Federal, State, and National Resources

Below, NADCP has assembled information and guidance from public health and public safety experts in the government and professional organizations. Can't find what you're looking for? Check out the resource index.

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Federal Government Resources

Use the tabs below to navigate through COVID-19 resources from the federal government.

Inside you'll find:

  • Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): Recovery and treatment resources, behavioral health guidance, information for SAMHSA grant recipients, and more
  • Department of Justice (DOJ): Guidance for BJA and OJJDP grant recipients, recommendations for incarcerated populations, and more
  • Department of Veterans Affairs (VA): Resources for veterans in recovery
  • White House: General federal government guidance

DOJ

Office of Justice Programs (Bureau of Justice Assistance and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention):

  • BJA and OJJDP released guidance to grant recipients on March 21, 2020. 
  • The Office of Management and Budget released a memorandum on March 19 that gives federal agencies flexibility for using grant dollars to respond to COVID-19.
  • Direct any questions to your OJP grant manager, or to OJP’s Office of the Chief Financial Officer by calling the customer service center at 1-800-458-0786 (TTY: 202-616-3867), or via email at ask.ocfo@usdoj.gov.

National Institute of Corrections offers information about current management and response to COVID-19. Read NIC’s guidance.

VA

US Department of Veterans Affairs has developed a status update on the VA's response and guidance for veterans.

White House

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy released a fact sheet on federal government resources for the treatment community during COVID-19. 

The official federal government information hub can be found at coronavirus.gov.

State Government Resources

NADCP, in partnership with the National Center for State Courts and the State Justice Institute, assembled a guide to state executive, judicial, and substance use agency COVID-19 resource sites. Use this guide to find your state's resources.

Resources from National Associations

COVID-19 resources from national organizations. Can't find what you're looking for? Check out our resource index.

The American Jail Association has developed resources including strategies for sheriffs and jails to respond to the crisis.

The American Probation and Parole Association has released a statement and resources with guidance for probation and parole agencies.

The International Association of Chiefs of Police has developed a webpage specifically for law enforcement.

NAADAC has resources specifically for addiction counselors.

The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers has provided a statement and resource links.

The National Association of Counties county response efforts and priorities.

The National Association of Social Workers has provided resources for social workers, clinical case managers, and other helpers as it relates to the pandemic.

The National Center for State Courts has developed an interactive map of court closures and other changes to standard court practice. Also, there is an emergency response bench book for judges and court administrators available for download.

The National District Attorney's Association statement that includes and links to a comprehensive readout of court system and office responses across the country.

The American Society of Addiction Medicine has a COVID-19 resource page and has updated its National Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder for 2020.

Virtual Recovery Resources

WEconnect and Unity Recovery are partnering to offer four daily all-recovery meetings worldwide. Meetings will follow an open format and are available to anyone in or seeking recovery. Join the calls at 9:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 9:00 p.m. Eastern daily at zoom.us/my/allrecovery.

Additional online/phone recovery meetings are available at:

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