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Operation HOPE: Heroin-Opiate Prevention Effort

Source: Scarborough Maine Police Department

This is the website for the Scarborough, Maine police department’s Operation HOPE program where people with opioid use disorder can ask the police department for help and department staff will assist them in getting treatment. The website includes program policies, a list of frequently asked questions, and numerous videos.

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Gloucester Police Department ANGEL Program

Source: Gloucester Police Department

This is the website for the Gloucester, Massachusetts Police Department’s ANGEL program where people with substance use disorder can ask the police department for help and department staff will assist them in getting treatment. People will not be arrested, jailed or charged with a crime. The website includes links to the program’s official policy as well as letters of support from area law enforcement and other organizations.

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Drug Court Practitioner Fact Sheet: Understanding and Detecting Prescription Drug Misuse and Misuse Disorders

Source: National Drug Court institute

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.

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Sample Court Transfer Agreement – State and Federal Courts

Source: National Judicial Opioid Task Force

Treatment courts have established themselves as a proven alternative to incarceration for individuals with substance use disorders and justice involvement. Unfortunately, individuals charged in federal court rarely have access to treatment court programs. In 2015, judges in Montana created an memorandum of understanding (MOU) to allow for

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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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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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