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Ponca Tribe Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $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 Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, headquartered in White Eagle, Oklahoma (5 miles south of Ponca City, Oklahoma) with Tribal jurisdiction extending to parts of Kay and Noble counties, has a membership of 3,522. The purpose of the project is to mitigate the negative impact opioids, stimulants, and other drug misuse and abuse inflict upon individuals, families, and communities within the White Eagle Health Center service area by implementing a multimodal outpatient substance abuse treatment initiative. The project includes partnerships between the White Eagle Health Center-Behavioral Health Department, Ponca Tribal Court, and Ponca Tribe Victim Services.


Date Created: October 22, 2020