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Opioids and Children in State Courts: Targeted Community Resource Mapping Project

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State Justice InstituteThe National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), with funding support from the State Justice Institute (SJI), is seeking judicially led stakeholder teams to participate in a four-month process to conduct targeted community resource mapping. Court stakeholder teams that strategically map resources in their communities can accomplish three main goals – 1) understand and use existing services, 2) identify gaps in services, and 3) target resources to fill gaps identified. To help state courts respond to the effects of the opioid crisis on children, NCJFCJ staff will help selected stakeholder teams identify substance use prevention interventions, a range of treatment services, harm reduction resources, and recovery support teams on a local level. The NCJFCJ will select up to 10 stakeholder teams interested in working with NCJFCJ staff to develop a localized resource map and companion resource directory.

Before applying, please seek the commitment of 5-6 stakeholders to create your team. The team will work between September 2020 and December 2020 to complete the targeted community resource map and directory. This stakeholder team should include a combination of the following:

  1. Judge or judicial officer
  2. Health care provider
  3. Child welfare agency representative
  4. Parent attorney
  5. Substance use disorder service provider

The four-month mapping process includes:

  • Facilitated monthly online meetings (Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec) via Zoom with NCJFCJ staff
  • Structured guidance to assist with offline stakeholder activities to complete the Targeted Community Resource Map/Directory Template

The final products include:

  • Professionally formatted community resource map and companion resource directory
  • Communication plan to strategically disseminate the resource directory to community partners/stakeholders
  • Sustainability plan to ensure that the resource directory is updated

To apply to participate in NCJFCJ’s Targeted Community Resource Mapping Project, please register below before September 25, 2020.

Apply to Participate Here!

If you have questions about the application or the project, email NCJFCJ Site Manager, Andrew Wachter, at