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The West Virginia Technology-Assisted Treatment Project expands the technology-assisted treatment program implemented by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources and the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, which was already operational in five Day Reporting Center (DRC) sites. COAP grant funding is enabling placement of cameras, microphones, monitors, and high speed internet in 12 additional DRC sites to support the implementation of designated “broadcast” and “receiving” sites. Broadcast sites are those DRCs that have licensed treatment providers on site to provide mental health and substance abuse treatment as well as individual and/or group therapy. Receiving sites are DRCs that have limited services and/or programming for individuals, especially those with opioid addiction. Through this project, services in 17 counties ultimately will be expanded in rural areas to increase access to cognitive behavioral treatment for individuals who are involved with the justice system as a result of the opioid epidemic. The project will also reduce the costs associated with commuting to treatment for both clients and treatment providers through the expansion of technology-assisted treatment services.