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COAP Category 2 National TTA Provider

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $2,500,000)

Signed into law on July 22, 2016, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) is the first major federal substance use disorder treatment and recovery legislation in 40 years and the most comprehensive effort to address the opioid epidemic. CARA establishes a comprehensive, coordinated, and balanced strategy through enhanced grant programs that expand prevention and education efforts while also promoting treatment and recovery. The purpose of this program is to deliver training and technical assistance (TTA) to state and local criminal justice and substance abuse treatment agencies, prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs), and their partner agencies in sites selected through the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based solicitation. This TTA program is designed to complement the site-based competitive solicitation and to provide targeted customized TTA to existing and future COAP sites. In category 2, the awardee will help local communities enhance services provided to pretrial and post-trial populations in jails, with an emphasis on collaboration among courts, community based treatment and community corrections agencies to support medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and cognitive behavioral treatment programs, focusing on supporting local or regional jails and their partners in establishing programs that enable inmates to transition seamlessly from in-custody to community-based treatment upon release.

Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. (AHP), in partnership with the Center for Court Innovation (CCI) and Policy Research Associates (PRA), will support COAP grantees in successfully implementing evidence-based programming. The AHP COAP team has designed a flexible TTA approach to help local communities enhance the provision of services to pretrial and post-trial populations in jails, with an emphasis on collaboration among courts, community-based treatment and community corrections agencies to support MAT and cognitive behavioral treatment programs. AHP and its partners will provide ongoing TTA (both remote and onsite) to site-based grantees throughout the duration of their BJA grant awards. This includes assisting with project design in the planning phase, developing a profile of each grantee that describes the results of the project, facilitating partnerships with relevant stakeholders, overseeing the data collection process, and addressing issues that may hinder a site’s progress toward achieving its goals. It will also develop a publication that summarizes evidence-based research on outcomes associated with jail-based MAT treatment programs and identifies areas of future research; and a publication that summarizes the challenges associated with implementing jail-based MAT treatment programs in rural settings.


Date Created: September 29, 2019