The PITU has been highlighted by Tribal Access to Justice Innovations for our Naloxone Training Program and Policy.
Congratulations to Tina Warhurst, Tyler Goddard, and the Behavioral Care Program.
For roughly the past year we have been working with the Tribal Access to Justice Innovations to spotlight the tribe and the Naloxone Training Program and Policy. They chose the tribe to be featured in their Specialized Court Projects, because the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah, is currently the only tribe in the Nation to have developed this training and policies for tribal staff and community members. With this policy and model, we hope that Indian Country can adopt similar programs. The link to the highlight is below.
Great Job Team!
From Tribal Access for Justice Innovations: As a response to the increasing rates of lethal opioid overdose in their community, the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah has developed a program, accompanied by a formal policy, that offers free Naloxone training to its community members and tribal employees. Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is an easily administrate, life-saving drug that can reverse an opioid related overdose. Interested community members and tribal employees can attend the short trainings and learn how to recognize an overdose and administer the Naloxone. Additionally, trained personnel also receive a free Naloxone kit that they can keep with them in the event that they come across someone who has overdosed.