• Funder: The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
  • Award: $1,200,000 total for 3 years – GRANT DUE JUNE 7, 2018 (Announcements expected by September 30, 2018)
  • Targeted Areas: Tammany, Orleans, Jefferson, and East Baton Rouge Parishes due to high rates of opioid abuse, overdoses, and deaths.

Overview:

In 2017, the Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) was awarded $100,000 through the 2017 Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program (COAP) to develop a plan to address opioid use disorder (OUD) in justice-involved individuals in four target parishes: St. Tammany, Orleans, Jefferson, and East Baton Rouge. The strategies of the plan focus on supporting treatment and recovery service engagement; increasing the use of diversion; and/or supporting initiatives that reduce the incidence of overdose death. This year, OBH is applying for funding for the implementation of the plan at the local level in the same target parishes.

Contacts:  Tom Jarlock, Principal Investigator, tom.jarlock@la.gov

   Annette Arthur, Program Manager, Annette.Arthur@LA.GOV 

  Marisa Marino, Grants Management Coordinator marisa.marino@la.gov