Overview and Inventory of HHS Efforts to Assist Incarcerated and Reentering Individuals and their Families . Adult Criminal Justice Treatment Program (FY 08-11)

02/01/2011

Funding Mechanism:  Grant

Total Available Funding:  $4 million

Number of Awards:  10

Average Award Amount per Year:  $400,000

Length of Project Period:  3 years

Federal Partners:  None

Summary:  The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) funded ten grants in FY 2008 for Adult Criminal Justice Treatment projects. This program is designed to address gaps in substance abuse treatment services for adult individuals involved with the criminal justice system by supporting rapid and strategic responses to demands for substance abuse (including alcohol and drug) treatment services in communities with serious, emerging drug problems as well as communities with innovative solutions to unmet needs. The purpose of this program is to expand and/or enhance the community’s ability to provide a comprehensive, integrated, and community-based response to a targeted, well-documented substance abuse treatment capacity problem and/or improve the quality and intensity or services for adult individuals in the community who are involved with the criminal justice system. To address the broad needs of this population, SAMHSA seeks to increase substance abuse treatment and recovery services for persons who are substance-involved, substance-dependent, have a substance abuse disorder or a co-occurring disorder, and are involved in community justice systems.

Background:  The Adult Criminal Justice Treatment (ACJT) grants are for adults who are under a form of the judicial or community justice supervision and who are screened and assessed as substance-involved and/or have been diagnosed with a substance abuse disorder or co-occurring disorders of substance abuse and mental health. These individuals must be under the supervision of the judiciary or community justices/corrections agencies (such as probation, parole, community corrections). SAMHSA funds treatment and recovery services for individuals in the community. Therefore, funding cannot be used for providing services to incarcerated populations (defined as those persons in jails, prison, detention facilities or in custody where they are not free to move about in the community). The ACJT grant programs is one of SAMHSA’s services grant programs. SAMHSA’s services grants are designed to address the gaps in substance abuse services and/or to increase the ability of states, localities, tribes, urban Indian centers and/or tribal organizations to help the specific populations or geographic areas with serious, emerging substance abuse problems. For example, a community might seek and Adult Criminal Justice Treatment grant to add state-of-the-art treatment approaches or new services to address the emerging trends or unmet need (e.g., intensive case management and referral to services to address related HIV, tuberculosis, hepatitis B and C, and other primary health care needs of substance abusing clients) and other co-occurring issues (substance abuse and mental health).

Grantees City State Total Award
Grantees:
EAC, INC. Hempstead NY $1,200,000
SPAN, INC. Boston MA $1,200,000
SPECIALIZED TREATMENT EDUC/PREV/SRVCS Orlando FL $1,057,604
CENTER FOR COMMUNITY ALTERNATIVES, INC. New York NY $1,200,000
OAKLAND FAMILY SERVICES Pontiac MI $1,199,815
PINELLAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE Largo FL $1,176,847
CENTERSTONE COMMUNITY MENTAL HLTH CNTRS Nashville TN $1,200,000
VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA OF LOS ANGELES Los Angeles CA $1,200,000
NORTH COUNTY SERENITY HOUSE, INC. Escondido CA $1,200,000
STAND, INC. Decatur GA $1,200,000

Evaluation Activities:  This discretionary grant program is not designated for an external evaluation study. Each grantee is responsible for performance measurement utilizing GPRA client level data administered at intake, six-month, and release from treatment mileposts. