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COSSAP - Worcester County Outreach

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $1,200,000)

The Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP) was developed as part of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) legislation. COSSAP’s 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 Worcester County Regional Outreach Project will (1) reduce the number of unintentional overdose deaths in Worcester County, (2) increase the number of individuals receiving treatment and recovery support services in Worcester County, (3) improve outcomes for children affected by substance abuse, and (4) build a sustainable model for long-term substance abuse and overdose prevention. This project serves 60 communities in Worcester County, Massachusetts, with a population of 830,000 residents.


Date Created: October 22, 2020