Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $490,639)
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.
Barton County, the administrative host of Central Kansas Community Corrections, will use funds to create a telemedicine partnership with standardized pre and post-assessments through the Solidarity Program. The project will serve approximately 50 high risk participants.