CASBBI Seminar: George Mason University’s Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network (JCOIN) Coordinating and Translation Center

February 7, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The Krasnow Institute, Room 229
Stephanie Carmack

Speaker: Faye Taxman, Ph.D., University Professor, George Mason University

Please join CASBBI on Friday, February 7th at 1:00p for a presentation by Dr. Faye Taxman (Mason) on “Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network (JCOIN):  Opportunities, Opportunities.” Seminar details below and on the attached flyer. Refreshments will be provided. For a list of upcoming CASBBI events, please visit our website.

Bio: Faye S Taxman, Ph.D. is a University Professor in the Criminology, Law and Society Program at George Mason University. Dr. Taxman is recognized for her work in the development of the seamless systems of care models that link the criminal justice with other service delivery systems, as well as reengineering probation and parole supervision services, and organizational change models. She conducted a multi-level organizational survey of the correctional and drug treatment systems to examine the utilization of evidence-based practice in correctional and drug treatment settings and the factors that affect the adoption of science based processes and interventions. She has several studies that examine the efficacy of various models of technology transfer and processes to integrate treatment and supervision. In one study, she explores the use of contingency management and incentive systems for drug-involved offenders.

Her work focuses on the development of seamless systems-of-care models that link the criminal justice system with other health and other service delivery systems, reengineering probation and parole supervision services, and implementation science. She has conducted experiments to examine different processes to improve treatment access and retention, assess new models of probation supervision consistent with RNR frameworks, and develop and test new interventions. She has active “laboratories” with numerous agencies including Virginia Department of Corrections, Alameda County Probation Department (CA), Hidalgo County Community Corrections Department (TX), North Carolina Department of Corrections, and Delaware Department of Corrections. The translational RNR Simulation Tool ( was developed to assist agencies to increase uptake of evidence-based treatments and practices. Her practice engaged research collaborations that are rich mechanisms and expedite the lab-to-field efforts. This has led to over 200 publications.

Abstract: The National Institute on Drug Abuse awarded Drs. Faye Taxman, Danielle Rudes, and Rebekah Hersch the Coordination and Translational Center for the Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network (JCOIN) initiative.  We join 25 other organizations in this effort to transform the justice system into a service delivery system.  JCOIN offers many opportunities—pilot funding, eLearning courses, mentorship for students and young faculty, and workforce development.  AND, then there are methodological opportunities with the University of Chicago and others to participate in quantitative and simulation studies. Dr. Taxman and colleagues will be conducting implementation studies using randomized designs or case controlled studies to understand the factors that influence adoption of innovations. Collectively, JCOIN is an opportunity for those interested in research in substance use issues.