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2021 Virtual National Forum on Overdose Fatality Review Mid-Year Meeting

From the Field: Unifying Policy and Practice Standards August 25, 2021 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., ET

The 2021 Virtual National Forum on Overdose Fatality Review Mid-Year Meeting: From the Field—Unifying Policy and Practice Standards is being provided by the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s (BJA) Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP) and in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Building on the momentum of local efforts, national experts will discuss the convergence of OFR and PHAST. Successful local efforts unifying OFR and PHAST will be highlighted with an opportunity for participants to ask questions and engage. In addition, new and upcoming initiatives will be unveiled to support your local community in continuing to develop policy and practices to reduce overdose deaths while informing national standards.

In preparation of the meeting, review the following background information/resources:

There is no cost to attend the virtual event. To register for the event Click Here. Visit the OFR webpage for additional resources, sign-up for the message exchange, and request TTA.

Visit the COSSAP Resource Center at

The Bureau of Justice Assistance's COSSAP Overdose Fatality Review Training and Technical Assistance Program is a collaborative effort of the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

This project was supported by Grant No. 2017-AR-BX-K003 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART). Points of view or opinions are those of the presenters and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.


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