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City of Kirkland Jail COSSUSP Program

Award Information

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Competitive Discretionary
Awardee County
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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $1,286,400)

The Kirkland City Jail is applying for category 1b funding in the amount of
$1,286,400 to implement a holistic, evidence-based, comprehensive opioid, stimulant, and
substance use site-based program that would provide lifesaving screening for substance use
disorder, on-site medication-assisted treatment (MAT) options, drug-harm diversion support
services, and transitional reentry planning for incarcerated individuals struggling with substance
use disorder. By partnering with peer and community resources, the Kirkland City Jail’s
comprehensive opioid, stimulant, and substance use site-based program will (1) establish an in custody care infrastructure designed to provide quality treatment for individuals, (2) reduce the
devastating impacts of substance use disorder, such as withdrawal, recidivism, overdose, and
death, on individuals, families, and the surrounding community, (3) mitigate the consequences
associated with substance use disorder, such as in-custody violence, self-harm, and withdrawal
symptoms, (4) improve the quality of life for individuals suffering from a substance use disorder,
(5) provide training and education for staff, individuals, families, and the community on
substance use disorder and the stigma associated with MAT as a treatment modality. The
Kirkland City Jail will partner with a substance use disorder treatment provider for on-site MAT
medication management for patients with existing prescriptions, MAT medication, such as
methadone, buprenorphine (brand names Suboxone®, Subutex®, and others), and extended release naltrexone (ER-naltrexone, brand name Vivitrol®) induction for qualified individuals
without a prescription, in-person or virtual behavioral therapy, drug-harm diversion resources,
and comprehensive transitional reentry planning. A Kirkland City Jail comprehensive opioid,
stimulant, and substance use site-based program will help bridge the gap between public safety
and public health by providing life-saving treatment options for incarcerated individuals with
substance use disorders before and after transitioning back into the community. The program will
serve surrounding communities with an estimated population of 164,355.

Date Created: September 25, 2023