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Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program: Law Enforcement/First Responder Diversion

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After defining law enforcement/first responder diversion programs under the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s (BJA’s) Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP), this report reviews the COAP funding for such programs, describes five pathways for prevention of opioid overdose and diversion to treatment, profiles two first responder opioid diversion programs by COAP grantees, and lists the names of first responder opioid diversion programs in all states with COAP grants.
This resource provides information about law enforcement/first responder diversion programs, which often include first responders working in partnership with substance abuse treatment providers and peer recovery coaches to help overdose victims access treatment and recovery support services.
Date Created: June 5, 2019