Legality of Denying Access to Medication Assisted Treatment in the Criminal Justice System

Legality of Denying Access to Medication Assisted Treatment in the Criminal Justice System

The Legal Action Center

Posted in: Legal Issues & Drug Courts
This report examines the prevalence of opiate addiction in the criminal justice system, its devastating consequences, and the widespread denial of access to one of its most effective forms of treatment: medication assisted treatment (“MAT”). The report then analyzes the circumstances in which the denial of MAT violates Federal anti-discrimination laws and the United States Constitution.