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Second Chance Act Community - Based Reentry Program ARISE Lima: Adminsitering Returning citizens Interventions for a Second chance to Emerge into our communities.

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $750,000)

Second Chance Act Community-Based Reentry Program 

FY 2021 Competitive Grant 

Project Abstract 

The Urban Minority Alcohol and Drug Abuse Outreach Program (UMADAOP) of Lima, Ohio,  in partnership with correctional facilities and community agencies in the counties of Allen,  Auglaize and Hardin, Ohio, seek grant assisted funding under Category One (Rural  Communities) of this solicitation to enhance programming designed to bridge gaps between  existing services for prisoners transitioning from incarceration to freedom. 

The award of $750,000 in funding will be utilized to expand and support cross-beneficial  partnerships that leverage each organization’s strengths into a person-centered care approach to  reduce recidivism and combat violence by facilitating the successful reintegration of underserved  adults returning from incarceration in the counties of Allen, Auglaize, and Hardin, Ohio.  

Lima UMADAOP will utilize the grant funding to achieve three core goals of the A.R.I.S.E.  project: 

1. Administer Returning citizens 

2. Interventions for a  

3. Second chance to Emerge in the counties of Allen, Auglaize, and Hardin, Ohio 

Each of the three core functions are independent but directly connected to ensure the success of  the project. The project design and implementation will address each core function individually  as related to its purpose, goal, design and measurement of outcomes. Lima UMADAOP aims to  show a 5% decrease in recidivism as a result of this project.  

The funding will be utilized through the partnerships to provide comprehensive case  management plans, provide informed, targeted and evidence-based care to 270 individuals who  will be integrated into the community. Case management will address criminogenic risks and  needs as well as obstacles to successful reentry such as family connections, employment,  substance abuse and recovery, mental health, violence reduction, and housing. Included in  programming is community outreach, awareness and targeted training for partner agencies and  key project staff.  

The project focuses on activities that have been demonstrated effective in facilitating the  successful reentry of offenders, with engagement beginning months prior to release. Lima  UMADAOP and its grant partners are established and respected organizations in the community  and with expertise in their fields. By taking this comprehensive approach to reducing recidivism  through the Lima A.R.I.S.E. project impact could assist strategic plans at the state level to  further impact Ohio communities and the lives of those individuals, their families and all  residents.

Date Created: December 3, 2021