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Improving Outcomes for Individuals on Community-based Supervision with Opioid Use Disorders (OUD)

In 2019, an estimated 1 in 59 adults in the U.S. was under community supervision. Researchers estimate that 60 to 80% of individuals on probation have a substance use disorder. Many people on community supervision who have an opioid use disorder never get the high-quality care needed to recover. There are many reasons for this - logistical barriers, lack of access to evidence-based treatments, stigma... But as a professional working with people on probation/ parole, you can change that.

This learning series is designed specifically for community supervision officers and community treatment providers working with justice-involved individuals. Whether you're supervising someone with an OUD under community supervision or providing their treatment, every interaction is an opportunity to achieve better outcomes.

This course consists of six modules. The resources and videos throughout this course:

    1. Provide probation officers and community treatment providers with the knowledge, tools, and resources to respond to the treatment needs of individuals under supervision, and
    2. Improve access and linkage to evidence-based treatment in the community for individuals with opioid use disorders who are under supervision.

It is important for probation officers and community providers to review all modules in order to align role clarity and expectations.

Please note that you will see the following acronyms used throughout this course:

    • PO - Probation Officer
    • CP - Community Provider
    • SUD - Substance Use Disorder
    • MOUD - Medications for Opioid Use Disorder

Access this course here.