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Lucas County Reentry Program

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $649,987)

Training: Local training is lacking on Trauma-informed care. Grant partner staff and institutional staff would be better prepared to assist individuals with co-occurring disorders, with this added knowledge of how trauma impacts the behavior. Grant partners are proposing contracting with PRA to provide their unique Train the Trainer training on trauma-informed care. This is a two-day training focused on trauma and its impact on a population with co-occurring disorders. In addition, as the Train the Trainer training is limited in size, grant partners would like to provide PRA’s four-hour trauma-informed training to others at the referral institutions who do not take part in the two-day training. The same day as the four-hour training is offered a trauma-informed training will be offered to local judges in Lucas County. Having the opportunity to do a very comprehensive system-wide training will improve outcomes for individuals entering the system in the future. The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council has worked with Policy Research Associates (PRA) as they have provided technical assistance (TA) to our community as part of the MacArthur Safety + Justice challenge to reduce the overreliance on jails in which Lucas County is a core site. The TA included regularly scheduled check-in calls to learn about the work being done in Lucas County and to connect us to appropriate resources. PRA assisted our community in updating our Sequential Intercept Map (SIM) in 2019 which identified a need for trauma-informed trainings.

Date Created: September 19, 2016