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News by Topic: Criminal justice system

Feb 19, 2024 - Discusses the use of buprenorphine in a pilot project in a rural Maine jail to address substance use disorder. Discusses program successes and notes that it fills gaps in addiction treatment access in rural areas.
Source: News Center Maine
Jan 26, 2024 - Interview with a West Virginia attorney describing the medical-legal partnership model approach to addiction recovery. Notes rural-specific challenges with successful recovery.
Source: The Daily Yonder
Jan 3, 2024 - Highlights a program addressing the lack of behavioral health and wrap-around services for those in or recently released from New Mexico jails, primarily in rural counties. Discusses the rise in substance abuse related arrests.