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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $1,600,000)

Tulsa County Collaborative Jail Reentry (TCJR) Initiative Abstract
COSSAP – FY 2022 Competitive Grant Announcement – CFDA# 16.838 Submitted by: Tulsa County District Attorney – Tulsa County, Oklahoma
In order to reduce the high level of substance use and overdoses in Tulsa County, the Tulsa County District Attorney seeks funding for the Tulsa County Collaborative Jail Reentry (TCJR) Initiative. The TCJR Initiative is a collaborative effort between the Tulsa County District Attorney and Family & Children’s Services, a nonprofit behavioral and mental health provider and proposed subreciepient. Grant funding will provide for a prosecutor to attend daily bond docket and otherwise serve as an early identifier of possible diversion candidates in the Tulsa County Jail. This prosecutor will work jointly with a data specialist to improve tracking and identification protocols, and case managers to locate the best alternatives to prosecution for eligible candidates who have a substance use disorder and/or mental illness. The case managers, together with a licensed clinical social worker and a Peer Recovery Support Specialist, will provide the candidates with treatment inside the jail and connect them with treatment and support services after release, thereby establishing a continuum of care between incarceration and community living. The TCJR Initiative aims to reduce Tulsa County’s high substance use and overdose rates by deploying essential personnel to make treatment accessible within the jail and after release, and by bolstering the ability of agency personnel to track and share data to inform prosecutorial decision-making about diversion eligibility. The target population is Tulsa County Jail inmates with substance use disorders and/or mental illnesses. This proposal seeks Priority Consideration under 1(A). Documentation for this consideration can be found in the Proposal Narrative on page 14.

a)Identify inmates in need of treatment services
b)Connect inmates with treatment services inside the jail
c)Help inmates stay connected to treatment and supportive services after release
d)Improve data tracking and sharing capabilities to inform prosecutorial decision-making

Program Measurements and Performance Targets:
1) 2000 inmates identified as needing treatment services;
2) 600 inmates connected to treatment services inside the jail;
3) 400 inmates assisted with treatment and support services after release;
4) Report on data upgrades and utilization.

Percentage of Budget
Real-time data collection    10%
Pre-booking or post-booking treatment alternative-to-incarceration programs    55%
Evidence-based substance use disorder treatment related to opioids    25%
Transitional or recovery housing and peer recovery support services    10%

Date Created: September 30, 2022