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No Wrong Door Residential and Intensive Continuing Care Project

Award Information

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Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $900,000)

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.

The County of Alachua County will support the Alachua County "No Wrong Door Residential and Intensive Continuing Care Program at the Alachua County Department of Court Services. The Department of Court Services will partner with a local non-profit mental health agency to augment current services for those in the criminal justice system by providing dedicated residential treatment beds and intensive continuing care services. The beds will provide short term care for substance abuse and co-occurring related disorders as well as intensive continuing care services to assist in transitioning clients into further services and re-entry into the community. The goal of the project is to improve the treatment capacity for those in the criminal justice system in Alachua County to effectively plan, manage, and allocate resources that encourage additional information sharing between the court services, treatment providers, and the judicial system. The target group will be adult males and females involved in the criminal justice system with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders.


Date Created: September 7, 2010