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Kennebec Regional Reentry Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $750,000)

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.

Kennebec County will use FY 2010 SCA grant funds for the implementation of the Kennebec Regional Reentry Project (KRRP), a focused transition and reentry program. The KRRP will provide enhanced reentry support for 360 high-risk inmates (annually) who are participants in the substance abuse/co-occurring disorders and criminogenic risk treatment program at the Kennebec County Correctional Facility (KCCF). Transition and reentry services will commence upon acceptance into the program and will continue up to six months post release; with particular focus on criminogenic risk factors, transitional housing, employment, community-based integrated health treatment and restorative justice mentoring and support.


Date Created: September 13, 2010