Regional Judicial Opioid Initiative (RJOI)
RJOI was created in response to the need for information, education, and resources to address the opioid epidemic. Welcome video from Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor.
RJOI Chairman Judge Duane Slone Receives Highest Judicial Honor for His Work On the Opioid Epidemic
MAT Basics and How to Find a Quality MAT Program*
How to Assess Quality Treatment Providers*
RJOI Action Research Partner Report
* NOTE: MS Word template is available to create state-specific version incorporating unique state rules and statutes. Contact Us
Prescription Drug Monitoring
Regional Treatment Capacity
Calendar of Events
NJOTF Opioid Resource Center A repository of current best practices, policies, research, statistics, podcasts, and educational materials on addressing opioids in the courts.
RJOI State Resources and Team Membership Opioid initiatives, members, and partners can be accessed utilizing the dropdown menu below.
Additional Partner Agencies
About RJOI In August of 2016, a multi-state regional summit was convened in Cincinnati, Ohio by the Supreme Court of Ohio. Over 150 attendees, along with national partners, representing states across the region at the epicenter of the opioid epidemic met to discuss the impact of the opioid epidemic in the region. Summit delegates developed a regional action plan with strategies to combat the opioid epidemic and formed the Regional Judicial Opioid Initiative (RJOI).
In September 2017, the Leadership Committee finalized the RJOI Charter signed by the Chief Justices from the region and established the organizational structure of the initiative. The eight RJOI states include: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, and West Virginia. Introduction video from Chairman Judge Duane Slone.
On April 8, 2019, trial court judges and their partners reached a remarkable milestone with the certification of the 100th Indiana problem-solving court.
Problem-solving courts include drug, reentry, mental health, veterans, family recovery, and domestic violence specialized courts. The certified courts seek to promote outcomes that benefit the litigants and their families, victims, and society. Indiana reached 100 problem-solving courts with the certification of a veteran’s treatment court in Pulaski County. Judge Crystal Kocher is proud to have their certification bring Indiana to the notable mark. She explained, “This process has been a team effort with our supportive prosecutors, public defenders, law enforcement, community members, judges, and others from the 99 problem-solving courts already certified. We received grant funding, training opportunities, and encouragement to bring a veteran’s treatment court to our county. It highlights the need and possibilities for rural communities around the state to provide comprehensive services.”
Read the full article: Indiana Court Times, June 17, 2019.
Read the full press release.