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Jail Reentry for People with Substance Use Disorders Part 2: Creating a Continuum of Care Webinar

The National Association of Counties (NACo) will hold the second part of their Jail Reentry for People with Substance Use Disorders webinar series, Creating a Continuum of Care on Wednesday, March 16 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. During the webinar, presenters will discuss strategies counties can use to partner with community-based providers to ensure seamless connections to care when people are released from jail.

County jail staff are partnering with local health and behavioral health providers and community-based organizations to ensure that people who are receiving treatment in jail and continue to have access to treatment and services when they return to the community. Reentry from jail is a pivotal point in the justice process for individuals returning to the community who have substance use disorders (SUD); this is especially true in times of instability like the current COVID-19 pandemic. Creating a robust continuum of care for people leaving jails can reduce the likelihood relapsing, experiencing a behavioral health crisis or return to the justice system.

This webinar is part of a three-part webinar series. Please join us and register for Part 3: Jail Reentry for People with Substance Use Disorders: Sharing and Using Data on March 30. For additional upcoming NACo webinar information, please visit: https://www.naco.org/education-events#upcoming.

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