Health Management Associates (HMA) created the project “Expanding Access to MAT in County Criminal Justice Settings” to help counties increase access to MAT during incarceration and throughout involvement in the justice system. In this Learning Collaborative, participating county teams access technical assistance and ongoing guidance from HMA experts to expand access to MAT for opioid use disorder and evidence-based treatment for psychostimulant use disorder in jails and drug courts.
Multidisciplinary teams from 37 California counties have participated and thousands of detainees are receiving MAT throughout incarceration and upon release; as of September 2021, more than 16,000 incarcerated individuals in county jail have received MAT. The project engages advisors from state associations of counties, sheriffs, narcotic treatment providers, the state prison system, and others to help break down barriers and to spread project information. Counties may elect to apply for implementation grants to expedite substance use disorder screening, assessment, treatment, MAT, and community engagement while local sustainable funds are secured.
Jail MAT Program Counties: Alameda; Contra Costa; Del Norte; Fresno; Humboldt; Imperial; Inyo; Kern; Kings; Lassen; Los Angeles; Marin; Mariposa; Mendocino; Mono; Monterey; Napa; Nevada; Orange; Placer; Plumas; Riverside; Sacramento; San Bernardino; San Diego; San Luis Obispo; San Mateo; Santa Barbara; Santa Clara; Santa Cruz; Shasta; Siskiyou; Solano; Sutter; Tehama; Ventura; Yolo
Check out AddictionFreeCA.org to learn more about Expanding Access to MAT in County Criminal Justice Settings and other MAT Expansion Projects led by HMA.