JCOIN includes 12 clinical research studies (“Research Hubs”) and two resource centers that conduct complementary studies and provide supportive infrastructure: the Coordination and Translation Center (CTC) and the Methodology and Advanced Analytics Resource Center (MAARC).
Each study involves researchers working with justice and health stakeholders within five or more communities to address gaps in opioid use disorder treatment and related services in a wide range of justice settings, including jails, prisons, community corrections, problem-solving courts, and juvenile justice agencies. The studies will evaluate behavioral interventions, digital therapeutics, comprehensive patient-centered treatments, and delivery of medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) throughout the United States.
In 2018-2020, JCOIN supported 15 accelerator supplement projects, which included short-term studies and surveys to collect baseline and supplemental data that harmonizes with JCOIN research studies.
Learn more about each of the Research Hubs' studies by clicking the links below.
Coordination and Translation Center (CTC)
The Coordination and Translation Center (CTC) is based at George Mason University and is responsible for managing logistics; engagement with practitioners and other key stakeholders in the justice and behavioral health fields; funding innovative pilot studies; and dissemination of JCOIN products and key research findings. The CTC is also conducting research to identify effective strategies for disseminating information and providing training to agency staff. An educational component will provide outreach and mentorship to researchers and practitioners to increase research capacity within the justice system.
Methodology and Advanced Analytics Resource Center (MAARC)
The Methodology and Advanced Analytics Resource Center (MAARC) provides data infrastructure and statistical and analytic expertise to support individual JCOIN studies and cross-site data harmonization. The MAARC is also conducting national public opinion surveys about opioids and related topics, and developing sophisticated simulation models that will complement and extend the studies being conducted in the Research Hubs. In addition, the MAARC is conducting novel empirical research to understand changes in state policies and practices within the criminal justice system as they relate to the opioid crisis.