The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) helps America’s state, local, and tribal jurisdictions reduce and prevent crime, lower recidivism, and promote a fair and safe criminal justice system. BJA provides a wide range of resources through programs and services, including training and technical assistance, to address chronic and emerging criminal justice challenges nationwide. Following are a sampling of BJA resources that are specifically related to substance use and drug law enforcement matters:
Coming Soon: Guidelines for Managing Substance Withdrawal in Jails
Responding to the urgent need to assist state, local, and tribal government officials; jail administrators; correctional officers; and jail-based clinicians in the detection and proper management of acute withdrawal from substances among individuals in custody, BJA, in partnership with the National Institute of Corrections, formed a collaboration with Advocates for Human Potential, Inc., the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and the National Commission on Correctional Health Care to develop guidelines to support the effective management of substance withdrawal in local jails.
The publication of the guidelines is tentatively scheduled for winter 2022. In the meantime, you can learn more about the development of the guidelines and access additional resources.
Following are some of the BJA programs that focus on substance use prevention and treatment and drug law enforcement:
- Adult Treatment Court Program
- Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Use Program (COSSUP)
- Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program
- Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP)
- Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners (RSAT) Program
- Veterans Treatment Court Program
This page is updated regularly as new resources are released.