About

The nationwide Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network (JCOIN) connects investigators who collaborate with justice and behavioral-health partners to study and disseminate evidence-informed approaches to ensure quality care is provided to individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD) in justice settings. The JCOIN Coordination and Translation Center (CTC) is a cooperative of seven organizations that conduct research, engage stakeholders, disseminate findings, and provide support and infrastructure to the Network.

JCOIN Vision

Every justice-involved individual with a substance use disorder should have timely access to evidence-based practices and treatment(s), whether the individual is detained or residing in the community.

Preview cover of JCOIN Research book with images of a helping hand, a scientist, an ambulance, equality, and a courtroom.

JCOIN Research eBook

About JCOIN

JCOIN is funded through the Helping to End Addiction Long-term℠ Initiative, or NIH HEAL Initiative℠. The NIH HEAL Initiative℠ is an aggressive, trans-NIH effort to speed scientific solutions to the national opioid health crisis. Launched in April 2018, the initiative improves prevention and treatment strategies for opioid misuse and addiction and enhances pain management. For more information, visit: https://heal.nih.gov.

JCOIN is a groundbreaking initiative designed to advance scientific knowledge on effective policies, practices, and interventions, and to expand their use in daily practice within health and justice settings. JCOIN is managed by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

NIDA awarded JCOIN grants to 13 clinical research centers (“Research Hubs”) and two large resource centers: the Coordination and Translation Center (CTC) and the Methodology and Advanced Analytics Resource Center (MAARC). Together, these centers will engage justice settings and treatment providers in research studies to address the opioid crisis, and disseminate findings to stakeholders across the country.

Priority Goals

Generate new evidence about what works and how to implement these practices effectively

Serve as a go-to resource for researchers and practitioners

Develop a network of researchers and practitioners collaborating across justice and community-based service settings

Build capacity to conduct research in justice settings

Speed science-to-practice translation and feedback loops

JCOIN Stats

Research Hubs
Resource Centers
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Partners
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Communities
States and Puerto Rico
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Justice-Involved Individuals
Accelerator Supplement Studies

Steering Committee

JCOIN’s Steering Committee (SC) sets policies and procedures and provides collaborative oversight to ensure that the network adheres to its vision and achieves its priority goals.

JCOIN CTC Website FAQ

About JCOIN

The nationwide Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network (JCOIN) connects investigators who collaborate with justice and behavioral-health partners to study and disseminate evidence-informed approaches that ensure quality care for individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD) in justice settings. JCOIN is sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and consists of 13 clinical hubs, the MAARC, and the JCOIN Coordination and Translation Center (CTC). JCOIN’s vision is that every justice-involved individual with a substance use disorder should have timely access to evidence-based practices and treatment(s), whether that individual is detained or residing in the community.

The JCOIN Coordination and Translation Center (CTC) is a cooperative of seven organizations that conduct research, engage stakeholders, disseminate findings, and provide support and infrastructure to JCOIN. The CTC maintains this website as a resource for anyone involved in JCOIN as well as students, scientists, practitioners, and anyone interested in issues surrounding opioid use and the criminal legal system. We host two Network Advisory Boards, the Practitioner Board and the Stakeholder Board. We conduct studies grounded in implementation science and we provide training and technical assistance. We develop eLearning and other training tools for the field, hosted on JTEC.

The CTC is led by George Mason University’s Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence (ACE!). Partner organizations include Addiction Policy Forum, the Institute for Justice Research at Florida State University, the Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice, Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities (TASC), Slonky, LLC; the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and the University of Wisconsin.

You can visit the JCOIN Studies page to learn more about the hubs and the research they are conducting. 

The Methodology and Advanced Analytics Resource Center (MAARC), based at the University of Chicago, provides data infrastructure and statistical and analytic expertise to support individual JCOIN studies and cross-site data harmonization. In addition, the center is conducting statistical modeling, survey research, and policy studies to contextualize and extend the findings of the JCOIN hub studies. Click here to learn more. 

JCOIN is funded through the Helping to End Addiction Long-term℠ Initiative, or NIH HEAL Initiative℠. The CTC also receives funding from the Bureau of Justice Assistance.

