This paper reports on a national survey of PSCs (N = 42 state-wide court coordinators; N = 849 local court coordinators) and examines the structural factors that could explain the likelihood of a local PSC authorizing medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and MAT utilization. Results of the analyses indicate that MAT availability at the county level was a significant predictor of the likelihood of local courts authorizing MAT. Adoption and use of treatment innovations like MAT are affected by coordinators’ perceptions of MAT as well as structural factors such as the availability of the medications in the community and funding resources. The study has important implications for researchers, policymakers, and practitioners.
Associated JCOIN Study Title: MAT Utilization in Problem Solving Courts: Survey of Administrators and Front-Line Staff (004)
Publication Year: 2022
Lead Author: Fanni Farago
Journal: Journal of Drug Issues
Publication Type(s): MOUD Services, Courts
JCOIN Hub/Center: Friends Research Hub