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Northeast KY Reentry Project

Award Information

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Competitive Discretionary
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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $750,000)

Primary activities: Mountain Comprehensive Care Center (MCCC), with the Rowan County Detention Center (RCDC), Rowan County Sheriff’s Department, and Commonwealth of KY 21st Judicial District Courts (while coordinating with the Division of Probation & Parole who was unable to provide an MOA due to departmental policies), will address the critical need for reentry in northeastern Kentucky by serving 150 eligible participants over the 36-month project period.

     Goals are to: 1) Implement evidence-based, cognitive behavioral, case management, recovery and wraparound services to successfully reintegrate adult offenders from the RCDC to the targeted counties in rural northeastern KY and reduce recidivism; and 2) Develop partnerships among community and faith-based organizations, corrections, community supervision, law enforcement and other key stakeholders by coordinating a comprehensive and holistic reentry process for the targeted population. Outcomes include improved educational and/or economic status, reduced substance use, improved access to recovery supports (primary care, mental health care, housing, insurance/benefits), improved access to family services, decreased recidivism, increased access to reentry services, and increased coordination among identified partners.

     Upon referral, MCCC will conduct a validated risk assessment to identify criminogenic needs/risk and supplement with the Psychosocial/Substance Abuse Addendum to identify treatment/reentry needs and appropriate match of services to risk level, dosage and intensity. Project staff, with the Reentry Team and participant, will develop an Individual Case/Reentry Plan. Pre-release, MCCC will provide evidence-based, cognitive behavioral, and behavioral health treatment including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Medication Assisted Treatment, Motivational Interviewing, gender-responsive and trauma-informed care, and case management. Post-release services include these same interventions with treatment through MCCC outpatient and HCH clinics paired with peer supports, case management/care coordination, and comprehensive recovery/reentry services. The project will address both priorities including evidence-based interventions and working with Morehead State University for evaluation.

     Deliverables: The project will submit an Action Plan and Final Report.

     Service area: The project will provide pre-release services in the RCDC, a regional jail, with post-release services targeting participants returning to the rural Kentucky counties of Bath, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Lewis, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, and Rowan.

     Who benefits: The project will serve 150 medium to high-risk adults as validated by LS/CMI, ages 18 or older, convicted as an adult, housed in the RCDC, and returning to counties within the service area. The project will target offenders slated to be incarcerated for at least 3 months to begin pre-release services.

     Priority: The project will address 1(A) equity/access per page 14 of the narrative.

Date Created: September 28, 2022