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Project Reentry SUD Treatment & Recovery

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $1,124,990)

The Offender Aid and Restoration of Arlington County Inc. (OARA) and National Capital Treatment and Recovery (NCTR) will deliver trauma, gender, and culturally informed mental health counseling and recovery support services to 120 adults with substance use disorders (SUD) during incarceration or upon reentry into the community over four years. NCTR will deliver pre-release, post-release, outpatient, medication-assisted, and residential SUD treatment services. OARA will provide recovery support services, including transition and case planning, vocational workshops, financial assistance, peer support, support groups, and counseling. This project will complement OARA’s 2022-2025 Second Chance Reentry grant by offering substance use treatment to eligible participants.

William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center (ADC) and the Arlington County Detention Facility (ACDF) are medium-security facilities in Northern Virginia. MOUS are provided. Approximately 30% of OARA participants have SUD (alcohol, opioid, marijuana); 20% have a co-occurring condition such as anxiety, depression, or a mood disorder. OARA reentry participants are primarily Black (70%), Latine/x/o/Indigenous (8%), and multiracial (6%) people. Based on experience, all have no or lower income (below $17,000/ year), about 40% of participants have graduated from high school, 60% are unhoused before or after leaving the detention facility, and 80% experience poverty.

Virginia's recidivism rate is 23 percent. OARA defines recidivism as being reconvicted and reincarcerated with a new sentence.

Corrections conducts medical, substance use, and mental health screenings with each individual when they enter the facility. OARA conducts the Offender Screening Tool (OST), risk-need-responsivity assessments, the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test; DAST-10 Questionnaire; Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale; the Patient Health Questionnaire; and the Life Events Checklist. NCTR will complete the accredited assessment of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, the Patient Health Questionaire-9, and the General Anxiety Disorder-7.

Knowledge Advisory Group is the selected evaluator. They will conduct data reporting, outcomes, process evaluation, and deliver an evaluation report.

Date Created: September 25, 2023