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Yellow Line Project

Evidence Ranking: Promising

Source: Yellow Line Project-Blue Earth County, Minnesota

Website for the Yellow Line Project in Blue Earth County, Minnesota which is a collaboration between law enforcement, human services and care providers to improve coordination and access to treatment for individuals with substance use or mental health conditions in lieu of in incarceration.

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Public Libraries and the Opioid Crisis

The Public Library Association and OCLC, a global library cooperative, produced these resources to help libraries develop polices and programs to address the opioid crisis in their communities. This collection consists of 3 reports:

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4 Tips to Successfully Open a Crisis Stabilization Unit

Source: Justice Center at the Council of State Governments

This web page from the Council of State Governments contains suggestions for successfully opening a crisis stabilization unit. The tips include understanding system gaps, harnessing collaboration and leadership buy-in, articulating goals for the center, and considering a phased funding approach.

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Recovery Community Organization Toolkit

Source: Faces and Voices of Recovery

This toolkit discusses core principles and strategies for creating a recovery community organization, as well as providing examples of the development of existing recovery community organizations.

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Opportunities to Improve Opioid Use Disorder and Infectious Disease Services: Integrating Responses to a Dual Epidemic

Source: The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine

This linked report details the work of integrating service for opioid use disorder treatment and infectious disease prevention and treatment. The report highlights programs that have successfully integrated treatment and provides recommendations for overcoming common barriers to service integration.

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Public Libraries and the Opioid Crisis – Call to Action

Source: OCLC and the Public Library Association

This toolkit describes strategies public libraries and their staff can adopt to support their communities through the opioid crisis. The strategies are categorized into 5 categories:

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Recovery Month Toolkit: Join the Voices for Recovery

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

The toolkit for 2019 National Recovery Month from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 2019’s Recovery Month Theme is Join the Voices for Recovery: Together We Are Stronger. This toolkit includes information and resources for developing recovery month outreach strategies for four target audiences: community members, first responders, healthcare community members, and youth and emerging leaders. There is also a section with resources and information about treatment and recovery support services.

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Model Deflection to Treatment Act

Source: National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws, Police Treatment And Community Collaborative, Treatment Alternatives for Safer Communities

This model legislation is designed to help state legislatures create programs in their states that allow law enforcement officers to divert some individuals with substance use disorders or mental health conditions away from arrest and prosecution to treatment and other supportive services.

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Principles to Guide Behavioral Health Practice in Pre-Arrest Diversion Programs

Source: The Police Treatment and Community Collaborative

The Police Treatment and Community Collaborative (PTACC) works to help law enforcement, treatment providers and their community partners develop alternative pathways to arrest and prosecution for individuals with substance use disorder and mental health conditions. This document defines the guiding principles for their work and briefly review the 5 pathways PTACC has designed for pre-arrest diversion programs.

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