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Aftercare Community Treatment (ACT)

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $4,946,732)

The State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Program: Combating Criminal Narcotics Activity Stemming from the Southern border of the United States under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 is designed to provide resources for hiring, retention, assistance, and equipment to local law enforcement along the Southern border and in High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas in order to combat criminal narcotics activity stemming from the Southern border of the United States. For the purpose of this solicitation, the term 'criminal narcotics activity' includes all drugs controlled by the Controlled Substance Act 21 USC Section 801.

Under Category I: Combating Criminal Narcotics Activity, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Community Justice Assistance Division (TDCJ-CJAD) will use its grant funds to reduce and prevent criminal narcotics activity through the use of aftercare programs for probationers who have successfully completed residential substance abuse treatment programs. In order to enhance the capacity of community corrections in Texas and enhance the probability of successful completion of community supervision, Southern Border funds will support the following: 35 new jobs in the field of community supervision and aftercare substance abuse treatment including; 22 new community supervision officers; 10 aftercare treatment counselors; 3 TDCJ-CJAD staff; and contracts for up to 20 aftercare counselors. In addition, funds will pay for aftercare treatment for up to 2,577 clients on probation across 13 community supervision and corrections departments.


Date Created: August 25, 2009