Andrew Klein, PhD

Advocate for Human Potential

Andrew Klein, PhD

Advocate for Human Potential
978-261-1435
aklein@ahpnet.com

Biography

Andrew R. Klein, Ph.D., is a senior scientist for criminal justice at Advocates for Human Potential (AHP). For seven years, he has served as the project director of a Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) technical assistance (TA) program for state prison and jail drug treatment programs across the U.S. and U.S. territories. He has championed the promotion of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for alcohol and opioid use disorders, drafted for BJA and the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Promising Practice Guidelines for Medication Assisted Treatment for Justice-Involved Populations, recently released by the National Sheriffs’ Association as Jail-Based Medication Assisted Treatment, Promising Practices, Guidelines and Resources for the Field. He also wrote and produced, for ONDCP and BJA, the first training video on jail and prison MAT programming, featuring programs in Missouri, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts (found at www.rsat-tta.com).With the National Institute of Corrections, he established seven Centers of Innovation across the country that provide MAT training to state and county and aftercare correctional teams. The Centers provide model MAT programs utilizing all of the FDA approved medications for opioid and alcohol use disorders and continued care in the community, including that provided by drug and other specialty courts. He has promoted with the Center for Court Innovation correctional and drug court collaboration to expand the census of drug courts. As a team member for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Jail Diversion and Trauma Recovery (JDTR) Priority to Veterans evaluation, he completed descriptive evaluations of multiple veteran courts across the county. For the past year, he has also directed TA for BJA’s Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program grantees, including drug courts funded under this initiative in multiple states,

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