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JCOIN Speaker Series:Strategies to Reduce Recidivism and Prevent MOUD Diversion in Jails and Prisons

Updated: Dec 18, 2023

The Addiction Forum Policy hosted a webinar discussing the recent findings from the Massachusetts Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network (MassJCOIN) Clinical Research Center on the implementation and outcomes of a state law to expand the use of all three FDA-approved medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) in seven county jails across the state. Panelists discussed the benefits of implementing MOUD programs in correctional facilities, including the impact MOUD has had on reducing recidivism rates. Panelists also discussed promising practices in program design to help limit medication diversion and provide guidance for correctional professionals and lawmakers as they consider implementing MOUD treatment in jails and prisons.

This webinar was sponsored by the Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network (JCOIN), an initiative funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) through the NIH HEAL Initiative. The webinar is also in partnership with the Addiction Policy Forum.


  • Peter Friedmann, MD, MPH, DFASAM, FACP, Associate Dean for Research at UMass Chan Medical School – Baystate and Chief Research Officer at Baystate Health

  • Elizabeth Evans, PhD, MA, Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Health Promotion and Policy, UMass Amherst

  • Tisha Wiley, PhD, Branch Chief, Associate Director for Justice Systems, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)


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