MAT Utilization in Problem Solving Courts: Survey of Administrators and Front-Line Staff (004)

Expanding the use of medications for addiction treatment (MAT) in specialty courts is a national priority of the Office of National Drug Control Policy and Office of Justice Programs (2018). Providing MAT in community settings, for justice-involved clients or family dependency, is especially challenging given that few problem-solving courts provide medical services, few have treatment budgets, most rely upon local treatment resources, and partnerships are challenging. This administrative supplement will assist in understanding two issues: 1) the current utilization of MAT among problem solving courts; and 2) the barriers and facilitators to the utilization of MAT in problem solving court settings.

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Facilitating Opioid Care Connections through System Level Strategies to Improve Use of Medications and Linkages to Care Drug Courts across New York (031)

This study is evaluating strategies to implement New York’s new opioid court model (OCM) in ten counties across the state. New York’s OCM was developed by the Unified Court System and provides practice guidelines for drug courts to reduce overdose, decrease recidivism, and improve service delivery and linkages to medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) for justice-involved individuals across the state. The goal of the study is to develop, evaluate, and refine implementation strategies to support the OCM practice guidelines to be scaled up across New York.

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