National Judicial Opioid Task Force


Resource Center for Courts

The Conference of Chief Justices (CCJ) and the Conference of State Court Administrators (COSCA) formed the National Judicial Opioid Task Force (NJOTF) to examine current efforts and find solutions to address the opioid epidemic. The work of the NJOTF is undertaken by three workgroups: Children and Families, Civil and Criminal Justice, and Collaboration and Education.   

This Resource Center includes products created by the NJOTF Workgroups and highlights a broad array of additional resources pertinent to the justice system and the opioid crisis from a variety of sources. NJOTF products and other resources will be added continuously as the courts and their partners continue to battle this devastating crisis.  

Featured Resources


Task Force Products Tools created by the National Judicial Opioid Task Force to assist courts in addressing the opioid crisis.


Understanding Substance Use Disorders and the Opioid Epidemic Information about addiction, substance use disorder, opioid use disorder, and the history and scope (state and national statistics) of the opioid epidemic.


Treatment and Services Information and research about treatment options for OUD, medication assisted treatment, and the use of naloxone.


Special Populations OUD and its impacts on or within special communities including children and families, pregnant women, veterans, tribal nations, jail/prison populations, and rural communities.


Communication and Collaboration Across Systems Information on confidentiality, data sharing, PDMPs, and programs with court system partners including law enforcement, medical providers, and pretrial services.


Court-Based Programs and Strategies State and local programs, tools and practices that have been developed in response to the opioid epidemic.


Training for Court Professionals Education and training materials, curriculum, presentations, and other resources to support the provision of opioid-related training for judges and court employees.