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Floyd County Family-Based Prisoner Substance Abuse Treatment Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $300,000)

The Second Chance Act (Pub. L. 110-199) provides a comprehensive response to the increasing number of parents who are incarcerated as well as their families. Research has shown that children may benefit from maintaining healthy relationships with their incarcerated parents. Section 113 of the Second Chance Act authorizes grants to states, units of local government, and Indian tribes to improve the provision of substance abuse treatment within prison and jails and after reentry for inmates who have minor children and also includes outreach to families and provision of treatment and other services to children and other family members of participant inmates. The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) will fund eligible applicants to plan, implement, or expand such treatment programs.

The Family-Based Prisoner Substance Abuse Treatment Program enhances the capability of states and tribes to provide substance abuse treatment for incarcerated parents; prepares offenders for their reintegration into the communities from which they came by incorporating reentry planning activities into treatment programs; and assists offenders and their communities through the reentry process through the delivery of community-based treatment and other broad-based aftercare services. Projects will provide prison-based substance abuse treatment and parenting programs for incarcerated parents of minor children, as well as treatment and other services to the participating offenders minor children and family members. Programming must be targeted to inmates with minor children and include services for these inmates, their minor children, and other family members. By law, no less that 5 percent of the funds available for the Family-Based Substance Abuse Treatment Program will be used for grants to Indian Tribes.

The Floyd County Fiscal Court (FCFC) will use funds to implement the Family-Based Prisoner Substance Abuse Treatment Program for 100 inmates who have minor children and substance abuse issues as well as services for these children and other family members during the 24- month project period. Funding will provide standard inmate assessments (Psychosocial and Family Needs Assessments), evidence-based substance abuse treatment (RDAP) coupled with cognitive-based programming (RDAP modules) and parenting classes (Partners in Parenting); comprehensive discharge planning and community-based services (including continuing RDAP in outpatient substance abuse treatment) well as establishment of evaluation protocols to capture program outcomes and integrate with Kentucky's substance abuse data collection system. The primary goals of the program are to increase public safety and reduce recidivism in Floyd County. The targeted objectives for program development and implementation are to: 1) ensure that project implementation and evaluation adhere to objectives and facilitate continuous quality improvement; 2) improve substance abuse treatment within the FCDC by providing comprehensive assessment and evidence-based services; and 3) improve discharge planning by coordinating comprehensive community-based substance abuse treatment and wraparound services for offenders and their children and families. The University of Kentucky School of Social Work will conduct the project performance assessment which will focus on GPRA measures, parent/child outcomes, implementation (process evaluation) and achievement of project objectives, client satisfaction, and continuous quality improvement.


Date Created: September 7, 2010