U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

Ohio FY 2023 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners Program

Award Information

Award #
Funding Category
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $1,550,259)

Drug-related crimes represent one of the most common types of offense for which individuals are committed to prison. More than 14,000 new inmates were committed to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC) during the 2022 calendar year. Of these commitments, approximately 26 percent were for a drug offense—38 percent of these individuals were women and 24 percent were men. And those rates have the potential to be higher, research suggests an estimated 65 percent of the US prison population were under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the crime.

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) and the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC) continue to document the need for more substance abuse treatment for inmates, given that such a large proportion of state prisoners need substance abuse treatment.

The goals of the Ohio Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Initiative administered through The Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS) are:  1) To increase the number of residential treatment services and beds within jails, prisons, juvenile detention centers, and community correctional facilities, available for substance abusing offenders with high risk and needs; 2) To increase the number offenders assessed for their individual criminogenic and substance abuse needs, thereby increasing the number of offenders who receive evidence-based programming and treatment; and 3) To improve offender reentry to the community and aftercare services, through coordination between local resources and correctional institutions, thereby reducing recidivism.

Date Created: September 14, 2023