An overview of the integration process for the RxCheck Hub.

Sample Checklist: OFR Launch

Publication — 7/21/2020

Sample Checklist: OFR Launch

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.

Sample List: Facilitator Qualities

Publication — 7/22/2020

Sample List: Facilitator Qualities

Sample Template: Meeting Minutes

Publication — 7/22/2020

Sample Template: Meeting Minutes

Sample: Agency-Specific Data Elements

Publication — 7/22/2020

Sample: Agency-Specific Data Elements

Sample: Case Summary Outline

Publication — 7/22/2020

Sample: Case Summary Outline

Sample: Confidentiality Agreement

Publication — 7/22/2020

Sample: Confidentiality Agreement

Sample: Confidentiality Agreement and Review Sign-In Sheet

Publication — 7/22/2020

Sample: Confidentiality Agreement and Review Sign-In Sheet

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: 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: OFR Two-Week Reminder Email

Publication — 7/22/2020

Sample: OFR Two-Week Reminder Email

Sample: Recommendation Work Plan

Publication — 7/22/2020

Sample: Recommendation Work Plan

Sample: Summary Data Report

Publication — 7/22/2020

Sample: Summary Data Report

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Template: OFR Data Sharing Protocol

Publication — 7/22/2020

Template: OFR Data Sharing Protocol

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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

Online Resource — 12/5/2017

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

The 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.

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.

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.

The Opioid Crisis by the Numbers

Publication — 2/28/2018

This infographic presents statistics about the opioid crisis.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Underestimated Cost of the Opioid Crisis

Publication — 11/1/2017

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Video — 5/19/2019

Wisconsin’s Overdose Fatality Review process is discussed.

Understanding the Opioid Epidemic

Online Resource — 12/19/2018

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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