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FY 2022 BJA Criminal Justice Connection: Extending our Reach

Award Information

Award #
Funding Category
Competitive Discretionary
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $1,000,000)

The Hancock County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board in Ohio proposes a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary collaborative approach to address and prevent the illicit use of opioids, stimulants, and other substances and its adverse consequences within a predominantly rural county. The proposed Criminal Justice Connections – Extending Our Reach (CJC-EOR) project will reduce the impact of illicit opioids, stimulants, and other substances on individuals and communities by using a multi-level approach. The project aims to: 1) expand and enhance an existing LEAD® program; 2) implement a school and/or community-based prevention/early intervention service program for children and family members who are negatively impacted by substance use and/or criminal justice involvement; 3) develop a sustainable co-responder model between criminal justice and behavioral health systems; 4) enhance the use of Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program (ODMAP) in collaboration with community partners; and 5) expand the local workforce through formalized relationships with area institutions of higher education. The proposed project will also evaluate the system level approach which further connects public safety, criminal justice, treatment, and recovery systems to provide a greater continuum of care for individuals with substance use disorder.



Planned Activities/Allowable Uses

Percent of Budget

Law enforcement and first responder deflection and diversion


Real-time data collection


Education and prevention programs to connect law enforcement agencies with K-12 students


Evidence-based substance use disorder treatment related to opioids, stimulants, and other illicit drugs, such as MAT, as well as harm reduction activities and recovery support services


Embedding social workers, peers, and/or persons with lived experience at any intercept of the Sequential Intercept Model




Priority Consideration 1(B): The Hancock County ADAMHS Board will collaborate with the Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio (FRC) to implement the project’s objectives. The proposed project has allocated $792,297.72 (79% of the total budget) for FRC as the subawardee.

Priority Consideration - Research Partner: The Hancock County ADAMHS Board will collaborate with Brandeis University’s Institute for Behavioral Health researchers for this project to evaluate the impact of the proposed initiatives. The information is provided on pages 13-16 in the project narrative.

Date Created: September 30, 2022