Opioid Affected Youth Initiative (OAYI) of the Maryland Office of the Public Defender, Baltimore County
The OAYI project helps to provide resources and support to court-involved youth affected by opioid use.
The OAYI team provides evidence based support as a part of the defense team throughout all stages of the legal process. As a part of the defense team, OAYI establishes confidentiality upon the first meeting with our clients. The OAYI team completes a specialized community support plan for each client, to outline the needs of the participants and their families for them to successfully be reintegrated back into the community.
Screen all juvenile OPD clients for Opioid affectedness through personal or familial usage
Communicate with clients on a weekly basis (voluntary participation)
Connect clients with personalized resources and community services
Collaborate with attorneys to assist with juvenile cases
OAYI Team Contact Information:
Client Service Specialist/Data Analyst
Family Case Worker
Family Case Worker
Crisis/Emergency Numbers & Resources
Health and Human Services Information: 211
Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: 988
Maryland Connection: Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel HealthCare Access Maryland Call: 410-500-4710 or 855-288-3667 TOLL FREE https://www.healthcareaccessmaryland.org/how-we-help/health-insurance/
Social Security Card: www.ssa.gov/ssnumber
This project is supported by 2019-YB-FX-K001 awarded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Program, U.S. Department of Justice.
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