Join us for the Upcoming JCOIN Speaker Series Webinar: Expanding Access to Methadone Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Carceral Settings

In April 2024, the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) issued a final rule on regulations regarding opioid treatment program (OTP) accreditation, certification, and standards for the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD). This rule change affects the use of methadone, including clarification on use of methadone in carceral settings. Under the updated…

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JCOIN Learning Experiences to Advance Practice (LEAP) 2023-2024 Scholars

The Capacity Building Core, which is part of JCOIN’s Coordination and Translation Center (CTC), has launched the Learning Experiences to Advance Practice (LEAP) education program to support investigators and scholars with training and knowledge to conduct research and build research capacity within justice and health settings. LEAP SCHOLARS The LEAP Scholar track supports clinicians or…

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New Aced It Episode: Cultural Competency in Carceral Settings

Our interviews with residents overwhelmingly suggest that staff in many prisons/jails are not acting in ways consistent with cultural competency. Two of the biggest issues relate to race/ethnicity and gender/sexual identity. In this episode, we present, with sensitivity, information that may help correctional staff understand these issues in a deeper and more meaningful way, using…

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New Aced It Episode: Medication for Substance Use Disorders in Prisons and Jails

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) and Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) are evidence based/informed practices that show tremendous promise in carceral settings. To educate correctional staff and administrators about medication for SUD/OUD in prisons, we selected three articles that highlight what these treatments are, how jails/prisons can partner with community providers to offer them, and…

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Download Volume 1 of JTEC Magazine (PDF)

The JCOIN Training & Engagement Center (JTEC) is a free educational platform for criminal legal and health professionals. JTEC was developed as part of the CTC website to provide pandemic-friendly learning resources for a variety of audiences. As of Spring 2024, JTEC hosts over 60 courses, more than 30 recorded webinars, 8 quick lessons, and…

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JCOIN Launches New Flipbook Celebrating JCOIN Learning Experiences to Advance Practice (LEAP) Scholars and Investigators

The Capacity Building Core, which is part of JCOIN’s Coordination and Translation Center (CTC), has launched the Learning Experiences to Advance Practice (LEAP) education program to support Investigators and Scholars with training and knowledge to conduct research and build research capacity within criminal legal and health settings. The LEAP program is a one—to two-year pilot…

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Celebrating JCOIN

Play Video From its inception in 2019 to today, members of JCOIN—the Hubs, CTC, MAARC, and NIDA—have experienced many wins in our efforts to advance treatment for opioid use disorder among people with criminal legal system involvement. In this slideshow, we celebrate the people who make JCOIN a resounding success.

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New Aced It Episode: Substance Use Disorder in Prisons and Jails

Although there is a lot we could talk about related to SUD in carceral settings, in this episode we will cover three key topics that came up frequently during our project interviews: fentanyl, K2, and drug testing. These three issues challenge correctional staff; their level of understanding regarding fentanyl and K2, specifically, is generally very…

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New Aced It Episode: Correctional Staff Health and Wellness

This episode addresses a key theme of our interviews with individuals working in prisons and jails—mental and physical health for correctional staff. Using multidisciplinary science, we consider the effects of violence exposure on staff and some possible protective factors in prisons and jails that may help staff cope. The episode also looks at the importance…

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Harnessing the Potential of Mindfulness for Community Health and Health Equity: Lessons Learned from Clinical Research with Historically Marginalized Communities

What can mindfulness do for people that experience stigma, mental health challenges, and health disparities? In this seminar, Dr. Shufang Sun shared findings of several clinical studies generated by her research team at Brown University School of Public Health, “Mindfulness for Health Equity Lab (mHEAL),” including studies with young sexual minority men with depression and…

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