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Marion County Sheriff's Office COSSAP Project

Award Information

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Competitive Discretionary
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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $1,163,404)

The Marion County Sheriff's Office's "Increasing MAT Capacity" program proposes increasing MAT program capacity to fund a full scale, comprehensive MAT program that focuses on three parts: Continuation, Induction and Community Connectivity. Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) in this program refers to the use of FDA-approved medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to treat substance use disorders as a medical disorder. There are three FDA-approved medications used to treat OUD and two will be used in this program: buprenorphine and naltrexone. This program will screen all arrestees at Marion County Jail Intake for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD), continue MAT treatment for patients that self-report at Marion County Jail Intake to be currently enrolled in a MAT program, identify at-risk patients and induct on MAT, and ensure patients are connected to health insurance and MAT in the community prior to their release

Date Created: December 17, 2021