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Chrysalis House Substance Abuse Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $175,000)

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 Chrysalis House, Inc., assist women recovering from substance abuse in developing the skills needed to lead sober, independent lives. The Chrysalis House will provide comprehensive programs that holistically address the physical, social, vocational, emotional, psychological, spiritual, family, and community needs of each woman it serves. Comprehensive treatment demands an individualized approach with treatment plans, goals, support and services customized to the needs of each woman. Treatment goals include: reduced substance abuse, reduced recidivism, increased employment, improved parental involvement, and the increased ability for each clients to become a productive member of society. The goal is to increase public safety and reduce the long-term costs associated with recidivism.


Date Created: September 19, 2010