Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $750,000)
The Improving Reentry for Adults with Co-occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Program is designed to improve access to and delivery of services to offenders with co-occurring substance abuse and mental illness when they leave incarceration to reenter the community. BJA recognizes that a significant number of these adult offenders are in need of treatment in order to successfully complete their supervision, which in turn will reduce recidivism and promote public safety. Coordination among corrections, substance abuse and mental health treatment providers, correctional health, and parole or probation enables the development of collaborative comprehensive case plans that address criminogenic risk, substance abuse, and mental health needs.
The purpose of the program is to increase corrections systems ability to address the needs of offenders with co-occurring substance abuse and mental illness in order to reduce recidivism, and improve public safety and public health.
The focus of the Improving Reentry for Adults with Co-occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Program is to provide standardized screening and assessment; collaborative comprehensive case management; and pre-and post-release programming that address criminogenic risk and needs, including mental illness and substance abuse.
The recipient will utilize grant funds for the Recovery Opportunities and Reentry Services (ROARS) program, which will provide treatment and reentry services to 200 offenders with co-occurring substance abuse and mental illness to improve their health outcomes and reduce recidivism. With the goal of reducing the recidivism rate among our target population in Bexar County, ROARS will be implemented in the Bexar County Adult Detention Center in San Antonio.
- City of New Haven BJA Community Based Violence Intervention and Prevention Initiative
- FY 23 South Carolina Crisis Intervention Program
- State Criminal Alien Assistance Program monies awarded to Curry County Detention Center will be used to assist in our physical plant areas of our ADC that will aid in preventive maintenance.