Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $900,000)
The Improving Reentry for Adults with Substance Use Disorders Program improves provision of services to offenders with substance use disorders when they leave incarceration to reenter the community, which in turn will help to reduce recidivism, promote public safety and recovery.
The purpose of the program is to enhance corrections systems ability to address the substance use treatment needs of offenders in order to reduce recidivism, promote recovery, and, in the process, to improve public safety and public health.
The New Jersey Reentry Corporation will use funds to provide reentry services to include:(1) individualized care; (2) integrated medical, mental and behavioral health services in conjunction with Medicaid Assisted Treatment; (3) a seamless continuity of care; and (4) personalized long-term care, including through the use of a peer recovery support model. The project is projected to serve over 750 reentrants.