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Mahoning County Substance Abuse Interventions and Treatment Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $89,435)

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 County of Mahoning will ensure that each participant in the Mahoning County Felony Drug Court program receives the appropriate level of treatment, including those who are medically indigent. The primary objective of the program is to provide participants the treatment necessary to understand the nature and consequences of addiction and the tools required to ensure that they will no longer engage in criminal behavior. The program has three phases: 1) Treatment, which addresses treatment needs and urgent life domain issues (e.g., emergency housing); 2) Life Skills, which addresses longer term issues, such as developing a support network and finding independent housing and employment; and 3) Transition, which assists participants in establishing lifelong goals and transitioning to their external support network. The minimum length of stay in the program is one year, with a requirement of six continuous months of sobriety.


Date Created: September 8, 2008