Substance Abuse

Webinar - Policing Vulnerable Populations: Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Programs

This session “drills down” into programs operated by the Tucson, Arizona Police Department’s Mental Health Support Team, including Drug Deflection, Co-responder, Peer Navigator, Crisis Intervention Training, and more. Participants will leave this session with a roadmap for starting any of all of these programs in their home jurisdiction. A historical perspective will educate attendees in the methods used to start these programs in Tucson, Arizona.

During this webinar, the presenter will discuss:

Webinar - Community-Based Treatment Capacity to Meet Demand for SUD Services

Communities seeking to connect addicted individuals to substance use disorder treatment services may arrive at the seminal question, "Divert to what?" Further, trouble accessing adequate and appropriate quality treatment poses an enormous barrier to fully implementing diversion processes.

Webinar - SOAR: A Reentry Tool for Individuals Involved in the Criminal Justice System

The Social Security Administration disability benefit programs – Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) – can provide income and health insurance benefits to support healthy return to communities for previously incarcerated individuals who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and have a serious mental illness, medical impairment, and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder. SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) is a model that can help.

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