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Lucas County Reentry Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

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

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 servicesincluding addressing individual criminogenic needsbased 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 recipient will use award funds to implement a program reaching 100 150 medium to high-risk offenders, with Co-Occurring Disorders returning to Lucas County from Ohio prisons, via the local halfway houses transitional control program and the Transfer Treatment Program. The program will offer individuals both pre and post release services, with the two critical components being case management and peer-mentoring. The implementation phase will include the following: 1) use ORAS, an actuarial-based instrument for reentry planning; 2) use COG curriculum to target criminogenic needs that affect recidivism (including training of new staff); 3) sustained case management in the community; 4) peer-mentoring utilizing Life Coaches; 5) civil legal assistance to program participants; 6) assistance with Medicaid enrollment; and 7) educational and employment services. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 19, 2016