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Jail-Based Substance Abuse Assessment and Treatment Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $553,735)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program (Byrne Discretionary Program) helps local communities improve the capacity of local justice systems and provides for national support efforts. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 08 Congressional Budget. Funds should be used for purposes recommended by Congress.

The Iowa Department of Public Health, Division of Health Promotion and Addictive Behaviors will support the Iowa Jail-Based Substance Abuse Treatment Project (J-BT Project). They will provide in-jail and out-patient substance abuse and criminal thinking treatment services for nonviolent offenders in Polk, Scott, and Story Counties. The Iowa Division of Health Promotion and Addictive Behaviors use cognitive-behavioral therapy along with case management and extensive community and correctional support to provide offenders successful community reentry. The primary goal of the J-BT Project is to reduce the rates of relapse and recidivism for offenders who begin substance abuse treatment in the county jails.


Date Created: September 22, 2008