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Opioid Addiction Screening and Assessment for People in the Criminal Justice System

Hosted by the National Reentry Resource Center with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance

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This webinar focusses on best practices for screening and assessment of people in the criminal justice system who have opioid addictions. Dr. Roger Peters of the University of South Florida reviews available screening and assessment instruments, covers instrument selection, and discusses specific considerations for identifying and assessing people who have opioid addictions. Dr. Peters—along with Jac Charlier and Phillip Barbour of the Center for Health and Justice at Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities—also explains how supplemental screening and assessment questions about opioid use and drugs of choice may assist in the response to the opioid epidemic.

Speakers

  • Roger Peters, PhD, Clinical Psychologist and Professor in the Department of Mental Health Law and Policy, University of South Florida
  • Jac Charlier, MPA, National Director for Justice Initiatives, Center for Health and Justice at Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities
  • Phillip Barbour, Master Trainer, Center for Health and Justice at Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities
  • Allison Upton, Senior Policy Analyst, The Council of State Governments Justice Center