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Cherokee Nation Outcomes-based Contracting to Provide Recovery Housing

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $2,499,534)

The FY 2020 Second Chance Act Pay for Success Initiative: Outcomes-based Contracting To Lower Recidivism and Address Substance Use Disorders Through Reentry and Housing Services Program (Pay for Success Program) is outcomes-based programming that ties payment for services to reaching agreed upon goals. Under the Pay for Success Program, services that may be purchased include permanent supportive and recovery housing, as well as other types of reentry services which are tailored to individuals leaving incarceration, particularly those with substance use disorders.

The overall goal of this opportunity is to enhance public safety, lower recidivism, and improve the lives of those coming out of the criminal justice system.

The objectives of this program are as follows: 1) enter into outcomes-based contracts to provide evidence-based, high quality recovery housing to formerly incarcerated individuals who have a substance use disorder; 2) manage the outcomes-based recovery housing contract, including data and report collection, regular metric and outcome reviews between governments and service providers, on-and off-site monitoring, outcomes validation, and incentive payment approvals; and 3)ensure government staff and service providers have adequate training on SCA OBC procurement, recovery housing, data collection, and outcomes validation.

The Cherokee Nation will use award funds to implement a reentry program to reduce recidivism and address substance use disorders among previously incarcerated individuals who reside within the 14 counties of Cherokee Nation by providing education, employment, and supportive services in partnership with recovery housing. The Reentry Program will enter into and manage outcomes-based recovery housing contracts, including data and report collection, regular metrics and outcome reviews between the tribe and housing service providers, and on-and off-site monitoring and outcomes validation through current programs, processes, and capacities.


Date Created: October 22, 2020