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Integrated Treatment Program for Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Disorders

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Competitive Discretionary
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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $649,906)

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 this program is to reduce recidivism and improve public safety and public health by providing screening, assessment, and pre- and post-release treatment for individuals with co-occurring substance use and mental disorders. This includes increasing screening and assessment for criminogenic risk and needs, substance use, and mental disorders in jails and prisons, improving the provision of integrated treatment to adults with co-occurring substance use and mental disorders pre- and post-release from incarceration, and developing reentry case plans that incorporate the results for risk and needs assessment, substance use disorders, and mental disorders to develop supervision program components.

The grantee will use award funds to implement an integrated, evidence-based program for offenders suffering from co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders (CODs). The grantee will coordinate with state agencies (Education, Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services, Health, etc.) as well as community-based organizations that provide important services (housing, substance abuse treatment, counseling, job training, employment, education, basic needs). The program goal is to help to break the cycle of substance use, criminal behavior, and incarceration among high-risk offenders and reduce the 3-year recidivism rate of participants. The target population for this project is high-risk male offenders in Protective Custody (PC). Through this initiative, over three years, approximately 200 high risk offenders will receive evidence-based, integrated treatment through a 3-phase Modified Therapeutic Community (MTC) established at the Bledsoe Correctional Complex.


Date Created: September 21, 2017