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About the New England Regional Judicial Opioid Initiative (NE RJOI)
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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.