Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $177,488)
The North Dakota Office of Attorney General is submitting this application for Federal funding to assist the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (ND DOCR) in continuation of a comprehensive continuum of care by maintaining the expansion of its substance use disorder treatment aftercare services. Additional funding will assist in maintaining access to substance use disorder aftercare programming to people who are transitioning from prison in rural areas of Western North Dakota, ensuring a smoother transition to the community. To that end, ND DOCR would like to continue to implement community-based aftercare in Dickinson, Williston, and Minot North Dakota. The goal of this request is to continue to provide access to aftercare services that are a natural extension of the programming provided in prison settings to build upon and sustain treatment outcomes that will significantly reduce relapse, recidivism and reincarceration.