Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $1,000,000)
Juneau County Sheriff’s Office is applying for BJA COSSAP Category 1(c) Local or Tribal Application funding in the amount of $1,000,000 for the 36 month grant period. The Project Summary for the Juneau County COSSAP 2022-2025 Project will provide case management, therapy and a crisis liaison within our jail. The primary objective of this project is to assess Substance Use Disorder and Co-occurring mental health disorders that affect recidivism.
The Purpose of the Project is that Juneau County will be providing Jail based programming and evidence based substance use treatment as well as harm reduction activities and recovery support services. Additionally, transition planning by the jail case manager will assist inmates in accessing treatment, medication and prescriptions upon release from the jail. 100% of the Grant Funds will be used to provide these services. The Primary Activities of the Project will be to assess Case Management Needs through evidence based assessments, refer clients to Mental Health programs and Medical programs that address co-occurring disorders and substance use disorders. This may include access to medicated assisted treatments that are available through established providers. The Expected Outcomes are to provide assistance with stabilizing SUD (Substance Use Disorder) and Co-occurring mental health disorders that focus on reducing recidivism and increasing medication compliance. The Service Area of this project serves all Juneau County inmates. Juneau County has a population of 26,718 people and our jail can hold 157 inmates, the current recidivism rate is 27.9% based on arrests in 2021 and number of re-arrests in 2021.