Expanding Access to MAT in County Criminal Justice Settings
Expanding MAT in County Criminal Justice Settings
A Learning Collaborative
Cohort 2 - Session 3
February 13, 2020, 8:30am-4:30pm
The MAT in County Criminal Justice systems learning collaborative is a technical assistance program that
is available to teams from all California counties interested in developing or expanding medications for addiction treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD) in their jails and through their drug court systems. County teams must demonstrate an interest in expanding access to at least two forms of MAT for opioid use disorder (Naltrexone, Methadone, Buprenorphine) in order to be eligible. The first cohort started in August 2018 and will be completed in January 2020. The second cohort began in April 2019 and will end in September 2020. Each county received an initial grant of $25,000 to cover the cost of attending the in person learning sessions and participation in other MAT related activities, and other approved expenses. Additional funding is made available after the first few months of the collaborative in the amount of $100,000 to $300,000 for participating counties to expedite implementation of SUD screening, assessment, treatment, MAT, and community engagement while local sustainable funds are secured.
The overall goal of this program is to increase access to MAT in jails and drug courts. Each county starts
at a different point in access to MAT and need not end at the same point. Therefore, individual county
goals are different, depending on how far along the county is regarding the implementation of MAT in the
criminal justice system.
County teams include members from jail health care, jail custody/Sheriff, probation, county managers
office, drug courts, county AOD agency, and others.
For more information about Expanding Access to MAT in County Criminal Justice Setting, please contact MATinCountyCJ@healthmanagement.com.
MAT in Jails and Prisons
February 5, 2019 - This webinar provides a comprehensive overview of the three major types of medication used to treat opioid addiction and implications for their use in correctional settings. It is suitable for all audiences and addresses many common questions and concerns.
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MAT Medications in Criminal Justice Settings
The Changing Role of Probation in supporting SUD treatment with MAT
Panel discussion with Ventura County Probation - This podcast features a panel discussion with several Ventura County Probation professionals: Mark Varela, Chief Probation Officer; Cal Remington, Retired Chief Probation Officer; Carrie Vredenburgh, Division Manager; and Chris Modica, Probation Supervisor. Moderated by Carol Clancy and Angel Arellano, we discuss the changing role of Probation, and how Ventura Probation Department collaborates with other community providers to support Probationers struggling with OUD.
Introduction to Transitions Clinic Network with Shira Shavit, MD, Executive Director, and Anna Steiner, MPH, MSW, Program Manager
-by Shira Shavit, MD, Executive Director, and Anna Steiner, MPH, MSW, Program Manager.
In this podcast, we learn about the Transitions Clinic Network (TCN), which is a national network of medical homes for individuals with chronic diseases recently released from jail or prison. A unique feature of this model is that each TCN clinic employs a community health worker with a history of incarceration as part of the clinical team. Shira and Anna will discuss this model, and how it is beneficial for clients who are on MAT while in custody and are transitioning back to the community.
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