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Delaware Reentry I-ADAPT

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
New Castle County
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $500,000)

The Second Chance Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-199) provides a comprehensive response to the increasing number of people who are released from prison and jail into communities and the subsequent challenges communities face as offenders attempt to reintegrate into society. The Second Chance Act Prisoner Reentry Initiative provides funding to state and local governments and federally recognized Indian tribes for demonstration projects to promote the safe and successful reintegration into the community of individuals who have been incarcerated. Funded demonstration projects will use validated and dynamic assessment tools to determine the risks and needs of offenders. Projects will provide offenders in prisons or jails with all necessary services to facilitate reentry into the community. In addition, the projects will develop procedures to ensure that dangerous felons are not released from prison prematurely and provide services that address treatment needs and protect communities against dangerous offenders Allowable uses of funds to enhance a successful transition include: pre-release assessment and case planning, mentoring, housing, education, substance abuse treatment, mental health treatment, services to enhance family reunification, job training and readiness, and post-release case management and supervision.

Delaware Criminal Justice Council will use the FY 2010 grant funds for the Individual Assessment, Discharge and Planning Team (I-ADAPT) project. The Delaware Department of Correction will provide a contractual staff person to assist with the I-ADAPT process and case planning, and increasing pre and post release sex offender treatment options. The I-ADAPT assistant will coordinate monthly meetings and maintain transition plans/progress records for 300 individuals. The sex offender programs will be selected within 3 months of award and 18 additional sex offender treatment groups will be conducted. The I-ADAPT(s) will be responsible for the case management of the clients, including client needs assessments, ensuring compliance and progress with the individualized transition plans, maintaining referral and available services reference list, and overall streamlining of reentry process. The overall evaluation approach will rely on collaboration between the Center for Drug and Alcohol Studies at the University of Delaware (CDAS) evaluation team and I-ADAPT. The CDAS team will provide oversight, data resources and evaluation expertise.


Date Created: September 6, 2010