Journal for Advancing Justice Vol. II: Best Practices in the Justice System for Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

Examining barriers and solutions to helping justice-involved individuals with opioid use disorder.

With opioid-related morbidity and mortality in the U.S. on the rise, it is the responsibility of the justice system to deploy every tool to combat the threat. But barriers, both hidden and overt, often stand in the way of justice professionals using clinical best practices to achieve the best outcomes. The second edition of the Journal for Advancing Justice examines these barriers through peer-reviewed articles from both clinicians and justice professionals. This unique assembly of experts explore solutions in clinical best practices in the justice system while addressing the misguided and sometimes institutionalized lack of understanding of the use of medication for addiction treatment.


  • The Use of Medication-Assisted Treatment in the Justice System: A Medical Perspective
  • The Legacy of Addiction and Incarceration on Reentry
  • Participant Perspectives on Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders in Drug Court
  • The Impact of Criminal Defendants’ Opioid Use Disorder on Judges’ Sentencing Recommendations
  • The Effectiveness of Naltrexone for Opioid Use Disorder Among Inmates: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
  • An Exploration of Knowledge, Opinions, and Stigma Regarding Medication-Assisted Treatment Among Treatment and Criminal Justice Professionals
  • As Stated by Criminal Justice Professionals: Perceptions and Barriers Related to Medication-Assisted Treatment
  • Editor’s Note: Introduction to “Two Cases That Will Make a Difference”
  • Two Cases That Will Make a Difference

Date: 2019