Problem-solving courts, adult detention centers, and community medical services have partnered to support opioid use disorder patients at the intersection of arraignment, incarceration, and reentry to society. This talk describes evidence-based efforts to reduce justice, health care, and supervised probation costs. Provision of medication and trauma-informed treatment, as well as psychosocial, educational, physiological, and emotional support, companied with human connection, have lowered recidivism, relapse, overdose, and deaths.
- Discuss how Arizona problem-solving courts and adult detention centers are using measures to support people struggling with substance dependence during the COVID pandemic
- Examine the process of targeted intersectionality implementing MAT into treatment courts and adult detention centers
- Assess an in-depth analysis of outcomes associated with treatment courts and adult detention centers MAT programs during COVID restrictions
Vanesssa Helms , Director of Specialty Court Programs, Pima County Attorney's Office