• Funder: The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
  • Award: $100,000 total for 2 years
  • Project Period: 10/01/2017 – 09/30/2019
  • Targeted Areas: Tammany, Orleans, Jefferson, and East Baton Rouge Parishes


The Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) will implement the Louisiana Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (LaCOAP) in the parishes of St. Tammany, Orleans, Jefferson, and East Baton Rouge. The overarching goal of LaCOAP is to reduce the number of opioid related overdoses and overdose deaths for justice-involved individuals in the state of Louisiana. The deliverables are to:

  • Develop a multi-agency, cross-sector planning team;
  • Develop a coordinated plan with strategies to:
    • Engage and retain justice-involved individuals with opioid use disorders in treatment and recovery services; and
    • Increase the use of diversion and/or alternatives to incarceration (i.e., day reporting centers)
  • Support implementation of the coordinated plan’s strategies at the local level.

ContactJavonna Jones, Program Coordinator Javonna.Jones@la.gov