Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Resources & Assistance



Correctional MAT in the News


How One Corrections Facility is Linking Individuals to Addiction Treatment
This Q&A profiles the Somerset County, NJ jail MAT Reentry Program which provides access to mediction for opioid use disorder and ensures the continuation of OUD treatment post-release. The Q&A was conducted with the Claire Daniel, who oversees the medical and mental health nursing staff at the Somerset County Jail.

Investigation of the Cumberland County (NJ) Jail
An investigation by the U.S. Justice Department found Cumberland County, New Jersey jail’s failure to provide MAT for opiate withdrawal related to the suicide deaths of seven detainees in violation of the 8th and 14 Amendments. The investigation was conducted pursuant to the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA) which gives the Justice Department on its own initiative the authority to conduct investigations involving systemic rights violations. In May, 2023, the county and the Justice Department reached a settlement. “Under this agreement, Cumberland County must provide adequate medical and mental health care, including access to life-saving medications, treatment for opiate withdrawal, and protection for those with a heightened risk of self-harm and suicide,” according to an Assistant Attorney General. Among other changes, the consent decree would require procedures to assess new arrivals for currently prescribed medications, a history of substance abuse disorder or any signs of withdrawal. New inmates also would be examined by a medical specialist within 30 minutes of arrival and medical personnel would be involved on any decisions to restrain inmates during mental health crises or regarding their attire while on suicide watch. A monitor will oversee the jail's adherence to the decree for a period of at least three years. Read the Justice investigation report here.



RSAT TTA Correctional MAT Manuals and Resources

National Correctional MAT Manuals and Resources




Correctional MAT Videos, Diverting Defendants to Treatment and Prison and Medicated Assisted Treatment


Diverting Defendants
to Treatment



Prison and Jail Medication
Assisted Treatment






Philadelphia Department of Prisons Narcan PSA English


Philadelphia Department of Prisons Narcan PSA Spanish

This video features those with lived experience talking about their drug addiction, jail and saving lives with Naloxone. It ends with instructions on how to administer naloxone. It is currently shown to Philadelphia jail inmates and their visitors.

SAMHSA Video: Benefits and Cost Savings of MAT Services in a Correctional Setting

This video features presentations from Jon Berge, SAMHSA, Mark Parrino, American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence, Andrew Klein, RSAT TTA and Advocates for Human Potential, Kathleen Maurer, Connecticut DOC, and Kevin Pangburn, Kentucky DOC.

Montgomery County Corrections

Montgomery County, Maryland Department of Correction and Rehabilitation
video on that institution’s MAT Program

"A Rehab Jail for Heroin Addicts" in Franklin County Massachusetts

Franklin County and the Greenfield, Massachusetts community addresses the opioid crisis with an innovative approach to treatment. The Franklin County Jail is one of the only corrections facilities in the country offering suboxone to its clients.