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U.S. Department of Justice: Second Chance Act Reentry Program for Adult Offenders with Co – Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Health Disorders

Deadline: March 18, 2014

The goal of the Reentry Program for Adult Offenders with Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Health Disorders is to increase the screening and assessment that takes place during incarceration as well as improve the provision of treatment to adults with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders after incarceration, to reduce the use of alcohol and other drugs by long-term substance abusers with co-occurring disorders during and after the transition from incarceration to the community, and to reduce recidivism among program participants.

Under this solicitation, the Bureau of Justice Assistance is seeking applications to implement or expand treatment programs for adults with co-occuring substance abuse and mental health 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 the jails and prisons. These programs should improve the provision of treatment for adults (18+) being treated for co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders, focusing primarily on post-release programming for every program participant.

Funds may be used for screening and assessing co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders while in prison or jail, for providing preliminary treatment for co-occurring disorders, providing recovery support services, reentry planning and programming, and post-release treatment and aftercare programming in the community through the completion of parole or court supervision. Applicants should focus on providing a continuum of care model. Applicants should examine their systems closely for gap s based on this model, and request funds where they are most needed to ensure this continuum of care model with an emphasis on the provision of post-release treatment.

Amount: Awards will be made of up to $600,000 each for a 24-month project period.

Eligibility: States, units of local government, and federally-recognized Indian tribes.

Link: https://www.bja.gov/Funding/14SCACoOccurringDisordersSol.pdf

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