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U.S. Department of Justice: Second Chance Act Reentry Program for Adults with Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Disorders

Deadline: March 30, 2016

The Reentry Program for Adults with Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Disorders is designed to improve outcomes for adults with co-occurring substance use and mental disorders returning to communities after a period of incarceration. The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) recognizes that a significant number of individuals who are incarcerated and returning to the community have chronic substance use and mental disorders and are in need of treatment in order to successfully complete their supervision, reduce recidivism, and promote public safety. The coordination of substance abuse and mental health treatment with correctional planning can encourage participation in treatment and can help incorporate treatment goals into correctional supervision and supports.

Under this solicitation, BJA is seeking applications to implement or expand treatment programs for adults with co-occurring substance use and mental disorders during the reentry and community reintegration process, as well as expand and improve the screening and assessment for co-occurring disorders that takes place in jails and prisons. These programs should improve the provision of treatment for adults being treated for co-occurring substance use and mental disorders, focusing primarily on post-release programming for every program participant.

Amount: Up to eight awards of up to $650,000 each for an estimated total of $5,200,000 for a 36-month project period.

Eligibility: States, units of local government, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments.

Link: https://www.bja.gov/funding/SCACoOccurring16.pdf

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