Stigma Education - Substance Use & Opioid Use Disorder
The New England Regional Judicial Opioid Initiative (NE RJOI) has identified stigma education targeted at the judiciary and court stakeholders as a priority.
NE RJOI has partnered with the Opioid Response Network and the American Academy of Addiction and Psychiatry to produce this video starring credible leaders from the New England region to raise awareness and recognize the role we all have in reducing stigma.
NE RJOI is a multi-state collaborative of six contiguous states (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont) aimed at developing regional solutions to the overdose epidemic from a judicial perspective while strengthening collaboration among stakeholders. One of the primary goals of NE RJOI is to improve outcomes for individuals before the court with substance use and opioid use disorder. Stigma education is a priority in improving these outcomes.
We would like to thank the American Academy of Addiction and Psychiatry that funded this video and for the multiple leaders from the New England region that appear throughout.
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About the New England Regional Judicial Opioid Initiative (NE RJOI)
CONNECTICUT - MAINE - MASSACHUSETTS - NEW HAMPSHIRE - RHODE ISLAND - VERMONT
Poverty, trauma, mental illness, and abuse. These are the challenges New England communities are facing, and substance use disorder (SUD) plays a pivotal role in this endless cycle of despair. Recognizing the judicial system cannot solve these complex issues alone, the New England Regional Judicial Opioid Initiative (NE RJOI) is joining forces with professional and medical experts to employ effective strategies for reducing SUD in our communities. We are increasing our region’s purchasing power, data gathering practices, education, and training capacities. We are bringing together the energy, intelligence, and passion of six committed states, judicial systems, and partners to confront this complex disease and improve the lives of justice-involved individuals suffering from SUD, their families, and communities.