Download only This brief provides guidance to state governments on increasing the availability of evidence-based medication-assisted treatment (MAT) in criminal justice (CJ) settings. By including the criminal justice system as a path to treatment, states may see an increase in access to and retention in treatment, and lower rates of overdoses, re-offending, and re-incarcerations. In this brief, states are provided an overview of the issue, the challenges to incorporating MAT, key considerations for establishing MAT in CJ settings, and existing standards/guidelines. Publication ID PEP19-MATBRIEFCJS Publication Date March 2019 Last Reviewed March 2019 Format Guidelines or Manual Download MAT in the Criminal Justice System PDF 272.38 KB Find Related Information Audience Community Coalitions Law Enforcement Legal Community Policymakers Professional Care Providers Program Planners, Administrators, & Project Managers Public Health Professionals Population Group Inmates People in the Criminal Justice System People with Mental Health Problems as Population Group People with Substance Use or Abuse Problems as Population Group Series Criminal Justice You May Also Be Interested In TIP 38: Integrating Substance Abuse Treatment and Vocational Services This manual offers practice guidelines and recommendations for integrating employment services into substance use disorder treatment. It also provides information about funding, policy, and legal issues. One Voice, One Community: Building Strong and Effective Partnerships Among Community and Faith Organizations This guide offers strategies for communities on collaborating with faith-based organizations to address the service needs of people living with mental illness, substance use disorders, or both. It highlights examples, and presents challenges and benefits. Findings from the National Evaluation of the Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative This report presents findings from a national cross-site evaluation of the Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SS/HS) initiative. SS/HS supports the collaborative planning and implementing of programs and services to foster safer schools and healthy students. Strategies for Behavioral Health Organizations to Promote New Health Insurance Opportunities in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities This fact sheet offers 10 outreach and enrollment strategies organizations can use to introduce Native Americans and Alaska Native communities to the health insurance options under the Affordable Care Act. Continuity of Offender Treatment for Substance Use Disorder from Institution to Community This manual provides guidance for substance use disorder treatment clinicians and case workers on how to assist offenders in the transition from the criminal justice system to life after release. It discusses assessment, transition plans, important services, special populations, and confidentiality. TIP 27: Comprehensive Case Management for Substance Abuse Treatment This guide presents an overview of case management for substance use disorder treatment providers. It discusses models, program evaluation, managed care issues, referral and service coordination requirements, and clients with special needs.