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Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP)

The Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP) training and technical assistance (TTA) program, formerly known as COAP (Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program), offers a variety of learning opportunities and assistance to support Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) COAP grantees and other local, tribal, and state stakeholders in building and sustaining multidisciplinary efforts to reduce the impact of opioids, stimulants, and other substances on individuals and communities.

TASC’s Center for Health and Justice (CHJ) helps grantees implement evidence-based, systemic solutions at the front end of the justice system to respond to the substance use that often contributes to contact with the justice system. 

Recognizing that law enforcement and first responders are often at the front line of the opioid epidemic and responding to frequent drug overdose calls, a variety of multidisciplinary overdose response and early diversion models have emerged in communities throughout the nation.

By providing online resources and in-person TTA for first responders and their community partners, CHJ can assist communities with implementing outreach and linkage programs for those most at risk for overdose, with the aim of preventing future crises through rapid engagement to community-based behavioral health services.

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Reach / Scope:  National

For More Information, Contact: Ben Ekelund

Year Resource Type Title
Program / Media Feature | 2020
This articleis a colloborative effort by CHJ andKaren MalineatInternational Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP),who wrote the content and led the relatedwebinar. [Those without Adobe Connect, canview the presentation PDF.] The article appeared in the...
Program / Media Feature | 2020
This articlewritten by TASC’s Center for Health and Justice (CHJ) appeared in theJune 2020 edition of "Catching Up With COSSAP," an online newsletter distributed by the Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP). CHJis...
Program / Media Feature | 2020
This article appeared in the April 2020 edition of "Catching Up With COSSAP," an online newsletter distributed by the Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP). TASC's Center for Health and Justice (CHJ) is aCOSSAP training and technical...
Report / Issue Brief | 2020
CHJ authored this Pathways to Diversion Case Studies Series focusing on officer intervention. CHJis aCOSSAP training and technical assistance partnerand helps grantees implement evidence-based, systemic solutions at the front end of the justice system to respond to the...
Report / Issue Brief | 2020
CHJ authored this Pathways to Diversion Case Studies Series focusing on officer intervention.CHJis aCOSSAP training and technical assistance partnerand helps grantees implement evidence-based, systemic solutions at the front end of the justice system to respond to the...
Slide Deck | 2020
Considering Children and Families A Presentation from the COAP National Forum During the 2020 COSSAP (Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program, formerly known as COAP) National Forum CHJ's Jac Charlier presented on the importance of considering the needs of children...
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Video / Podcast | 2019
CHJ facilitated this July 2019 episode of the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (or COAP) podcast series, in which Daniel Meloy introduces the Quick Response Team model for overdose response and...