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Jail-based Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Mentor Site Initiative

Bureau of Justice Assistance, Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Use Program (COSSUP), U.S. Department of Justice
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

The Jail-based MAT Mentor Site Initiative offers a peer-to-peer learning opportunity for jails interested in providing or enhancing medication-assisted treatment (MAT) services for individuals with substance use disorders (SUDs).

Participants will be matched with a mentor site with experienced jail-based MAT programs and demonstrated success addressing SUDs. Mentor sites represent diverse settings, populations, and operational models, including those in rural and tribal areas. Mentors will provide:

  • 2-3 peer-to-peer exchange site visits
  • Policies, procedures, and shared experiences in building a MAT program
  • Technical assistance visits to mentee sites
  • Ongoing assistance, support, and resources during the program period

Jails in any local jurisdiction are eligible to apply as a mentee site.

Jails with established MAT programs are eligible to apply to become a mentor site, with priority on the following sites:

  • Rural jails
  • Jails offering all 3 forms of U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved medications for opioid use disorder
  • Jails providing evidence-based treatment to racially and ethnically diverse populations
  • Jails with innovative program models

2-6 applicants will be selected to serve as mentor sites along with the 5 existing mentor sites.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Assistance is provided at no cost to program participants.

Mentor sites will receive a $2,000 stipend to cover costs associated with providing assistance.

Application process

Additional guidance is available on the program website.

Mentor site applications must be completed online by February 9, 2024.

Mentee site applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Tagged as
Criminal justice system · Illicit drug use · Prescription drug misuse · Substance use and misuse

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