Success Stories

COSSAP Grantees Success Stories


Since 2017, through its leadership of COSSAP, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) has supported innovative work—from coast to coast, in large cities and rural America, in tribal lands and U.S. territories—by more than 400 site-based projects and demonstration sites. These COSSAP grantees across the nation have planned, developed, and implemented comprehensive efforts to identify, respond to, treat, and support those impacted by the opioid epidemic and battle the persistence or reemergence of stimulants and other substances while keeping the cornerstone of the initiative the same: an emphasis on the force-multiplying power of partnership and collaboration across the public health, behavioral health, and public safety sectors.

The success stories featured here are from the field to highlight the valuable work of the COSSAP grantees and their programs, initiatives, and/or campaigns.

Our hope is that these featured stories will not only showcase the exemplary work that the COSSAP grantees are doing in their communities but will also serve in an educational capacity for other communities that want to start or expand similar programs, initiatives, or campaigns. Perhaps the stories will inspire others to see new opportunities that their communities might benefit from and will offer the foundational knowledge to begin implementation of such opportunities locally.

Are you a COSSAP grantee who would like to share your project’s success story? We welcome your submission. A short online worksheet has been created to streamline the submission process.

BJA Selects Model Peer Programs Addressing Opioid Epidemic

Publication — 12/31/2018

Mentor organizations will foster promising approaches, best practices, and evidence-supported peer program programming to address the opioid epidemic.

Best Practices for Successful Reentry for People Who Have Opioid Addictions

Publication — 10/31/2018

This fact sheet describes best practices to ensure safe, successful reentry for people who have opioid addictions.

2018 COAP National Recovery Month Toolkit

Publication — 8/31/2018

This resource packet can assist with planning an event or activity to highlight recovery work and promote recovery in your community.


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