Resource on Overdose Prevention and Response in Community Corrections

This new CDC-supported resource from the National Council for Mental Wellbeing provides data from an environmental scan on overdose prevention and response efforts in community corrections. The report explores how collaborations between justice and behavioral health entities can assist in overcoming barriers to prevention and response efforts. View the resource at thenationalcouncil.org

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New Guides on Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) for Treatment Courts

NADCP releases newly updated and completely redesigned online guides on medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) in treatment courts encouraging treatment courts to incorporate these new guides into everyday operations. Guides are now accessible via convenient HTML webpages and also downloadable as PDFs. Access the guides here: https://www.nadcp.org/moud-guides/

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JCOIN’s Massachusetts Research Hub Featured in NIH HEAL Initiative Spotlight

The majority of incarcerated individuals have a substance use disorder (SUD) or a history of substance use (85%). It is the vision of JCOIN that every person involved in the criminal justice system has access to health care, including evidence-based treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD). JCOIN’s Massachusetts Research Hub is part of the network of researchers…

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Introducing NACo’s Opioid Solutions Center

The National Association of Counties (NACo) recently announced new resources for county solutions to the opioid crisis. NACo’s Opioid Solutions Center is an information hub to help local leaders invest resources in effective treatment, recovery, prevention and other public health practices that can save lives and address the underlying causes of substance use disorders. With…

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JEAP Initiative Forum on Research Priorities (Virtual): September 12, 2022

The JEAP Initiative, a five-year project funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA; R24DA051950), invites you to attend a free virtual forum on Monday, September 12, 10:00am-11:30am PT/1:00pm-2:30am ET. Using Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) methods, the JEAP Initiative Investigators and JEAP Initiative Community Boards (comprised of individuals with lived experience and professional experience)…

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Bonus Aced It Episode: “Language Matters”

Listen to the bonus Aced It podcast episode Language Matters Season 3, Bonus Episode: This episode is an update to our very first Aced It episode titled Language Matters. The words we use to describe certain individuals or groups matter greatly. Words possess indirect connotation or tone beyond their direct meanings. This episode considers language around…

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LEAP Scholars & Investigators Program 2022-2023

The Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network (JCOIN) brings together a national network of investigators collaborating 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 LEAP program is a 1-2 year education and mentorship program that…

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