Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $1,200,000)
Tippecanoe County Government is applying for funding in the amount of $1,200,00.00. This project serves the communities of Tippecanoe County, Indiana with an estimated population of 196,195 indicating a growth rate of .6% in a year (the 8th largest city in Indiana). The purpose of the project is to intervene at the pre-trial state or post-conviction state of criminal cases by identifying mental health and addiction treatment needs and connecting those individuals with the appropriate services. It will allow us to provide needed mental health and substance abuse services to participants through Tippecanoe County Community Corrections newly formed NewLeaf Wellness Center. Educational and Treatment services provided through NewLeaf Wellness Center will include evidenced based practices such as Living in Balance, Relapse Prevention, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Informed Care, and Moral Reconation Therapy. The project includes partnerships between, but are not limited to, Local Law Enforcement Agencies, Tippecanoe County Courts, Tippecanoe County Community Corrections, Valley Oaks, Meridian Health Services, NAMI, Calla Collaborative Health, Purdue University, Court Services, and Health Call. Tippecanoe County Community Corrections Executive Director, Jason Huber, will serve as the evaluator. The overall goal of this project is to accomplish a reduction in recidivism, jail overcrowding, and drug related fatalities.