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Alaska Native Justice Center''s Yagheli ten (Good Trails) Adult Reentry Program

Award Information

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Competitive Discretionary
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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $650,000)

The Second Chance Act of 2007 provides a comprehensive response to the increasing number of people who are released from prison, jail and returning to communities, including resources to address the myriad of needs of these offenders to achieve a successful return to their communities. Section 201 of the Second Chance Act authorizes federal awards to states, units of local government, and Indian tribes to improve the provision of treatment to adult offenders in prisons and jails during the period of incarceration and through the completion of parole or other court supervision after release into the community.

The goal of Section 201 of the Second Chance Act is to provide support to eligible applicants for the development and implementation of comprehensive and collaborative strategies that address the challenges posed by reentry to increase public safety and reduce recidivism. The objectives of this program are to provide offenders with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders with appropriate evidence-based services—including addressing individual criminogenic needs—based on a reentry plan that relies on a risk and needs assessment that reflects the risk of recidivism for that offender. This includes treating co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders in prison and jail programs, providing recovery support services, reentry planning and programming, and post-release treatment and aftercare programming in the community through the completion of parole or court supervision.

The Alaska Native Justice Center will utilize funds towards the Yagheli Ten (Good Trails) Project. The goals of the project are to (1) develop a collaborative multi-agency care coordination process linking participants to evidence-based treatment and community-based services; (2) improve client outcomes to sustain long-term recovery and maintain a life in the community free from incarceration and substance abuse; and (3) reduce the re-offence rate among program clients. This program will serve pre- and post-release adult male and female Alaska Native/American Indian offenders with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders within the 3rd Judicial District, Anchorage.


Date Created: September 19, 2016