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 offers two tracks, an Investigator Track and Scholar Track. The program aims to advance the capacity and diversity of high impact research for populations involved with the health and criminal justice systems through specialized training and skill-development curriculums. Specifically, the goals of the program are to:

  • Grow the research workforce with the knowledge and skills needed to conduct ethical, rigorous research including partnering with justice and health agencies to conduct rigorous studies, recruitment and enrollment of subjects, use of informed consents, and problem solving in a variety of health, community, and justice settings.
  • Enlist an array of community, health, and justice leaders to value and implement research findings in practice and to engage in collaborative research teams on the conduct of research.
  • Motivate these learners to champion completion of research projects and fidelity of planned projects given the challenges of day-to-day operations.
  • Expand and/or develop a pipeline of independent criminal justice and health researchers for the field that can work in multidisciplinary teams.

To learn more about the LEAP program click here: https://www.jcoinctc.org/about/leap/

Meet this year’s LEAP Investigators and Scholars by browsing the eBook below: