The Bronx County District Attorney’s Office (Bronx DA) is leading a coalition of government and community-based stakeholders in the Bronx to reduce opioid use disorder (OUD), fatal and nonfatal overdose, and other harms to public health and safety. Using the Sequential Intercept Model as a strategic planning framework, the Bronx DA and partners are assessing available resources, determining gaps in services, and implementing community-level change.
In Illinois, DeKalb County Court Services is leading a coalition of criminal justice and public health partners called the DeKalb County Opioid Dependency Diversion Program (ODDP). ODDP responds to the needs of justice-involved persons with OUD through a focus on prevention, treatment, recovery, and response, including by diverting these persons into community-based treatment.
The Seattle Police Department (SPD) is leading a collaboration of local agencies and community-based partners in King County, WA. The partners will consider comprehensive efforts to divert justice-involved persons with OUD from the criminal justice system to to treatment services at various intercept opportunities, from pre-arrest through reentry and community supervision.
The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC), in partnership with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OMHAS), is working to reduce the impact of OUD in Ohio by providing technology-assisted treatment opportunities. This project includes developing virtual-reality (VR) products that will enhance treatment services for people who use opioids, especially those in rural areas and in custodial facilities who lack easy access to other treatment options.
The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (PADOC) is leading a coalition of Pennsylvania state and local government agencies, the Pennsylvania Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP), and other community partners to reduce the extensive impacts of OUD in communities across the Commonwealth. The group will focus on improving data sharing among different agencies in order to strengthen the state’s ability to respond to opioid use.
In Wisconsin, the Winnebago County District Attorney’s Office is leading a collaborative effort to both create and strengthen interventions with opioid-involved persons at intercepts from pre-arrest diversion through probation.