About the Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program

America’s substance misuse crisis is a public safety and public health emergency that threatens the well-being of individuals who misuse drugs as well as their families, communities, and, ultimately, the nation. It impacts first responders, the criminal justice system, child welfare and foster care, behavioral health systems, and victim service providers. Supporting the field in addressing this epidemic is one of the U.S. Department of Justice’s top priorities and, at the center of this response, is the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s (BJA) Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP).

COSSAP Areas of Focus

The goals of COSSAP are to:

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Promote public safety and support access to treatment and recovery services in the criminal justice system.

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Strengthen the collection and sharing of data across systems to understand and address the impact of illicit substance use and misuse.

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Align and maximize resources across systems and leverage diverse program funding.

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Prevent illicit substance use and misuse.

Explore the COSSAP Resource Center

  • Profiles of COSSAP sites across the nation.
  • Data visualization of grantees allowing exploration of projects by state, jurisdiction type, activity, partner, and area of focus.
  • Descriptions of COSSAP demonstration projects, which strengthen our understanding of effective community responses to illicit substance use and misuse, expand adoption of effective practices and support innovation, and build capacity in those communities most impacted by substance use disorder.
  • Information on peer-to-peer learning opportunities, including the COSSAP Peer Recovery Support Services Mentoring Initiative and the COSSAP Law Enforcement/First Responder Diversion and Referral Mentoring Initiative.
  • Educational COSSAP materials, including newsletters, no-cost webinars, podcasts, printable fact sheets, and complementary resources from federal agencies and stakeholder partners.
  • Funding and TTA opportunities, including an online TTA request form and overviews of COSSAP TTA providers.

Meet the COSSAP TTA Providers

The following agencies are BJA’s current COSSAP training and technical assistance (TTA) providers. To learn more about the COSSAP TTA Program, read the COSSAP TTA Program Overview briefing sheet. Explore these overviews to learn about the wealth of expertise offered by the COSSAP TTA Collaborative members.

How to Request COSSAP TTA

The COSSAP TTA Program offers a centralized online system for requesting all forms of TTA (by grantees and non-grantees alike) through the completion of a brief online form. Each submission is matched with the COSSAP TTA provider (or team of providers) with the corresponding area of expertise. This process is provided to the field free-of-charge.

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