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Comprehensive Regional Adult Forensic Treatment (CRAFT)

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $233,350)

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.

Cameron Elk Mental Health & Mental Retardation organization and their project partners have developed a comprehensive, holistic treatment model which will address the needs of the co-occurring offender population in the project area. The grant funds will be used for a Comprehensive Regional Adult Forensic Treatment (CRAFT) project. The target population will include inmates returning to their home communities from the local and state prisons who have co-morbid mental health and substance abuse issues. Participating offenders will be provided a wide array of services, including: pre-employment training, targeted mental health services, drug and alcohol treatment, housing support, health monitoring, family support, and out-patient treatment. Specifically, the SCA funds will be expended for staff salaries and benefits, travel/training, professional contracts for services, phones, rental subsidies, and utilities.


Date Created: August 30, 2010