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Access to Medication Assisted Treatment in Jails and Prisons Part 2: Eighth Amendment and Legal Considerations
On January 14, 2021, the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey announced the results of an investigation of the Cumberland County Jail. The investigation looked at potential violations of the Eighth and 14th Amendments of the Constitution due to failure to screen for or provide adequate treatment to individuals at risk of self-harm and suicide.

This webinar will look at the findings of this investigation, specifically in reference to withdrawal management and medications for opioid use disorder. Two of the attorneys representing the government in this investigation, the Assistant US Attorney from the District of New Jersey and Trial Attorney from the DOJ Civil Rights Division will present on this case and recent developments in Eighth Amendment legal action. This is part 2 of a webinar series looking at access to medication assisted treatment in jails and prisons. Part 1 was recorded in August 2022 available at www.rsat-tta.com.

Learning Objectives
After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:
• Understand the connection between unmanaged withdrawal and suicide, especially in jail settings.
• Identify at least two ways the Eighth Amendment protects the rights of individuals with opioid use disorder.
• Learn what civil rights violations can be reported under the Eighth and 14th Amendments.

Mar 15, 2023 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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