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:
Reaching Recovery in Rural and Tribal Areas | Blog Post
Adult Treatment Court Program Provides Training That Saves Lives | Feature Story
Helping to Empower Change Through Substance Use Treatment | Feature Story
Guidelines for Managing Substance Withdrawal in Jails
Responding to the urgent need to assist local government officials, jail administrators, correctional officers, and health care professionals 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.
Learn more about the development of the guidelines and access additional training and technical assistance resources.
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- Culturally Responsive Pathways to Peer Programming in Tribal Communities
- Law Enforcement and First Responder Deflection - Pathways to Deflection Case Studies Series: First Responder and Officer Referral Pathway
- Medicaid Section 1115 Waivers and Other Mechanisms to Support Service Expansion for Individuals With Substance Use Disorder and/or Justice System Involvement
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.