Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $899,972)
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.
Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation & Reentry will use funds to open a Therapeutic Community unit, at a prison to be determined, to provide treatment and pro-social supports for inmates who are within a year of release. Participants will link to treatment and enhanced support following reentry. The target population will be inmates with a substance use disorder. Priority will be given to those with moderate to severe substance use disorders with opiate, alcohol, and amphetamine use disorders. Approximately 315 inmates will be served.