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Opioid Overdose Prevention for Criminal Justice Professionals

Individuals with an opioid use disorder who transition from incarceration are at higher risk of an opioid overdose, most often resulting in death. In recent years, concerted efforts have led to an increase in access to medication-assisted treatment in county jail and state correction facilities and in communities across the state, as well as an increase in recovery support services, including housing and employment supports and peer support.

The Colorado Department of Corrections and Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention are co-sponsoring an educational and training series for professionals who work in state correctional facilities, parole, county jails, reentry programs, and judicial districts, as well as advocates who work on behalf of individuals involved in the criminal justice system and providers of services.

Free online seminars

Preventing Opioid Overdose Among Individuals Transitioning from Incarceration in Colorado

Session 1


  • Introduction to medication-assisted treatment (MAT)
  • OpiRescue and accessing treatment services
  • Sober living and new housing support opportunities

Session 2


  • Connecting with treatment providers: mobile health units, MAT expansion sites in rural communities, and community treatment programs
  • New residential benefit for Medicaid-eligible individuals