Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $750,000)
Second Chance Act Community-Based Reentry Program
FY 2021 Competitive Grant
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.