Active Projects


The MISSION model is a highly flexible service delivery platform that has been adapted to several special populations for individuals with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders (CODs). In collaboration with a multitude of partner organizations, active pilot programs and large scale evaluations are currently seeking to further enhance and adapt the MISSION treatment model. Abstracts regarding active projects are listed below in chronological order.


MISSION-Cape
(2015-2018)
PI Sheila Casey, Esq.
Supported by SAMHSA/CSAT

The MISSION-Cape project aims to enhance the existing COD treatment services being provided through the Barnstable Drug Court by administering MISSION-Criminal Justice services. These services include medication assisted treatment, mental health and trauma-informed therapy, employment opportunities, and housing through intensive case management and peer-support.

MISSION-HPACT Implementation
(2015-2020)
PI David Smelson, Psy.D.
Supported by VA QUERI

The MISSION-Homeless Patient Aligned Care Team Implementation (MISSION-HPACT) project is part of the Veterans Affairs' Bridging the Care Continuum QUERI Center. The primary role of the project is to implement the MISSION-Vet model in Greater Los Angeles Homeless-PACT clinics in order to better understand how to implement and sustain complex interventions.

MISSION/BMetro
(2016-2019)
PI Sheila Casey, Esq.
Supported by SAMHSA/CSAT

Similar to the MISSION-Cape project, MISSION-Boston/Metro (MISSION/BMetro) aims to enhance the existing COD treatment services being provided by the Quincy and Chelsea Drug Courts via the provision of the MISSION-Criminal Justice model. This service enhancement initiative intends to increase access to mental health, substance abuse, trauma, and employment services among active drug court participants who are transitioning out of residential care.

MAT-RI
(2017-2019)
PI Allison Bauer, J.D.
Supported by SAMHSA/CSAT

The Medication Assisted Treatment Reentry Initiative (MAT-RI) is a part of the Massachusetts State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis (MA-STR) that aims to increase access to treatment and recovery support services, reduce unmet treatment needs, as well as reduce opioid misuse, abuse, and overdose in Massachusetts. MAT-RI will specifically work towards achieving these goals by providing individuals reentering the community from correctional facilities with medication assisted treatment, case management, and post linkage services using the MISSION-Criminal Justice and Recovery Support Navigator models.

MI-REP
(2017-2019)
PI Elizabeth Agius, B.A.
Supported by SAMHSA/CSAT

The Michigan Reentry Project (MI-REP) is embedded within the larger framework of the Michigan State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis (MI-STR) intended to increase access to treatment, reduce unmet treatment needs, and reduce opioid overdose related deaths among criminally-involved individuals. This project utilizes the MISSION-Criminal Justice model to target the co-occurring mental health and opiate use disorder treatment needs of this population.

MISSION-West
(2017-2022)
PI David Smelson Psy.D.
Supported by SAMHSA/CSAT

MISSION-Western Massachusetts (MISSION-West) aims to provide wraparound services to benefit chronically homeless individuals with CODs via the provision of the MISSION model. This service enhancement initiative intends to increase access to permanent housing, mental health, substance abuse, trauma, and employment services among homeless individuals in Western Massachusetts.

MISSION-Hope
(2017-2022)
PI Sheila Casey, Esq.
Supported by SAMHSA/CSAT

The MISSION-Hope project aims to enhance and expand upon the Franklin County Family Drug Court's existing efforts to ameliorate the negative impact of opioid, other substance use, and CODs for parents, children, and other caregivers via the provision of the MISSION-Criminal Justice model. MISSION-Hope seeks to promote family stability and unification, as well as access to mental health, substance abuse, trauma, employment, and familial support services for those families involved in the drug and juvenile courts.

MISSION-MAT
(2018-2021)
PI Ayorkor Gaba, Psy.D.
Supported by SAMHSA/CSAT

MISSION-to Enhance Access to Medication Assisted Treatment (MISSION-MAT) seeks to provide Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) and MISSION wraparound treatment and support services to 180 homeless individuals, and individuals at risk for homelessness, with a co-occurring opioid use disorder (OUD) and mental health disorder to increase MAT utilization, reduce substance use, and improve mental health in Central Massachusetts.

MISSION-Cape Cod
(
2018-2023)
PI Sheila Casey, Esq.
Supported by SAMHSA/CSAT

The MISSION-Cape project aims to enhance the existing COD treatment services being provided through the Barnstable Drug Court by administering MISSION-Criminal Justice services. These services include medication assisted treatment, mental health and trauma-informed therapy, employment opportunities, and housing through intensive case management and peer-support.

MA SOR
(2018-2020)
PI Jim Cremer
SAMHSA/CSAT

Part of the Massachusetts State Opioid Response Grant (MA-SOR), that aims to increase access to treatment and recovery support services, reduce unmet treatment needs, as well as reduce opioid misuse, abuse, and overdose in Massachusetts. MA SOR provides individuals reentering the community from correctional facilities with medication assisted treatment, case management, and post linkage services using the MISSION-Criminal Justice and Recovery Support Navigator models.

MI-REP 2
(2018-2020)
PI Elizabeth Agius, B.A.
Supported by SAMHSA/CSAT

Part of the Michigan State Opioid Response Grant (MA-SOR) that aims to increase access to treatment and recovery support services, reduce unmet treatment needs, as well as reduce opioid misuse, abuse, and overdose in Michigan. MI-REP 2 provides individuals reentering the community from correctional facilities, both jails and prisons, with medication assisted treatment, case management, and post linkage services using the MISSION-Criminal Justice model.