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Butler County COSSUP Project

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)

Butler County Ohio is in southwest Ohio comprised of suburban and rural
communities. The Butler County COSSUP Project aims to increase access to treatment and
recovery supports services for residents of Butler County through engagement, data collection,
and recovery support enhancement. The project has 4 key objectives: 1) Expand use and data
collection for the county-wide data dashboard, including cross-sector analysis and integration of
data from other sources, to inform strategies and policies. 2) Assess the needs of under-served
populations across Butler County and increase engagement in services amongst those groups. 3)
Decrease the number of individuals who are incarcerated to improve post substance use/overdose
outcomes. 4) Improve comprehensive care to residents of Butler County impacted by substance
use. The Butler County Prevention Coalition and Addiction Task Force (BCPCATF) will serve
as the multi-disciplinary coordinating body for the project. The BCPCATF will work in
conjunction with partners to implement strategic activities to address these objectives. The
BCPCATF will work with community sectors to ensure proper data sharing and allow for a
cross-system analysis to inform strategies and decision making. Miami University will
coordinate with the BCPCATF to convene listening sessions with under-served populations in
Butler County to assess the needs of these groups and strategize solutions for increase
engagement in services. Additionally, the Butler County COSSUP Project will implement peer
recovery support services through the misdemeanor court system and permanent supportive
housing to increase engagement with treatment and recovery support services. The Butler
County COSSUP Project will work with community partners through the coordination of the
BCPCATF. Through strategic planning and specific workgroups, the project will focus on
county-wide data analysis, engaging and assessing the needs of under-served populations,
increasing access to treatment and resources for misdemeanor justice involved individuals, and
providing comprehensive care through the implementation of peer recovery support services in
specific needs areas. Partner organizations include subrecipients Miami University, Community
Behavioral Health, and the Butler County General Health District, as well as the YWCAHamilton
and the Butler County Area Courts.

Date Created: September 25, 2023