Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $1,599,686)
The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office is applying under Category 1:
Locally Driven Responses to the Opioid Epidemic and Subcategory 1a - a service area with a
population of over 500,000. This application supports a jail-based project in Arapahoe County.
The proposed initiative will allow the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office to expand evidencebased
substance use treatment and peer recovery support services to individuals in custody and
provide critical reentry needs such as transitional housing and peer recovery support services.
These services are essential to supporting treatment engagement. The proposed project addresses COSSUP’s allowable use of implementing evidence-based substance use disorder treatment related to opioids, stimulants, and other drugs and recovery support services for pre-trial and post-trial populations leaving jail. Deliverables include providing discharge planning for 750
detention center residents over the life of the grant, providing transitional housing for 262
indigent detention residents transitioning from the detention facility to the community over the
life of the grant, and providing virtual peer recovery support services to up to 503 individuals as
they transition from the detention facility to the community.