• Funder: The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
  • Award: $850,000 total for 2 years – GRANT SUBMITTED APRIL 21, 2017 (Announcements expected by September 30, 2017)
  • Targeted Areas: Tammany, Orleans, Jefferson, and East Baton Rouge Parishes

Overview:

The Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) proposes to implement the Louisiana Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (LaCOAP) in the parishes of St. Tammany, Orleans, Jefferson, and East Baton Rouge. The overarching goal of LaCOAP is to reduce the number of opioid related overdoses and overdose deaths for justice-involved individuals in the state of Louisiana. The deliverables are to:

  • Develop a multi-agency, cross-sector planning team;
  • Develop a coordinated plan with strategies to:
    • Engage and retain justice-involved individuals with opioid use disorders in treatment and recovery services; and
    • Increase the use of diversion and/or alternatives to incarceration (i.e., day reporting centers)
  • Support implementation of the coordinated plan’s strategies at the local level.

ContactsTom Jarlock, Principal Investigator, tom.jarlock@la.gov; Marisa Marino, Grants Management Coordinator marisa.marino@la.gov