Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $1,203,246)
It is the intent of PCCD to use RSAT funds to address five project areas: (1) Support in-house, jail-based, including county jail work release centers, Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) including treatment and services to address opioid use reduction. This approach will include evidence-based programs (EBPs), that develop an inmate’s cognitive, behavioral, social, vocational, and other skills, to solve the substance use and other related problems of the offender. (2) Support training and technical assistance (TTA) for county jail staff and/or work release center(s) staff for the implementation of jail-based (and/or work release centers) MAT programs coupled with cognitive behavioral therapy techniques. (3) Support the implementation and expansion of PADOC’s MAT program through three staff positions and their associated travel. (4) Support a mobile MAT unit to provide treatment services to PADOC MAT program reentrants who are not covered by Medical Assistance (MA) upon release to the community. (5) Support the expansion of services to individuals who have been incarcerated for offenses related to dealing drugs. PADOC will purchase materials from The Change Company to create a six-month program with 8 modules for these individuals.
PCCD intends to use a portion of RSAT funds to implement MAT conjoined with EBPs at the county jail and work release center levels. As part of PCCD’s competitive solicitation process and upon approval of RSAT funds, eligibility for MAT programs will apply exclusively to counties. PCCD intends to use the remainder of RSAT funds to support a direct subaward to the PADOC for training and technical assistance, MAT staff positions, mobile MAT unit, and procurement of the drug dealer treatment program.