Byrne JAG funds support Connecticut’s Medicated Assisted Treatment (MAT) program, which uses FDA-approved medications in combination with evidence-based behavioral therapies to provide a whole-patient approach to treating substance use disorders. The MAT program is currently operating in two jail facilities, the New Haven Correctional and Bridgeport Correctional Centers. The program targets pre-trial detainees and inmates battling substance use disorders to reduce the risk of recidivism and help control spending within the criminal justice system.
State Agency Administrator: Connecticut Office of Policy and Management
EBP; Behavioral Health; Corrections; Jails; Drugs; Therapy; Offenders; Substance Abuse