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Expand and Enhance the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office supported recovery program, which works to connect individuals with SUD treatment needs to community providers and peer support.

Award Information

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Funding Category
Competitive Discretionary
Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $1,599,984)

Applicant Name: Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO)


The proposed project, a Category 1a application, will expand and enhance Multnomah County’s Supported Recovery Program, implementing modifications needed to effectively respond to changes in the County’s criminal justice system resulting from the pandemic and Oregon’s recent decision to decriminalized the possession of certain drugs or quantities.  Once implemented, the project, which serves individuals throughout the County jail system, will ensure overall effectiveness, improve access for marginalized populations, and ensure smooth transitions to community supports for individuals with substance use disorder being discharged from jail.

Primary activities and associated outcomes include:

Design and offer education and harm reduction programs within the jail to improve transition planning and long-term recovery upon reentry.
Expand treatment options, including MAT, to include services for opioids, stimulants and other illicit drugs found in the community and begin services within the jail to improve transition planning and long-term recovery upon reentry.
Ensure effective use of Peer Support Specialists to improve seamless transition to community-based treatment settings.
Address known disparities by redesigning treatment and group processes and actively outreach underserved communities.


The project will serve individuals with substance use disorders within the Multnomah County (Oregon) jails, with a majority of services offered within the jail and transitional services offered by Peer Support Specialists in the community.


Subrecipients include the Multnomah County Health Department’s Corrections Health. Grant funds will also support an external evaluator from Program Design and Evaluation Services.


Allowable uses outlined in the RFP to be addressed by this project include:

Evidence-based substance use disorder treatment, including MAT, for addictions  to opioids, stimulants, and other illicit drugs as well as harm reduction activities and recovery support services.

Approximate percentage of budget: 30% (100% of the CMA and LPN, 25% of the Program Manager).

Transitional or recovery housing and peer recovery support services

Approximate percentage of budget: 30% (85% of the peers time when they are in the community)

Embedding social workers, peers, and/or persons with lived experience at any intercept of the Sequential Intercept Model

Approximate percentage of Budget: 5% (15% of peer time spent at 2 intercepts, Jail and Reentry rather than in the community)


Documentation of plan to respond to Priority 1A is found on page 13 of the narrative and embedded in the goals and objectives.

Date Created: September 29, 2022