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The NIH HEAL Initiative is a NIH effort to improve prevention and treatment strategies for opioid misuse and addiction and to enhance pain management. Research from the Helping to End Addiction and other collaborative programs include over 20 distinct programs. These programs are led by 12 NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs). The ambitious and intersecting nature of the NIH HEAL Initiative seeks ongoing input and engagement from experts across disciplines and sectors.
In response to the Administration’s 2010 National Drug Control Strategy, the U.S. Department of Justice established the Federal Interagency Task Force on Drug Endangered Children (DEC).The DEC Task Force Federal Partnerships Subcommittee conducted an assessment of promising practices in the field and of training modules provided by federal, state, local, tribal, and community-based providers across the country. This toolkit is a compilation of many of those practices for your use, separated into three categories: (1) increasing DEC awareness, (2) fostering community collaboration and (3) creating a more effective response.
The goal of the Vision 21: Transforming Victim Services initiative, supported by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, is to expand the vision and impact of the crime victim assistance field. Beginning in 2010, and continuing over 18 months, Vision 21 projects examined the current framework of the victim assistance field in the United States and explored new and existing challenges facing the field.
This chart outlines elements of the Victims of Crime Act. The Crime Victims Fund (the Fund) was established by the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) of 1984. The Fund is financed by fines and penalties paid by convicted federal offenders, not from tax dollars.
As part of developing model standards, the Office for Victims of Crime has developed a list of glossary terms for information about specific standards applicable to those terms.
This list of publications from the National Justice Reference Service was created to share information about programs that may support VOCA dollars to support drug endangered children. This resource is a list of citations.
A listing from the Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance of the 2018 grantees who were awarded funds by the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act. States and programs awarded the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program grants are listed along with amounts awarded.
The list of publications are recommended regarding supporting children of substance-abusing parents. The list of citations and abstracts was compiled by the national Criminal Justice Reference Service.
This research brief from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluations contains findings regarding the opioid epidemic and the child welfare system. The brief addresses the results of a mixed methods study that examined caseloads, availability and use of substance treatment and the child welfare system response to the epidemic.
This resource is a white paper produced by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation about policy levers for expanding family-centered medication assisted treatment. The white paper contains the program framework, findings from a state program scan, findings from interviews, challenges, opportunities and recommendations.