The JEAP Initiative
Full project title: Building a Lasting Foundation to Advance Actionable Research on Recovery Support Services for High Risk Individuals with Opioid Use Disorder: The Initiative for Justice and Emerging Adult Populations
The JEAP Initiative is supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (R24DA051950)
We aim to advance the research on recovery support services for people recovering from substance use disorder, including opioid use disorder.
The JEAP Initiative aims to advance research on the efficacy/effectiveness of peer recovery supports and recovery residences for emerging adults and justice-involved adults with substance use disorder through the following goals:
identify priority areas of research via engaging individuals in recovery and providers/payors
grow the field of skilled early career investigators focused on this research
provide seed funds and guidance to produce preliminary studies for National Institutes of Health funding
conduct dissemination and outreach to the larger field
The JEAP Initiative is a five-year project funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and is a collaboration between the Oregon Social Learning Center, Sponsors Inc., and the Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Meet the team here.
Over the course of five years, we are engaging in a variety of activities in order to advance the research on recovery support services.
Our work is guided by three Community Boards, comprised of people in recovery and people from organizations that provide or pay for recovery support services.
Off-Site Training and Mentoring
We offer an annual Training Institute and ongoing mentoring for early career investigators interested in researching recovery support services.
Intensive In-Residence Fellowship
We offer two-year Postdoctoral Fellowships that help you launch your career as a researcher focused on recovery support services.
Expert Consultant Panel
In addition to working with our team, participants in our Fellowship and Training programs will also have access to the expertise of our consultant panel, a group of practitioners and researchers with a variety of skillsets.
We will be funding several pilot studies focused on recovery support services.
Through webinars and pre-conference workshops, we are offering virtual and in-person trainings for researchers and practitioners.