Topic 3: OUD Treatment in Specific Settings

Part 1: The Intersection of Criminal Legal system Involvement and Behavioral Health

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 1.25
    • CPE: 1.25
    • ASWB ACE: 1.25
    • CNE: 1.25
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Feb 14, 2024
  • Expires: Feb 13, 2026
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)  15 Minutes
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Part 1: The Intersection of Criminal Legal system Involvement and Behavioral Health enduring module is a recording from the live Regularly Scheduled Series dated August 24, 2023. If you claimed credit for this session at the live meeting, you should not claim credit for this module.


Margaret McGladrey Margaret McGladrey, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Center for Innovation in Population Health
Criminal Legal System Faculty Co-Lead
HEALing Communities Study-Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Susannah  Stitzer Susannah Stitzer, JD
Project Director
Criminal Legal Systems Team
HEALing Communities Study
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Needs Statement

In Kentucky, the Department of Corrections is the largest provider of substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services, but behavioral health providers lack training on how criminal legal system involvement affects clients’ ability to participate in services.  It is critical to understand how involvement in the criminal legal system can be reduced through diversion to treatment as well as the complications with providing SUD services to people in government custody. 

Target Audience

Peer Support specialists, Care Navigators,Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Social Workers


Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain SAMHSA’s sequential intercept mapping approach and the six “intercept points” where people involved with the criminal legal system can be engaged in overdose prevention and SUD treatment.
  2. Describe best practices for implementing opioid overdose reduction strategies in the criminal legal system from the HEALing Communities Study-Kentucky experience.
  3. Recognize the respective roles of alternative sentencing workers, social service clinicians, and other practitioners in facilitating treatment and providing overdose prevention resources for people involved with the criminal legal system.


In support of improving patient care, University of Kentucky HealthCare CECentral is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This enduring material is designated for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This training has been approved by the KBML as meeting the statutory requirements of HB1. 0823-H1.5-UKHC/Aug23 

IPE Competencies

  • Values/Ethics for Interprofessional Practice
  • Roles/ Responsibilities
  • Interprofessional Communication
  • Teams and Teamwork

This knowledge-based activity will award 1.25 contact hours (0.125 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit in states that recognize ACPE providers.

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, UK HealthCare CECentral is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. UK HealthCare CECentral maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.25 clinical continuing education credits.

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.25 nursing contact hours.

Faculty Disclosure

All planners, faculty, and others in control of educational content are required to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. An ineligible company is defined as one whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Financial relationships are relevant if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company.

None of the planners, faculty, and others in control of educational content for this educational activity have a relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies.

The material presented in this course represents information obtained from the scientific literature as well as the clinical experiences of the speakers. In some cases, the presentations might include a discussion of investigational agents and/or off-label indications for various agents used in clinical practice. Speakers will inform the audience when they are discussing investigational and/or off-label uses.

Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone commercial bias in any presentation, but it is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation


In collaboration with UK Substance Use Research Priority Area.