Training and Technical Assistance
The COSSAP training and technical assistance (TTA) program offers a variety of learning opportunities and assistance to support BJA COSSAP grantees and other local, tribal, and state stakeholders to build and sustain multidisciplinary criminal justice responses to illicit substance use and misuse. Training and technical assistance is provided in a variety of formats, including virtual and in-person training events, workshop and meeting presentations, and online resources.TTA deliveries are provided to requestors free of charge.
Welcome to the five-part series about Law Enforcement’s Role in Addressing Substance Use. These videos are designed to be used as stand-alone roll-call training resources. As a whole, the videos seek to acquaint law enforcement officers and public safety officials with current insights into drug use and how they can use this information professionally and personally.
It is recommended that the videos be shown during roll call training on a regular schedule (daily or weekly). Each video is approximately 10 minutes.
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Central Wyoming College’s Rural Justice Training Center (RJTC), is committed to helping rural law enforcement agencies meet the challenges that face law enforcement today.
The Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers’ (FLETC), State, Local and Tribal Division (SLTD) supports law enforcement communities by providing low-cost and no-cost training opportunities conducted on the FLETC campuses in Glynco, Georgia; Artesia, New Mexico; Charleston, South Carolina and Cheltenham, Maryland. These programs support the development of specialized law enforcement knowledge and skills.
The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC) provides small, rural and tribal emergency responders the knowledge, skills and any ability that would be required of them to enhance safety and security for themselves and the citizens they protect.
Today sheriffs across the country engage in a number of efforts by using diversion, deflection and drug and mental health assessments to support and partner with public health, treatment and service providers, and non-profit organizations who can better serve the needs of those affected by SUD. Some sheriffs have created units within their correctional facilities to evaluate incoming arrestees and then ensure they get the services they need while there. They are also establishing processes to ensure that those about to be released are connected to services in the community so that recidivism and relapse are less likely. As many sheriffs will tell you, their facilities are the largest provider of substance use and mental health services in their jurisdictions.