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A Safe Haven Foundation Comprehensive Substance Abuse Services to Ex-Offenders

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

The Congressionally Recommended Awards Program, authorized by the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects recommended by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-117, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 2010 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY2010 Department of Justice Appropriations Act.

A Safe Haven Foundation (ASHF) will use funding for its Comprehensive Substance Abuse Services to Ex-Offenders initiative. ASHF will provide a continuum of care by offering comprehensive integrated services for participants recovering from alcoholism and/or substance abuse. Participants will be admitted after assessment with the goal of utilizing individualized case management services and service plans to transition ex-offenders to sustainable long-term housing and recovery. Other services will include health and wellness screening, food and transportation, and job and life skills training. Plans are to serve 120 ex-offenders during the year, and participation will be for a 90 day period.


Date Created: September 7, 2010