People with Substance Use Disorders (SUD) often get involved in the system as witnesses, victims, or suspects/defendants. The justice system can be confusing and understanding how the justice system links to local communities, connects people to treatment programs, and partners with health care and public health systems can play a meaningful role in supporting overdose prevention and linkages to treatment. Knowing the role different elements of the justice system play (e.g. courts and diversion, jails and prisons, probation, enforcement, policy), as well as knowing at what jurisdictional level (e.g.city, county, state, or federal) supports partnership.
Join us for the next webinar in our Meet the Partner series for a live discussion with Cindy Cipriani, Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Office of the U.S. Attorney, Southern District of California. We will speak with Cindy about the various divisions within the justice system, how one may get involved, the roles of key players, and the role justice plays in overdose prevention.