The Justice TA Team welcomes you to our resource website for technical assistance. Funded through NC DHHS, we provide technical assistance to grantees who provide services to people with substance use disorders involved in the legal system. Our team is comprised of the North Carolina Formerly Incarcerated Transition Program (NCFIT), the North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition (NCHRC) and the Duke Opioid Collaboratory (DOC). With years of practical expertise in pre/post arrest diversion, reentry planning, and harm reduction, we are here to provide customized, evidence based technical assistance on program planning, implementation, evaluation and sustainability.
We welcome you to use the resources throughout this site to guide you in your program development and expansion. We look forward to working with you and supporting your programs!
LEAD is a pre-arrest diversion model that utilizes police officer discretion in the field to divert individuals to community-based, harm reduction strategies. These efforts are aimed at addressing unmet behavioral health needs. This folder outlines “What is LEAD”, what are the guiding principles and how does it work. This folder also includes deflection and prearrest diversion resources to include learning for first responder deflection.
Across the nation, a growing number of jails and prisons offer MAT for OUD resulting in positive outcomes for patients, staff and jurisdictions. This folder provides toolkits for implementing MAT in correctional settings, principles for care of individuals with SUD in correctional facilities along with links to online training platforms that offer a myriad of learning tools from introductory to stakeholder engagement.
Connecting clients to care is a part of a reentry action plan, which in turn can greatly assist individuals with their reentry process. This folder contains an outline for the six (6) key components of a reentry action plan, resource guides for substance abuse and mental health resources across the state, a drug user resource guide by region and an overview of NCFIT.
Simply said, a Harm Reduction approach is intended to reduce harm. The below Harm Reduction folder is intended to provide a toolkit of resources defining what HR is, suggested strategies for a HR model and empower participants to use policies, programs and practices that aim to minimize negative health, social and legal impacts associated with drug use, drug policies and drug laws
Many sites have developed their organizations through this grant work, expanding their agencies through new hires. This folder has resources for hiring and onboarding, including sample job descriptions, interview questions and tools to help build your teams.
The Justice TA team has hosted a monthly webinar series of topics to include Workforce Development, Practical Program Evaluation, Sustainability and Working with Law Enforcement. The recordings of these presentations can be found here.
This resource folder contains a FAQ document on expungement, how MOUD saves lives, protocols for acute pain, and FAQ on pregnancy and MAT. You can also familiarize yourself with the Trust Manual and Trust Patient Workbook, intended to promote the use of research-supported strategies for PSUD treatment.