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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $900,000)

WestCare Nevada, Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit organization, is requesting $900,000 for project Reanudar (Spanish for Restart) , a reentry initiative, to provide comprehensive assessments, community-based substance use disorder (SUD) treatment, intensive case management, and a wide range of wraparound services for 131 adult men and women, with a focus on racial and ethnic minorities, diagnosed with SUD or co-occurring mental health disorder (COD) and returning to the community after incarceration in Clark County, Nevada. WCNV collaborates with the North Las Vegas Community Correctional Center, Clark County Detention, the North Las Vegas City Jail, and the Las Vegas City Jail in the provision of reentry substance use disorder treatment and co-occurring mental health services to adults, female and male (MOUs obtained). The latest baseline recidivism rate, June 2021, by the Nevada Department of Corrections (NDOC) shows Nevada’s current recidivism rate (those who are reincarcerated within 36 months) is 24.36%.  Recidivism is influenced by many factors, although data is not tracked by ethnicity nor race.  NDOC Prison Recidivism Report states, females and males differ in their likelihood to return to custody. When the offender is a male, the predictive probability increases by 11.15% compared to a female, and for each additional ten years of age, the probability decreases 6.31%. Sex and age at time of release are always significant; however, as age increases, the likelihood of returning decreases. For example, for the 17- 26 age group, the predictive probability that a female returns is 25.17%, while for a male the probability is 40.72%. A drastic decline is predicted for the 37- 46 years of age group, with the probabilities declining to 9.80% for females and to 18.70% for males. Clients entering WCNV services they first receive physical, mental, and behavioral health screens administered by an appropriately licensed provider. If an individual screens positive for a substance use disorder(s) during the Entrance Evaluation Assessment and Triage Screen, an ASAM Assessment is used to ascertain specific type(s) of drug(s) used, consumption level, and impact on functions of daily living to best determine level of severity and course of treatment. Additional tools to determine mental health disorder(s) include but are not limited to: DSM 5 Cross-Cutting Measure, PHQ-9, and Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale. The screening and assessment tools used also provide adequate information to indicate the probability of dependence or abuse as defined by DSM 5.

Date Created: September 27, 2022