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SAMHSA’s GAINS Center's Criminal Justice Communities of Practice

Join an upcoming informational webinar to learn about opportunities to participate in SAMHSA’s GAINS Center's Criminal Justice Communities of Practice.

SAMHSA’s GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation, operated by Policy Research Associates, Inc., and known nationally for its work regarding people with behavioral health needs involved in the criminal justice system, is convening three new topical Communities of Practice to work intensively with select communities on the following topics:

  • Equity and inclusion in adult drug courts
  • Medication-assisted treatment implementation across the Sequential Intercept Model
  • Improving reentry housing outcomes for people with substance use disorders returning from jail or prison

To learn how these topics will be addressed within each Community of Practice, and how your community can apply to participate, register for one of the informational webinars by clicking the links below.

About the Criminal Justice Communities of Practice

Each Community of Practice will bring together selected teams for an intensive learning, strategic planning, and implementation process to address local issues and needs within their topic area. Each Community of Practice will engage subject-matter experts and will facilitate peer-to-peer learning and information sharing. A unique blend of onsite and virtual methods will offer each team an intimate and collaborative environment in which to learn and complete its work while providing a virtual forum to share with other communities and receive an array of technical assistance from subject-matter experts across the country. The overarching objectives for this opportunity include:

  • Enhancing collective knowledge of key issues and familiarity with the topic
  • Understanding promising, best, and evidence-based practices to address the topic and related issues
  • Developing strategic plans that focus on the issue, including defining assignments, deadlines, and measurable outcomes to be reported
  • Increasing knowledge about the challenges and lessons learned in implementing strategies through peer-to-peer sharing

If you are interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity, register for one of the upcoming informational webinars.

Register for the webinar on Tuesday, December 10, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET

Register for the webinar on Thursday, December 12, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. ET

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Leveraging Telehealth for Justice-Involved Individuals: Expanding Access to Mental and Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Hear about telehealth to expand access to mental health and substance use disorder treatment for justice-involved individuals.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s GAINS Center in partnership with Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Training and Technical Assistance (RSAT-TTA) will present this webinar on December 11 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (ET).

Presenters are:

  • Lewei Allison Lin, MD, MS, University of Michigan Medical School and VA Ann Arbor (Michigan) Healthcare System
  • David T. Moore, MD, PhD, Yale University School of Medicine and VA Connecticut Healthcare System
  • William Morrone, DO, MPH, DABAM, FACOFP, DAAPM, Recovery Pathways, Michigan

Register today! https://praincevents.webex.com/praincevents/onstage/g.php?MTID=efe979dafa78d0070d62878b768270362

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 1:00 PM, est

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