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The criminal justice settings are historically crowded facilities. The COVID-19 pandemic, with a virus so easily transmissible from person to person, poses major risks of infection for the personnel and justice-involved individuals. To protect the health and well-being of those facing court proceedings, as well as their family members and court personnel, many federal, state, county, and municipal courts are moving to teleconferencing for initial criminal proceedings, such as initial appearances, arraignments, and preliminary and detention hearings.
You can find the recording of the J-RIG (Justice Rapid Innovation Grants) Webinar (held on June 10), Webinar Slides, Call for Proposals, and Technical Assistance Materials on the JCOIN partner portal.
Representing 25 years of empirical study on addiction, pharmacology, behavioral health, and criminal justice, these Standards are the foundation upon which all adult drug courts must operate.
This report provides recommendations for actions that state and local leaders can take immediately to increase evidence-based practices, decrease arbitrary determinations, and prevent overdose deaths. The report also provides concrete steps that will, in the longterm, help dismantle a siloed system of unequal access and disparities and move towards an integrated system that promotes restorative justice, where people and families are treated with dignity, and where addiction is treated as a health and wellness matter rather than one of moral failing or criminality.
This RSV Breakout Session was held in the Treasury Room on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at 4:15 PM
Posted 2/10/2020 (updated 6/15/2020)
The consequences for failing to treat OUD within correctional settings are significant. In addition to risk of overdose, most individuals who receive MAT in the community lose access to treatment upon confinement; studies show these individuals experience extreme stress. Individuals with opioid dependence entering correctional facilities are also at high risk for opioid withdrawal syndrome.
Get Naloxone Now is an online resource to train people to respond effectively to an opioid overdose emergency.
Harm Reduction Coalition is a national advocacy and capacity-building organization that works to promote the health and dignity of individuals and communities who are impacted by drug use.
Posted 12/3/2019 (updated 1/9/2020)
This online toolkit is intended as a resource to help prosecutors design, implement, and evaluate these new prosecutor-led diversion options.