Empowering Change Through JCOIN Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Join us in our mission to leverage differences, promote belonging, and create positive outcomes for all individuals with opioid use disorder who are involved in the carceral system. Linked below is the new landing page for the JCOIN Equity Diversity Inclusion (JEDI) Initiative with information about the JEDI team, mapping EDI progress, initiatives undertaken by…

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New Aced It Episode: “Implementing MOUD in Jail Settings”

Season 5, Episode 5: In this interview, Dr. Todd Molfenter (University of Wisconsin) tells listeners how he and his team are learning methods and mechanisms for implementing medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) treatment programs. Download the one-pager for this episode (PDF)

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New Study on Stigmatizing Imagery for Substance Use Disorders Released

A new Addiction Policy Forum-led study explores stigmatizing and non-stigmatizing imagery for substance use disorders (SUD) and criminal justice contact.   The qualitative study of people with lived experience with SUD identified stigmatizing images of substance use and criminal justice settings, along with alternative images to utilize. Researchers found that certain images were identified by…

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New Aced It Episode: “COVID, Medication for SUD, & Community Partnerships”

Season 5, Episode 3: Episode 3 introduces listeners to Dr. Peter Friedmann (University of Massachusetts, Bay State Health, Chan Medical School) and Dr. Liz Evans (University of Massachusetts, Amherst). Their fascinating study looks at a research project on substance use disorder (SUD) that pivoted in response to COVID challenges; the results have great value to…

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JCOIN Speaker Series: Strategies to Reduce Recidivism and Prevent MOUD Diversion in Jails and Prisons

Watch the full webinar Individuals with opioid use disorders (OUD) are overrepresented in U.S. correctional facilities. Transitioning to the community following incarceration is a particularly high-risk period for overdose death, especially during the first few weeks of release. Jails and prisons can play a pivotal role in addressing the opioid overdose epidemic by providing medications…

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