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Juvenile Opioid Treatment, Intervention and Prevention Program (JOTIPP)

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $1,300,000)

The Berkeley County Council, Berkeley County, West Virginia is applying
for Category 1b in the amount of $1,300,000.00 for a continuation of the Juvenile Opioid
Treatment, Intervention and Prevention Program (JOTIPP) in order to expand the opportunity for
Berkeley County to support the most vulnerable in the community to the opioid crisis – the
children. Continuing the partnership with Berkeley County Schools, the program, hosted by the
Berkeley County Recovery Resource Center and the Berkeley County Day Report Center, will:
1. Expand Peer Recovery services to address intervention and treatment needs primarily for
students and secondarily, their family members; 2. Expand and strengthen education and
prevention activities through small group settings in the 5 high schools, continuing to instill and
reinforce resilience and reducing stigma; and 3. Provide funds to CATALIST, an initiative of the
Berkeley County Day Report Center whose goal is to provide mental health and wellbeing of atrisk
youth and their families. The continuing long-term goal is to curtail opioid use, supporting
all citizens to lead productive, health lives. 16% of Berkeley County’s population is school-aged
children; by having the ability to provide streamlined services to a large portion of the county at
one time allows for an elevated comprehensive, systematic approach to the opioid crisis. The
JOTIPP program allows for a reach beyond the student population and connect families to
community resources to support those in recovery or seeking recovery from substance use
disorder (SUD) reducing opioid use and the number of overdoses. Ensuring programmatic
success through comprehensive data analysis is a priority of this program. Therefore, partnership
with a research company will guarantee efficiency, effectiveness and impact across both the
juvenile programs and adult programs. The project serves Berkeley County, West Virginia with a
population of 126,069 and will include partnerships with Berkeley County Schools and Berkeley
County Sheriff. A research partner will be selected post-award. This application includes
program evaluation which is identified as a priority consideration (13.3% of the budget).

Date Created: September 25, 2023