An Implementation Process Evaluation for the Planning Initiative to Build Bridges between Jail and Community Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder


The Building Bridges planning initiative focused on preparing sites to establish effective linkages between jails and community-based treatment settings in order to deliver medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) to justice-involved people. This 9-month planning initiative was jointly funded and led by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and Arnold Ventures. Building Bridges was designed to assist local communities by: increasing stakeholder understanding of promising practices in the use of MOUD in jails and community-based settings; developing effective partnerships between jails and community-based treatment providers; building a comprehensive plan for initiating or expanding an MOUD continuum of care model from jail to the community; and planning for continuity and coordination of MOUD during transitions into jails and reentry into communities.

Publication Year: 2020

Lead Author: Shannon Mitchell

Publication Type(s): Study Report

JCOIN Hub/Center: Friends Research Hub