Medication Assisted Treatment – Law Enforcement, Corrections and Justice Settings

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 a 2019 overview of MAT in criminal justice settings from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 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 report from the Legal Action Center on MAT in treatment courts, and a report on MAT for youth and young adults with justice-involvement from the National Judicial Opioid Task Force.

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Policymakers & Community Leaders

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) in the Criminal Justice System: Brief Guidance to the States

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

This 2019 publication by SAMHSA discusses the challenges to providing medication assisted treatment in criminal justice settings such as correctional facilities, reentry programs, and treatment courts and provides policy makers with strategies to overcome these challenges. Funding Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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Policymakers & Community Leaders

Medication-Assisted Treatment for Adolescents with Opioid Use Disorder

Source: National Judicial Opioid Task Force

This briefing paper from the National Judicial Opioid Task Force presents an overview of medication assisted treatment for youth and young adults with opioid use disorder in the context of the judicial system. Guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Society of Addiction Medicine are briefly reviewed.

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Policymakers & Community Leaders

Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder

Source: National Judicial Opioid Task Force

This report from the National Judicial Opioid Task Force provides information about medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD) . It includes a description of MAT medications and legal considerations about MAT.

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