COVID-19 Resources for Treatment Courts

Funding Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)

Funding Opportunity #: BJA-2020-18553

Due Date: 11:59 PM EDT May 29, 2020

Link to RFP:

Eligible applicants: U.S. States, U.S. Territories, the District of Columbia, units of local government, certain federally recognized tribal governments

The Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) should be used to assist applicants in responding to and preventing spread of COVID-19 in their areas. These needs may include law enforcement and medical personnel protective equipment and supplies, travel expenses related to distribution of supplies, hiring and overtime staffing, training, and medical needs of inmates in state, local, and tribal prisons, jails, and detention centers.

Match Requirement: None

Funding Agency: Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Link to application

Total amount available: $200,000,000

Eligible applicants: Nonprofit and public eligible healthcare providers within the categories outlined in section 254(h)(7)(B) of the 1996 Act

The COVID-19 Telehealth Program will provide $200 million in funding, appropriated by Congress as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, to help health care providers provide connected care services to patients at their homes or mobile locations in response to the novel Coronavirus 2019 disease (COVID-19) pandemic.  The Program will provide immediate support to eligible health care providers responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by fully funding their telecommunications services, information services, and devices necessary to provide critical connected care services until the program’s funds have been expended or the COVID-19 pandemic has ended.


National Association of Drug Court Professionals

     Recorded Sessions:

     Treatment Courts and COVID-19 (Part 1 of 2)
     Treatment Courts and COVID-19 Follow-Up (Part 2 of 2)
     Practical Guidance for Continuing Treatment, Supporting Recovery, and Preventing Recurrence/Relapse During the COVID-19 Global Pandemic
     Tracking Participant Progress During COVID-19: What Data to Collect and Why
     Using Remote Technology to Enhance Criminal Justice Outcomes: Bringing Treatment Courts, Probation and Parole into the 21st Century

Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (MHTTC)

     May 27, 2020 5:00 PM EDT - Ambiguous Loss: Grieving in the Time of COVID-19, Followed by Live Q&A Session

     Recorded Sessions:

     Psychosocial Impacts of Disasters: Assisting Community Leaders
     Supportive Practices for Mental Health Professionals During Pandemic-Related Social Distancing
     Substance Use Disorder Services in the Days of a Pandemic: You Need a Bigger Boat!

Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network (ATTC)

     Recorded and Upcoming Sessions: Telehealth Learning Series for SUD Tx and Recovery Support Providers
     Building Recovery Capital through Digital Health Technologies (4-Part Series)

American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)

     Caring for Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Opioid Response Network

     Compassionate Fatigue and Self-Care: For Helping Professionals Working with Opioid Related Disorders
     The Opioid Epidemic and COVID-19: How Social Determinants of Health Create Differential Impacts
     Telemedicine: Getting Started, Regulations, and Privacy Issues

Center for Disease Control (CDC)

     Answering 20 Questions about COVID-19
     Communication Partnerships for Public Health Emergencies

SMI Adviser

     COVID-19 and Mental Health: Caring for the Public and Ourselves
     Telepsychiatry in the Era of COVID-19

Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS)

     Recorded Sessions:

     Telepsychiatry's Role in Medication Assisted Treatment
     Use of Buprenorphine in the Management of Opioid Dependence in Underserved Communities

American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine

     Telemedicine: Getting Started, Regulation, and Privacy Issues

Tribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI) COVID-19 Resources

Rural Health Information Hub's Rural Response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP)

     See all sources from NADCP here or browse the resource index.

     In the News: Treatment Courts Adapting to COVID-19

     Treatment Courts and COVID-19: What to Consider During a Pandemic

     State Online COVID-19 Resources (by state)

     Virtual Reporting Form (downloadable) and other sample documents

National Center for State Courts (NCSC)

     COVID-19 Court Status by State

     Preparing for a Pandemic: An Emergency Response Benchbook and Operational Guidebook for State Court Judges and Administrators

National Hispanic and Latino Prevention Technology Transfer Network (PTTC)

     Prevention Tools for Latino Families During COVID-19 (English)

     Prevention Tools for Latino Families During COVID-19 (Spanish) and (Portugese) 

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

     See all resources from NIDA here.

     Information for NIH Applicants and Recipients of NIH Funding

     National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences: Worker Training Program

     COVID-19 Potential Implications for Individuals with Substance Use Disorders

Providers Clinical Support System

     Telehealth Tip Sheet

U.S. D.O.J. Office of Justice Programs

     Strengthening Connections: Mentoring Youth During a Pandemic

See the full list of SAMHSA resources here.

     National Guidelines for Behavioral Health Crisis Care: Best Practice Toolkit

     COVID-19 Information for SAMHSA Discretionary Grant Recipients

     Double Jeopardy: COVID-19 and Behavioral Health Disparities for Black and Latino Communities in the U.S.

     Guidance for Law Enforcement and First Responders Administering Naloxone during COVID-19

     Tips For Social Distancing, Quarantine, And Isolation During An Infectious Disease Outbreak

     Intimate Partner Violence and Child Abuse Considerations During COVID-19

     COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Response and 42 CFR Part 2 Guidance

     Disaster Planning Handbook for Behavioral Health Treatment Programs

     Virtual Recovery Resources

     Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) Guidance for Patients Quarantined at Home With the Coronavirus

     Use of Telemedicine While Providing Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

     UPDATED FAQ: Provision of Methadone and Buprenorphine for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder in the COVID-19 Emergency

     DEA and SAMHSA Buprenorphine and Telemedicine COVID-19 Guidance

     Considerations for the Care and Treatment of Mental and Substance Use Disorders in the COVID-19 Epidemic

     Telework and Drug-Free Workplace Programs Drug Testing During COVID-19

Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network

     Substance Use Disorder Pandemic Resources

     Opioid Treatment Program FAQ Compilation will be distributed by ATTC after questions are collected and answered; submit questions here.

     Compassion Fatigue and the Behavioral Health Workforce Curriculum Infusion Package

     Online and Telephone Support Groups

     A Guide to Using Text Messages to Improve Substance Use Treatment Outcomes

Prevention Technology Transfer Center Network

     Prevention Practitioner's Role in Disaster Response

     Listening Sessions Summary: COVID-19's Impact on Prevention Practitioners