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Family Supports for Treatment and Reentry Success: Center for Family Success

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

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.

Multnomah County will use the grant funds for the Family Supports for Treatment and Reentry Success project that will assist 40 offenders with substance abuse histories. The goal of the project will be to help participants to successfully return to their communities through the provision of outreach and services. The services will be extended to participants and to their minor children, other family members, and the children's caregivers. The project will build and benefit from existing treatment and transition efforts. Eligible individuals will participate in prison-based residential substance abuse treatment programs. After release, offender parents will participate in transition planning and supports provided by the Multnomah County Department of Community Justice will as an in-kind activity. This will include probation and parole planning and monitoring, and services including substance abuse treatment, housing, employment and other needed supports.


Date Created: September 19, 2010