Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $585,693)
The Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP) was developed as part of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) legislation. COSSAPs purpose is to provide financial and technical assistance to states, units of local government, and Indian tribal governments to develop, implement, or expand comprehensive efforts to identify, respond to, treat, and support those impacted by illicit opioids, stimulants, and other drugs of abuse.
The objective of Category 1 is to encourage and support the development of comprehensive, locally driven responses to opioids, stimulants, and other substances that expand access to supervision, treatment, and recovery support services across the criminal justice system; support law enforcement and other first responder diversion programs for nonviolent drug offenders; promote education and prevention activities; and address the needs of children impacted by substance abuse.
The purpose of this program is to design and implement a collaborative intervention strategy that addresses grant program priority areas (prebooking or postbooking), treatment alternative-to-incarceration programs serving individuals at high risk for overdose or substance abuse, evidence-based recovery support services (transitional/recovery housing and peer support), and medication-assisted treatment (MAT).