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.

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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


Research Hubs
Resource Centers
States and Puerto Rico
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.




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