This section includes published material from Project Opioid Court REACH and materials from the broader networks
Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network (JCOIN) PortalAnyone with a relationship to this project can create a log-in to become a JCOIN Partner. Through this site you will find news and information from the JCOIN about new funding opportunities, tools and resources, and JCOIN studies and initiatives. Additionally, you can find information on funding opportunities.
Access this resource: Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network (JCOIN) Portal, Rapid Innovation Grants Funding Opportunity
Opioid Court Learning CollaborativeThe Opioid Court Learning Collaborative was organized by the Project Court REACH team and is open to all opioid court stakeholders. The first took place on May 13th, 2022, with a focus on identification and referral. You can find the video of the session below. The second session was on June 10, 2022, and also focused on participant identification and referral.
Access the recording here: Session 1: Identification and Referral
Session three took place in August 24 2022 and focused on opioid use and medications for opioid use disorder. The webinar featured a panel of specialists from Montefiore Medical Center, NYU Grossman School of Medicine, a treatment court graduate from In Our Voices Inc., and a representative from OASAS.
Access the recording here: Session 3: Medication Assisted Treatment
Study protocol in Journal of Substance Abuse TreatmentStepped-wedge randomized controlled trial of a novel opioid court to improve identification of need and linkage to medications for opioid use disorder treatment for court-involved adults
Access this resource: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment Portal
Opioid Response Network TrainingsBest Practices for Promoting Early Engagement and Linkage to Care in Treatment Courts: These self-paced online courses introduce court practitioners to these emerging best practices, offering guidance on strategies for their adaptation in court settings
Access these trainings: Pre-Plea Diversion Courts for People with Opioid Use Disorders, Motivational Interviewing for Opioid Intervention Courts, Peer Integration into Treatment and Recovery Courts
The section below is a list of compiled clinical resources aimed at providing information on evidence-based clinical materials. The list of resources is useful for health professionals, patients, community partners, and court stakeholders to increase knowledge and expertise around clinical treatment options, evidence-based practices, and current and past research publications.
Resources for Health Professionals, Patients, and Community
AAAP Provider Clinical Support System (PCSS)PCSS provides evidence-based training and resources to give healthcare providers the skills and knowledge they need to treat patients with OUD. These resources for treating OUD and chronic pain were developed for health professionals, patients, family members and significant others of patients and the general community to learn more about the evidence-based treatment of opioid use disorders and the treatment of chronic pain. Clinical support is provided through online modules, webinars, podcasts, and videos.
Access this resource: AAAP Provider Clinical Support System (PCSS)
New York Society of Addiction MedicineThe New York Society of Addiction Medicine (NYSAM) serves as an indispensable resource for patients, families, and physicians in the treatment of addiction and substance use disorders. NYSAM is a nonprofit group of New York-based physicians and a state chapter of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). As a part of this national organization, it is dedicated to the evidence-based treatment of substance use disorders and provides education for patients, families, and practicing medical providers, promote addiction medicine research, and advocate for medically sound public policies.
Access this resource: New York Society of Addiction Medicine
American Academy for Addiction PsychiatryAAAPs main focus or ultimate goal is to provide members and health professionals with evidence-based practices in a unique and inclusive environment where all clinicians who are dedicated to the prevention, identification, and treatment of all substance use disorders and co-occurring mental disorders are welcome. In an effort to support members in clinical work with patients and their families, AAAP has identified some helpful resources to consider. Resources assembled by AAAP and PCSS for families and patients struggling with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental disorders to help them navigate through the complexities of the disease.
Access this resource: American Academy for Addiction Psychiatry
Opioid Response NetworkThe Opioid Response Network has local consultants in all 50 states and nine territories to respond to local needs by providing free educational resources and training to states, communities and individuals in the prevention, treatment and recovery of opioid use disorders and stimulant use.
The Opioid Response Network’s local consultants and partner organizations provide:
- Community trainings on the prevention, treatment and recovery of opioid use disorder.
- Education and training in evidence-based clinical practices for all health professionals in how to create treatment models that work for your specific healthcare system and patients.
- Training for justice/corrections/law enforcement on evidence-based practices for the prevention, treatment and recovery of substance use disorders with a focus on opioid use disorder and stimulant use.
- Resources communities and organizations can use, such as promising care models, trainings, educational materials.
- Educational materials to help your community address the stigma surrounding this disease.
- Training on primary components needed in creating local coalitions to address opioid use disorders and stimulant use in your community.
- Guidance on implementation of treatment modalities.
Access this resource: Opioid Response Network
SAMHSA Treatment Programs Directory by StateDirectory of treatment programs by state. Access the directory.
OASAS Provider and Program SearchSearch programs in New York State: webapps.oasas.ny.gov/providerDirectory
Community Overdose Prevention EducationHarm reduction tools and strategies to prevent overdose deaths and save lives in your community.
