MAT in Jails and Drug Courts

This project is funded by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) through the California FY 2022/23 budget, which included an allocation of State General Funds for ongoing support to the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Expansion Project. The goal of this project is to increase access to MAT in county jails, drug courts, and the child welfare/juvenile justice systems. The project brings together county teams in a learning collaborative with the objective to improve coordination among all county agencies and providers who serve justice-involved county residents and to develop bridges to further build system capacity to ensure access to effective treatment and recovery supports. 

Counties participating in the MAT in Jails and Drug Courts Learning Collaborative receive technical assistance through individualized monthly coaching, topic-specific webinars, quarterly learning collaboratives, office hours, and ad hoc training. The Learning Collaborative is available to teams from all California counties interested in developing or expanding access to MAT for opioid use disorder (OUD) in their jails and through their drug court systems. Grant funds and participation stipends are available to participating county teams receiving technical assistance to enhance county efforts and pilot innovative solutions that demonstrate outcomes to lead to sustainable funding.

Throughout the State Opioid Response (SOR) I and SOR II funding and contracting periods, 37 different California counties have participated in the Learning Collaborative. As of March 2022, 31,702 individuals have received MAT while incarcerated in county jails participating in this Learning Collaborative across the 36 counties who have submitted data during SOR I and SOR II.

All quarterly learning collaborative and webinar recordings and slide decks are uploaded to this webpage throughout the project term. The resource library is categorized by topics and is frequently updated.

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Learning Collaboratives

March 30, 2023

June 21, 2023

June 27, 2023

September 18, 2023

September 21, 2023

December 11, 2023

December 13, 2023

March 19, 2024

April 02, 2024

Calendar Events

Upcoming Events

Webinars and Informational Videos

Webinars and Trainings

Resource Library

Adolescent SUD

Best Practices

CA Response to Opioid Crisis

CalAIM / Health Plans

Child Welfare and Family Reunification: Courts/Law, Models and Best Practices

Child Welfare Resources

Child Welfare Systems: Models and Best Practices

Co-Occurring Disorders in Justice Settings

Custody Resources

Diversion and Deflection

Drug Court Resources

Evidence-Based Clinical Guidelines and Standards of Care in Jails

Fentanyl and Xylazine Resources and Updates

Harm Reduction

Issue Briefs

Legal Policy / Federal Guidance

MAT in Jails Resources

Medications for Opioid Use Disorders (MOUD)

Mother-Baby Clinical Care

OUD/SUD Screening and Assessments

Patient Education

Plan of Safe Care

Probation Resources

Reentry & Community Supports

Special Populations

Stimulant Use Disorders and Treatment