This 3 page briefing paper discusses the role legal aid services can play in helping address the impact of the opioid crisis on individuals, families, and communities.
This 2018 report from the Centers for Disease Control describes evidence-based strategies to prevent opioid overdose based on a review of the published evidence and consultation with subject matter experts. The report describes 10 strategies that could be implemented by public health officials, law enforcement, local organizations or other community leaders.
Website for the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program, a community-based diversion program intended to improve public safety while reducing unnecessary incarceration and justice system involvement for low-level offenders. LEAD also has a goal to fund sustainable and effective
This case study briefly explains the components of the Warrior Down reentry program designed by White Bison, Inc. for use with American Indian and Alaska Native populations reentering communities following incarceration. Key elements of this successful program include peer-to-peer programming, the use of traditional healing practices, continuous support from prison to reentry in the community, and complimentary programming for family members.
A 2011 report about how Kentucky’s drug courts access and use data from the state’s prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) from the PDMP Center of Excellence at Brandeis University.
This briefing paper from the National Judicial Opioid Task Force provides an overview of parent partner programs, where parents facing child welfare or dependency proceedings are paired with a peer adviser who helps them understand and navigate the process. Parent partner programs in Washington, Iowa,
The use of medication assisted treatment (MAT) has increasingly been adopted in justice settings including correctional facilities, re-entry programs, and treatment courts. This collection includes: An 11 minute video featuring the stories of individuals who achieved recovery from addiction through receiving medication-assisted treatment (MAT) while in jail A comprehensive toolkit from the National Council on Behavioral Health and Vital Strategies to guide correctional staff in creating and managing medication assisted treatment programs for individuals with opioid use disorder in jails and prisons A 2019 overview from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of MAT in criminal justice settings A 2019 report from the O’Neill Institute for Global Health Law on legal, legislative and fiscal strategies to implement MAT in correctional facilities, treatment courts and the child welfare system A report from the National Sheriff’s Association and the National Commission on Correctional Health Care on implementing MAT programs in the jail setting A guide from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services and Bureau of Justice Assistance to preventing and addressing medication diversion for medication assisted treatment (MAT) programs in correctional facilities A report from the Legal Action Center on MAT in treatment courts A report from the National…
The linked grant award announcement provides additional information Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program’s (COSSAP) grant for the Tennessee Recovery Oriented Compliance Strategy (TN ROCS) initiative.
The Tennessee Recovery Oriented Compliance Strategy (TN ROCS) program provides individualized treatment plans, supervision, and judicial oversight to individuals with a demonstrated need for mental health or substance use disorder treatment but do not qualify for inclusion in a drug court program.
This report describes a complex care management program for pregnant women with a diagnosis of substance use disorder in Camden, New Jersey. The program, called Camden Delivers, enrolled 46 pregnant or postpartum women who were involved with the child welfare system into the care management program.