Access this resource: Project Cope
Research Studies and Additional Resources
SAMHSA LibraryFree publications and digital products from US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration
Access this resource: SAMHSA Library
American Society of Addiction MedicineASAM, founded in 1954, is a professional medical society representing over 6,000 physicians, clinicians and associated professionals in the field of addiction medicine. ASAM is dedicated to increasing access and improving the quality of addiction treatment, educating physicians and the public, supporting research and prevention, and promoting the appropriate role of physicians in the care of patients with addiction.
Access this resource: American Society of Addiction Medicine
American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD)The American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence, Inc. (AATOD) represents more than 1,000 Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs) in the United States. AATD has thirty state chapters and is also a founding partner in the development of the World Federation for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence, which represents another 600 treatment programs throughout Europe.
Access this resource: AATOD
Listed below are national resources for evidence-based practice materials for treatment courts. These resources are useful for both court-based and treatment-based stakeholders to increase knowledge and expertise around best practices.
National Drug Court Resource CenterThe National Drug Court Resource Center’s (NDCRC) mission is to equip treatment court practitioners with an array of resources relevant to the field. Since October 2019, the NDCRC has been housed in the University of North Carolina Wilmington Social Science and Applied Research Center (UNCW SSARC) in Wilmington, North Carolina. The NDRC focuses on providing treatment court professionals with the information needed to design and implement programs that align with best practice standards, expand and enhance court operations, as well as collect and analyze program data. NDCRC resources are featured on the website and include operational materials organized by court type, seminal readings for treatment court stakeholders, calendar of professional development opportunities, moderated discussion board for all treatment court professionals, and more.
Access this resource: National Drug Court Resource Center
Incorporating Medication in Opioid Courts | Center for Court InnovationThis publication by the Center for Court Innovation, provides information on incorporating medication in opioid courts: reducing overdose through triage in treatment court settings.
Access this resource: Incorporating Medication in Opioid Courts
National Association of Drug Court ProfessionalsNADCP regularly publishes cutting-edge, research-based materials—including the groundbreaking Adult Drug Court Best Practice Standards—and the association works tirelessly to improve the response of the American justice system to people with substance use and mental health disorders.
Access this resource: National Association of Drug Court Professionals
National Drug Court InstituteThe National Drug Court Institute (NDCI) was formed in 1997 in response to a great need for standardized, evidence-based training and technical assistance as a result of the rapid expansion of problem-solving courts across the US. NADCP has continually evolved to meet the ever-changing needs of treatment court professionals and has emerged as the definitive authority on the latest research, best practices, and cutting-edge innovations to treat offenders facing substance use and mental health disorders.
Access this resources: National Drug Court Institute
Treatment Courts OnlineTreatment Courts Online is the Center for Court Innovation’s national training system for treatment court practitioners. The site houses video lessons for adult drug court, juvenile drug court, veterans treatment court, and healing to wellness court practitioners. Other features include virtual site visits, and practitioner interviews to inform the field of firsthand perspectives.
Access this resource: Treatment Courts Online
Tribal Law and Policy InstituteThe Tribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI) is a 100% Native American operated non-profit corporation organized to design and deliver education, research, training, and technical assistance programs which promote the enhancement of justice in Indian Country and the health, well-being, and culture of Native peoples.
TLPI seeks to facilitate the sharing of resources so that Native nations and tribal justice systems have access to cost-effective resources which can be adapted to meet the individual needs of their communities. TLPI strives to establish programs which link tribal justice systems with other academic, legal, and judicial resources such as law schools, Indian law clinics, tribal colleges, Native American Studies programs, Indian legal organizations and consultants, tribal legal departments, other tribal courts, and other judicial/legal institutions. Through these collaborative alliances, they are implementing a synergistic approach to the delivery of services to Indian Country - accessing a wealth of talent and resources.
Access this resource: Tribal Law and Policy Institute
The Justice Programs Office, American UniversityThe Justice Programs Office, a center in the School of Public Affairs at American University, works with the justice community to improve justice policies and practices.
JPO is dedicated to a fair and equitable justice system for all and supports justice reform, the Sixth Amendment right to counsel, problem-solving courts, and holistic interventions to help those who have been impacted by the criminal and civil legal systems. JPO programs address systemic challenges related to policy, program effectiveness, communications, and operations. JPO uses translational research, innovative solutions, and collaboration to advance a fairer, more effective, and equitable justice system. Their work includes the development and provision of evidence-based practices, program evaluation, training and technical assistance, and capacity-building.JPO engages with academics, justice system practitioners and experts, public policy experts, nonprofit organizations, government policymakers, communities, and returning citizens. They work to improve outcomes for individuals, find solutions to break the cycle of justice involvement, and to restore a sense of dignity to individuals, families, and communities.
Access this resource: The Justice Programs Office, American University