Stepped-wedge randomized controlled trial of a novel opioid court to improve identification of need and linkage to medications for opioid use disorder treatment for court-involved adults


This study will use a cluster-randomized stepped-wedge type-2 hybrid effectiveness-implementation design to test the impact of a new implementation intervention (Opioid Court REACH; Research on Evidence-Based Approaches to Court Health) in improving opioid cascade of care, public health, and public safety outcomes. This intervention would allow the new opioid intervention court model in New York State to address the flaws of existing drug courts and to be scaled-up to ten counties within the state.

Publication Year: 2021

Lead Author: Katherine Elkington

Journal: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment

Publication Type(s): Protocol Paper

JCOIN Hub/Center: NYSPI/Columbia Hub