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.
A 12 minute video that explains the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program through a conversation with a client, police officer and case management. The LEAD program seeks to provide a pre-diversion program that treats addiction as a public health issue rather than seeking arrest and court involvement.
Website for the Police Treatment and Community Collaborative (PTACC), an alliance of individuals working in law enforcement, behavioral health, community, advocacy, research and public policy whose mission is to enhance pre-arrest diversion pathways to treatment and social services.
This guide focuses on creating coordinated, multi-system approaches to caring for pregnant women with opioid use disorder and their infants. It focuses on creating coordination between medical providers, addiction treatment and behavioral health providers, social service agencies including
Recovery Ohio, a group composed of state officials and community representatives, issued this March 2019 report with recommendations to improve the state’s substance use and mental health services continuum of care. The report includes more than 50 recommendations in 8 categories: stigma and education, parity, workforce development, prevention, harm reduction, treatment and recovery supports, specialty populations including justice-involved individuals and youth, and data measurement and system linkage.
Judges and judicial personnel discuss the role of the courts in improving the child welfare system by strengthening families and using trauma informed treatments in the judicial system. This is an hour long recording of a conversation between judges, officials from the Children’s Bureau, and the National Center
The website for the National Judicial Opioid Task Force sponsored by the National Center for State Courts includes links to publications, webinars, training modules, and other materials.
This briefing paper from the National Judicial Opioid Task Force describes effective strategies to improve access to treatment for opioid use disorder in rural regions. The article discusses barriers to treatment in rural areas, particularly stigma against medication assisted treatment, and describes successful programsin rural communities across the country, including programs in Indian Country.
This 2016 report by the National Drug Court Institute is an educational publication about prescription drug misuse for court professionals. It includes discussions about commonly misused or addictive prescription drugs including opioids, sedatives, and stimulants; how to identify individual who may have a prescription drug misuse problem; and an overview of treatment options.
A briefing paper by the National Judicial Opioid Task Force describing how judicial personnel can reduce the stigma associated with substance use disorder and improve engagement in and success with treatment by making conscious choices about the language used. A list of commonly used stigmatizing words