Date & Time
Wednesday, December 6, 2023, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
409 State-Mandated MAT Programs in Jails: Crisis or Opportunity?*

In 2022, Colorado mandated Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) programs in all jails by July 1, 2023, without offering funding or assistance. This created a tremendous panic, especially for the smaller rural county jails. A group of these small jails banded together to find creative solutions. They developed unique MAT programs and created a Regional Jail Project hub to share resources for MAT, community transition programs, training programs, future grant projects, and technology innovation.

Educational Objectives

  • Review Colorado's jail-based MAT mandate
  • Examine common issues and options for meeting the MAT mandate in Colorado jails
  • Describe solutions developed to offer MAT in rural jails

Level: Basic