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Handbook on Quality Standards for Interventions Aimed at Drug Experienced Young People in Contact with Criminal Justice Systems

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EPPIC
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Executive Summary

As one of the objectives of the European Health Programme project “Exchanging Prevention practices on Polydrug use among youth in Criminal justice systems” (EPPIC), the present handbook of quality standards was produced to help practitioners improve the quality of interventions targeting drug experienced young people in contact with Criminal Justice Systems (CJS).

EPPIC - Exchanging Prevention Practices on Polydrug Use among Youth In Criminal Justice Systems

London, United Kingdom,

About this Event

EPPIC - Exchanging Prevention Practices on Polydrug Use among Youth in Criminal Justice Systems

February 13th -14th 2020

C219-20, College Building, Middlesex University, Hendon, London, NW4 4BT.

Thursday February 13th

Chair: Susanne MacGregor, Honorary Professor London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

9.30-10am Welcome

Free Webinar: Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Use Disorder in Jails and Prisons

Webinar,

People who have been incarcerated are approximately 100 times more likely to die by overdose in the first two weeks after their release than the general public. Despite high rates of opioid use disorder among justice-involved individuals, evidence-based medications exist and can be successfully implemented within jails and prisons.

Comparing Credentialing Requirements of Substance Abuse Treatment Staff by Funding Source

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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2792883/
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Studies have found that clinicians with higher education and/or attainment of national certification have a more favorable outlook regarding the adoption of evidence-based practices. However, staff hiring decisions may be based on a multitude of factors, including available resources and demands stemming from different funders.