The police departments in Dayton, Ohio and Madison, Wisconsin have both adopted nontraditional responses to the opioid crisis and other drug addictions, including outreach to overdose victims, joint-working with treatment and service providers, and pre-arrest diversion. Dayton, in particular, was nationally known as the epicenter of the opiate epidemic, with police personnel administering 162 doses of naloxone to 82 overdose victims in one month in 2017.
Law Enforcement & Public Safety Training
In this webinar, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) leaders will review the fiscal year 2019 Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP) grant application process. This training and technical assistance (TTA) is designed to complement the COAP competitive site-based solicitation. The purpose of this program is to deliver TTA to state, local, and tribal criminal justice and substance abuse treatment agencies, prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs), and their partner agencies.
There are five award categories:
The Sentinel Events Initiative (SEI) aims to empower jurisdictions by learning from negative outcomes in the criminal justice system and preventing their reoccurrence. Currently, the Bureau of Justice Assistance is seeking sites for the SEI National Demonstration Collaboration, in which jurisdictions across the country will receive technical assistance to conduct sentinel event reviews of outcomes such as wrongful releases, in-custody deaths, or fatal overdoses of justice-involved individuals.
To support people on their paths to recovery from substance use disorders, the use of peer specialists in peer recovery support services (PRSS) is increasing across diverse criminal justice settings. Peer specialists offer the benefits of their own experiences with recovery, provide hope and social support, and can change the outcomes for those in recovery.
This session will:
The mission of the Center for Community Progress is to foster strong, equitable communities where vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated properties are transformed into assets for neighbors and neighborhoods. Founded in 2010, Community Progress is the leading national, nonprofit resource for urban, suburban, and rural communities seeking to address the full cycle of property revitalization. The organization fulfills its mission by nurturing strong leadership and supporting systemic reforms.
The National Identity Theft Victims Assistance Network seeks to expand and improve the outreach and capacity of victim service programs to better address the rights and needs of victims of identity theft and cybercrime nationwide. The national network enhances the capacity to provide assistance to victims and encourages expansion of existing victim service programs and coalitions. This session will provide guidance on improving and expanding service to identity theft victims.
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.
The Bureau of Justice Assistance, in collaboration with the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program team, invites you to this no cost webinar on February 20, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. ET. This webinar will highlight the Massachusetts Moms Do Care Project (MDCP), which provides an innovative and multipronged approach to supporting pregnant and parenting women who abuse opioids.
Core components of the program include:
People living with mental illnesses (MI) and intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) are disproportionately represented in contacts with police, which can lead to stressful and dangerous conditions for everyone involved. Now, through Serving Safely: The National Initiative to Enhance Policing for Persons with Mental Illnesses and Developmental Disabilities, law enforcement agencies can request help to respond safely and effectively to incidents involving persons with MI and I/DD.