Use of Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Criminal Justice Settings

This report is a part of SAMHSA's Evidence-Based Resource Guide Series. It promotes policies and practices to lower the risk of overdose for persons with opioid use disorder who are or have been in contact with criminal justice systems with a focus on medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD).

This guide:

  • reviews literature and science
  • examines emerging and best practices
  • determines key components of peer-reviewed models that affect policies and programs
  • and identifies challenges and gaps in implementation

Additionally, examples of implemented programs and links to resources are provided in this document. 

Resource Type
Peer-reviewed Articles and Reports
Continuum of Care
Harm Reduction
Response Approach
Early Intervention
Medications for Opioid Use Disorder
Overdose prevention