The Camden County Correctional Facility has secured a U.S. Department of Justice Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-Based Program grant to implement a system-level diversion and alternatives to incarceration project with its pre-trial population. The Camden County Opioid Abuse Diversion Program (CCOAD Program) aims to reduce opioid misuse and overdose fatalities for those involved in the justice system in Camden County. The County will conduct a comprehensive system assessment to understand this population, and using this information, provide case management and wrap-around services for those with an opioid addiction involved in the justice system.

WRI will serve as the jail’s research partner to 1) conduct a comprehensive system assessment to understand the target population, 2) help assess problems, underlying causes, develop theory of change model(s)/strategies to address issues, and 3) conduct program process and outcome assessment/evaluation.