As practitioners grapple with the increasing complexity of reentry into the community, the demands of services and coordination are particularly acute for individuals with opioid use disorders. Among this population, the risk of overdose death significantly increases during the first two weeks following release. The COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated these challenges, with increased pressure to release individuals into the community to minimize the risk of exposure.
Hosted on December 16, 2020, by the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center in partnership with the Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network (JCOIN), this webinar discussed the latest research, science, and innovation around mitigating risk during reentry for people with opioid use disorders. Topics covered will include medications for addiction treatment (MAT), behavioral interventions, and establishing linkages to community-based support services.
- Sarah Wurzburg, CSG Justice Center, Program Director, Behavioral Health
- Shelley Edgerton, Program Director, Opioid/MAT Substance Treatment, Louisiana Department of Corrections
- Dr. Tisha Wiley, Branch Chief, Associate Director for Justice Systems, NIDA
- Jessica Hulsey, President, Addiction Policy Forum