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Reentry Systems for Effective Treatment (RESET)

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $898,304)

Coastal Horizons Center, Inc. (CHC) is seeking funding for Expanding the Reentry Systems for Effective Treatment (RESET) Program, which operates within New Hanover County (NC). RESET’s target population is adult men & women (18 years +) with a substance use disorder or co-occurring disorder returning to New Hanover County (service area) after serving a period of incarceration in the New Hanover County Detention Center (NHCDC), correctional partner for this project. Over the 30-month project period, 150 individuals will be served.  


The baseline recidivism rate is 10%. This was calculated using program evaluation data from 89 individuals discharged for 12 months or more from RESET between 1/1/2019 – 9/30/2021. Of these, 92.1% (n=81) remained crime-free in the twelve months following program exit.


RESET will administer the following screening & assessment tools:

ORAS-RT to determine participants’ risk & need level
Texas Christian University Drug Screen - V with opioid addendum (substance use)
Correctional Mental Health Screens for Women or Men (mental health)
PTSD Checklist-Civilian Version (trauma).

Individuals in need of a clinical assessment in any of these areas will be assessed by licensed CHC clinicians using the Comprehensive Clinical Assessment.


The pre-release services to be provided by RESET include: screening & clinical assessment; transitional case planning; Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT); medication for Addiction Treatment (MAT); & case management. The post-release services will include: case management; MRT; substance use disorder services (includes MAT, intensive outpatient, outpatient, Matrix Model); mental health treatment services (include CBT, ACT, & DBT); trauma services - Helping Men Recover (men) & Seeking Safety (women); alcohol/drug screens; housing, employment, & educational assistance; & Parenting Inside Out curriculum. In addition, RESET will assist participants with the coordination of prescribed medications.


RESET staff will receive training on the ORAS-RT, comprehensive case management, peer support certification, Helping Men Recover, Seeking Safety, and professional self-care.


A MOU is in place between RESET & the NHCDC. The RESET program was developed through 2nd Chance Act funding received by the City of Wilmington, NC (2014-RW-BX-0012). Since its inception, the program has expanded in several ways: 1) serves both men and women (original program served women only); 2) Case Manager/Peer Support Specialists provide case management services (original program did not employ peer recovery support specialists); 3) offers Parenting Inside Out (parenting class); & 4) offers gender-specific trauma programming.  
Both priority considerations are being sought (see pgs. 2, 4, 8, & 15).

Date Created: September 27, 2022