The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is pleased to announce the creation of the Evidence-based Treatment in Custody, Jail-based Mentor Site Initiative. This COSSUP initiative offers jails across the country interested in providing or enhancing their medication-assisted treatment (MAT) services a unique opportunity to observe and learn from innovative programs that have demonstrated success in meeting the treatment needs of individuals with substance use disorders. Five programs were selected to serve as mentor sites. Each site represents an example of a variety of programs found in diverse settings across the nation.
BJA anticipates that each mentor site will host approximately one to three mentee sites per year.
The Mentor Site Initiative is part of the training and technical assistance (TTA) available to local jurisdictions through COSSUP. Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. (AHP), in its role as a COSSUP TTA provider, is coordinating the program. AHP has managed multiple peer-to-peer learning opportunities, with mentees rating these opportunities as some of the best training they have received. AHP and the mentor sites offer a robust virtual Mentor Site Initiative while pandemic-related travel restrictions are in place. Once these travel restrictions are lifted, mentees will visit mentor programs in person.
To apply to be a mentee, please download the Mentee Application Form, insert and save your responses, and email a copy of the completed form, along with any required documents or attachments, to MenteeApplication@ahpnet.com.
Mentee applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Should you have any questions about the application process or issues with submission, please send an email to MenteeApplication@ahpnet.com. AHP will respond promptly.