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The MSO is seeking funds to expand a project to allow virtual and in-person access to recovery supports and peer recovery coaches for both the incarcerated population and their families.

Award Information

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Competitive Discretionary
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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $1,553,921)


Middlesex County, Massachusetts


Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office is applying for funding in the amount of $1,569,643. This project serves Middlesex County, Massachusetts with a population of approximately 1,632,002, and is submitted under Subcategory 1a. The purpose of the project is to build strong coordination between in-custody and community-based recovery support, including support for the families and loved ones of incarcerated individuals. The project addresses the allowable use of:

Establishing evidence-based substance use disorder treatment related to opioids, stimulants, and other illicit drugs, such as medication-assisted treatment (MAT), with a focus on building strong coordination between in-custody and community-based treatment and recovery support services (100% of the budget).

The project includes a partnership with the Phoenix, a community-based organization that provides access to active and engaging events and builds a restorative social network of peers in an emotionally safe environment.

This application addresses Priority Consideration 1A (pp. 13-14).

Date Created: September 28, 2022