The COSSUP training and technical assistance (TTA) program offers a variety of learning opportunities and assistance
to support BJA COSSUP grantees and other local, tribal, and state stakeholders to build and sustain
multidisciplinary criminal justice responses to illicit substance use and misuse.
Training and technical assistance is provided in a variety of formats, including virtual and in-person training
events, workshop and meeting presentations, and online resources.
TTA deliveries are provided to requestors free of charge.
The COSSUP TTA Program supports communities by:
Facilitating peer-to-peer learning opportunities in which communities can learn from experienced programs
through virtual consultations and on-site visits.
Providing speakers for conferences and workshops or skilled subject-matter experts for training events to
educate stakeholders and build capacity.
Facilitating strategic and cross-system planning to identify community resources, establish priorities, and
develop a road map to achieving goals.
Identifying materials such as policies and procedures, guidelines, and data sharing agreements that support
Supporting PDMPs by increasing PDMP efficiencies and facilitating coordination between PDMPs and state and
Meet the COSSUP TTA providers
The following agencies are BJA’s current COSSUP training and technical assistance (TTA) providers. To learn more
about the COSSUP TTA Program, read the
COSSUP TTA Program Overview briefing sheet. Explore these overviews to learn about the wealth of expertise offered by the
COSSUP TTA Collaborative members.
Meet the COSSAP TTA Providers - Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.
Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. (AHP) and its partners, in collaboration with BJA, provide ongoing
direct TTA to approximately 100 jurisdictions,
in addition to creating products for establishing or enhancing treatment and recovery service engagement
among pre- and post-trial populations.
This includes supporting jurisdictions’ implementation of programs for in-custody medication-assisted
treatment, cognitive behavioral treatment,
transition to community-based services upon release, and withdrawal management implementation strategies.
AHP also supports COSSUP grantees and other state,
local, and tribal stakeholders in collecting data and measuring performance. AHP has transformed and
improved organizational systems of care through TTA,
business development, and research and evaluation for the past 35 years. AHP’s diverse team leverages
cutting-edge knowledge of research and evidence-based
practices in criminal justice programming, substance use and misuse treatment and recovery, and overdose
prevention to provide COSSUP grantees, as well
as other stakeholders, with knowledge and practical tools to build and sustain successful multidisciplinary
to illicit substance use and misuse and improve reentry and recidivism outcomes.
Increasingly, peer recovery support services (PRSS) are an important—and sometimes central—part of efforts to
effectively address illicit substance use and misuse. Altarum believes that peer-based services are vital to
the continuum of care for individuals impacted by substance use disorder. Altarum works with organizations
and systems as they implement best practices and promising approaches related to PRSS. Altarum supports
federal, state, and local governments, as well as national and community-based organizations, to build a
system of care that focuses on recovery, active involvement of consumers and their families, and multiple
services to best meet individual needs and to strengthen and improve the health of communities.
TASC’s Center for Health and Justice (CHJ) helps COSSUP grantees implement evidence-based, systemic solutions
at the front end of the justice system to respond to the substance use that often underlies criminal justice
involvement. CHJ helps build integrated criminal justice, behavioral health, and community systems by
assisting first responders in developing pathways to treatment for individuals at risk for illicit substance
use and misuse. CHJ offers online resources and in-person TTA engagements customized to the needs of
specific jurisdictions with the goals of connecting and maximizing the treatment resources of the community
to improve public health and safety.
The Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) serves as the connecting point for COSSUP training and technical assistance (TTA) efforts and collaborates with Bureau of Justice Assistance leadership and fellow TTA providers to work directly with COSSUP site-based grantees. IIR’s role includes publication production and design; planning, coordination, and delivery of national-level trainings and working group meetings; COSSUP Resource Center website development and maintenance; provision of subject-matter expertise; coordination of distance learning opportunities and resource dissemination; and coordination of other complementary activities.
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National Criminal Justice Training Center, Fox Valley Technical College
The National Criminal Justice Training Center (NCJTC) of Fox Valley Technical College was established more than 25 years ago and has extensive experience managing complex national U.S. Department of Justice-funded training and technical assistance (TTA) efforts that demand attention to detail, competency, diversity, flexibility, and innovation. NCJTC is proud to support urban, rural, and under-resourced communities, as well as culturally sensitive areas such as tribal communities. NCJTC provides solutions that address specific public safety concerns through on-site training, conferences, online learning opportunities, and customized TTA. Areas of focus include tribal justice systems planning and capacity building, tribal corrections capacity building, alcohol- and substance use-related crime, comprehensive tribal victim service program development, and comprehensive strategic planning.
Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Training and Technical Assistance Center
The Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Training and Technical Assistance Center (PDMP TTAC) provides a
comprehensive array of services, support, resources, and strategies to PDMPs, BJA grant recipients, federal
partners, and other stakeholders to further the efforts and effectiveness of PDMPs in combating the misuse
and diversion of prescription drugs. PDMP TTAC’s focus is to improve consistency and alignment among PDMPs,
facilitate coordination between PDMPs and state and national stakeholders, increase PDMP efficiencies,
measure performance and effectiveness, and promote best practices.
RTI International’s role in COSSUP is to provide direct support to state agencies and subrecipients, making
communities safer by promoting evidence-based practices to respond to illicit substance use and misuse
across all government levels. Through its substantive, methodological, and technical assistance expertise,
RTI and its partners foster peer-to-peer learning and cross-site coordination to enable discussions of
lessons learned, facilitate program improvements, and promote evidence-based program proliferation,
providing tailored training and technical assistance for the unique needs of jurisdictions that can also be
Get Started With Your Personalized Training and Technical Assistance
The COSSUP TTA Program offers a centralized online
system for requesting
all forms of TTA (by
grantees and non-grantees alike) through the
completion of a brief
online form. Each submission is
matched with the COSSUP TTA provider (or team of
providers) with the
corresponding area of
expertise. This process is provided to the field