skip navigation


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 252971 Find in a Library
Title: Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program Newsletter, Second Edition 2019
Corporate Author: Institute for Intergovernmental Research
United States of America
Date Published: March 2019
Page Count: 10
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
Institute for Intergovernmental Research
Tallahassee, FL 32317
Sale Source: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Instructional Material; News and Announcement; Newsletter; Program/Project Description; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Document (Online); News/Media
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This second edition of the U.S. Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Assistance’s (BJA’s) Newsletter of its Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP) presents profiles of selected COAP-funded programs, along with data and resources pertinent to COAP grantees.
Abstract: The overall purpose of the COAP Newsletter is to provide articles, resources, and training announcements for the purpose of supporting and informing individuals and entities engaged in efforts to counter America’s opioid crisis. It first profiles the efforts under Erie County’s (New York) COAP grant to support local law enforcement efforts to expand an opioid overdose outreach program. In 2016, 301 residents of Erie County died due to an opioid overdose. In addressing this epidemic, the county established the Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Force, whose mission is to provide a framework for organizations and individuals involved in combating opioid overdoses to collaborate, develop, and share best practices, education, and prevention efforts. These efforts and their effects are described, along with future plans to counter the opioid epidemic. In addition to the Erie County program, the Newsletter presents background information and projected benefits for a BJA funding effort for an “initiative to build bridges between jail and community-based treatment for opioid-use disorder.” The application procedure for this funding is described. The Newsletter also includes a description of Wisconsin’s Addiction Consultation Provider Hotline, which is classified as an “Innovation in the Field.” In addition, the Newsletter provides maps and data to show opioid overdose death rates by state, as well as a summary of such data for 2017. A description of “COAP Training and Technical Assistance (TTA)” focuses on the Peer Recovery Support Services Mentoring Initiative, which is suggested as an addition to substance abuse intervention and treatment strategies. The Newsletter concludes with summaries of training resources related to COAP’s mission.
Main Term(s): Drug Prevention
Index Term(s): BJA Grant-related Documents; BJA Resources; Community Drug Prevention; Drug law enforcement; Drug overdose; Drug prevention programs; Hotlines; Inmate drug treatment; Interagency cooperation; New York; Opioids; Wisconsin
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.