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City of Kent Corrections Facility Substance Abuse Treatment Project

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $24,311)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states, tribes, and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice for any one or more of the following purpose areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

The county of Kent will utilize its Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $24,311 for substance abuse treatment and education at the City of Kent Corrections Facility (CKCF). The CKCF will offer group relapse prevention treatment and chemical dependency education to inmates. CKCF supports reentry programs that help develop and assist offenders with transitioning from jail to the community and becoming productive citizens. This program supervises offenders on electronic home detention, work release, work time credit, and day detention. Additional programs have been developed to help offenders with skills and referrals for employment. These programs together help prevent inmates from committing future crimes and returning to jail.


Date Created: August 26, 2008