You can get started by registering with this website! Registering will allow you to receive regular updates on JCOIN news and activities. You can also visit our JCOIN Training and Engagement Center to engage in eLearning related to JCOIN. If you would like to receive free training and technical assistance from the JCOIN team, please visit our TTA page.

If you are part of JCOIN and have news, an article of interest, a job posting, or other materials that would be valuable to members of our Network, please navigate to “Submit Content” in the top right corner of the screen or click here. If you are not a JCOIN grantee but want to call something to our attention, please email us at [email protected]

Register for the grantee portal by visiting the registration page. If you are part of a JCOIN team, you will answer “yes” to the question “Are you a JCOIN grantee?” and indicate which team. Once you confirm your registration, you can navigate there by clicking Grantee Portal on the top right side of your screen or simply click here.

J-RIG stands for JCOIN Rapid Innovation Grants and is a rapid funding mechanism to support small research grants related to issues around opioids and the justice and health systems. Both researchers and practitioners are encouraged to apply, as well as people who are not currently involved in a JCOIN study. The J-RIG call for proposals will be released up to three (3) times per year. Funding will be provided for up to 24-months and may not exceed $100,000 and $110,000 in total costs. Learn more.

JTEC

Yes! This website is intended to provide educational material not only to organizations involved with JCOIN but to health and justice professionals outside the Network, as well as the public. We invite anyone who is interested in the topic to take a course, watch a webinar, or listen to a podcast. 

Yes! Your course completion certificate will include your name, the course you completed, and the length of the course. 

Course completion certificate

While we do not provide continuing education credits through JTEC, you can work with your accrediting agency to request education credits for any JTEC courses you have completed by sharing your certificate(s) of completion with the agency. Each course completion certificate includes the length of time to complete the course.

Great! You can email [email protected] and someone will get in touch with you. We also review the post-course surveys for recommendations for new content.

Yes! Anyone who is interested in learning more about justice, health, or research is welcome to access JTEC courses and other materials. Users must register to take a course, but registration is fast, free, and open to anyone.

Your students just need to enroll in the course by navigating to JTEC. Drop us a line at [email protected] and let us know how you are using our eCourses in your classes.

Making an account allows you to save your progress in case you prefer to finish the course over a few days or weeks. It also allows you to receive a completion certificate and achievements that can be added to your LinkedIn profile!

Learning Experiences to Advance Practice (LEAP) is a multifaceted program designed to educate any interested individual about the nuances of conducting research in criminal justice settings. There are three LEAP tracks: Learners, Scholars, and Investigators. Anyone can be a LEAP Learner, just visit this page and start a course! The LEAP Scholar Track is a one-year program designed for professionals whose goal is to collaborate on research projects but not necessarily lead research as a career investigator. Practitioners who provide health care at the intersection of health and justice and practitioners who work on programming in criminal justice settings are ideal candidates. We will be seeking applications for new LEAP Scholars annually. The LEAP Investigator Track is a competitive track within LEAP designed for a professional whose goal is to be an independent investigator by proposing and completing funded research projects. Participants will gain skill with grant writing, research design, crafting a successful proposal, and how to conduct effective research. We will seek applications for new LEAP Investigators annually

Yes! The LEAP Learner track is not limited to people enrolled in the LEAP Scholar or LEAP Investigator program; everyone is welcome to participate. You can take one course or all six as they become available.

Please email [email protected] and specify which course or content. We will pass along your question to the authors. 

You can find the course by browsing our selection or searching the website by keyword. The search bar will be in the top right corner of the website, regardless of what page you are on. On the JTEC home page, you can filter the content by type, content-related tags, and course length.

Help Desk

The JCOIN CTC provides free training and technical assistance (TTA) information and resources to help justice and behavioral health agencies and stakeholders address the challenges and issues that arise when communities seek to increase access to substance use disorder (SUD) treatment. Visit the TTA home page to request assistance. 

Please email [email protected] and tell us what kind of technical support you need, and we will follow up with you.

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