Category: opioids

American Jail Association 38th Annual Conference and Jail Expo

The American Jail Association (AJA) Annual Conference and Jail Expo is the only national event that focuses exclusively on local jails and detention facilities. The conference will offer an educational conference with networking opportunities, professional development, and access to emerging jail technologies and products. Topics will include issues related to mental health; bail reform; comprehensive reentry …

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Register for Webinar: Hot Topics in Managing Pregnant Women in Jail-Based Settings

Hosted by the National Sheriffs’ Association Pregnant women present a unique set of medical, social, logistical, and custody issues for jails. This webinar, presented by an ob-gyn who has worked in jails and on developing best practices guidelines, will highlight some of the challenges and opportunities for jails to safely and appropriately care for and …

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Register for Webinar: The Role of Technology in Solving the Opioid Crisis and Opioid Crisis Update—Where are We Now?

Hosted by the National Council for Behavioral Health This webinar is designed to discuss the state of the opioid epidemic in healthcare, including what progress has been made since a federal state of emergency was declared one year ago, and since the Opioid Commission issued its recommendations for dealing with the crisis. Aaron Williams, MA, …

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Franklin City Encouraged by Early Results of New Addict-Assistance Program

Dayton Daily News By Ed Richter A six-month-old program aimed at getting help for people addicted to opioids is seeing positive results , according to leaders of the effort. The city’s heroin quick response team has contacted 65 people who have had an opioid overdose since its launch March 1. Called the Helping Overdose through …

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Apply Now: Rural Opioids Technical Assistance Grant Program

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is seeking applications for the FY 2018 Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Grants (Short Title: ROTA). The purpose of this program is to develop and disseminate training and technical assistance for rural communities on addressing opioid issues affecting these communities. It is expected that grantees will facilitate the identification of model …

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We’re Failing in the Opioid Crisis—a New Study Shows a More Serious Approach Would Save Lives

Vox By German Lopez The opioid epidemic is the deadliest drug overdose crisis in US history — on track to kill more people over the next decade than currently live in entire American cities like Miami or Baltimore. A new study, published in the American Journal of Public Health on Thursday by Stanford researchers Allison Pitt, Keith Humphreys, and Margaret …

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Rehabilitation Plus Rehab? Jails Treat Inmates with Opioid Addiction Medication

Governing By Anna Gorman At a time when the U.S. government is trying to deal with a nationwide opioid epidemic, many jails across the country are only now rolling out medicines to help inmates overcome addiction. And most of those jails dispense only one of the drugs currently available. Nearly 1 in 5 jail and …

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Apply Now: Opioid Affected Youth Initiative

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is seeking applications for funding under the FY2018 Opioid Affected Youth Initiative. The initiative will fund sites to develop a data-driven, coordinated response to identify and address the challenges that result from opioid addiction that are impacting youth and community safety. Sites will work …

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Apply Now: Family Drug Court Research and Evaluation Program

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is seeking applications for the FY 2018 Family Drug Court Research and Evaluation Program. This program furthers the department’s mission to reduce substance addiction (including opioid addiction) by supporting rigorous research and evaluation efforts that inform the development of and improvements to family …

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Apply Now: Drug Treatment Courts Program

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is seeking applications for the FY 2018 Drug Treatment Courts Program, which builds the capacity of states, state and local courts, local governments, and federally recognized tribal governments to enhance pre-existing drug courts or implement new drug courts for youth in the …

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