Brown awarded $10.8 million for opioid treatment aimed at parolees and people on probation

PROVIDENCE, RI [Brown University] — People who find themselves in the criminal justice system are disproportionately likely to be affected by opioid use disorder (OUD), and that includes people on parole and probation. With a new $10.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, Brown University researchers will work with state and community partners to implement and evaluate a treatment program for people in community-based justice supervision.

Rosemarie Martin, an assistant professor in Brown’s School of Public Health and the principal investigator on the grant, says the pilot project fills a critical gap in the effort to better treat OUD in vulnerable criminal justice-associated populations. READ MORE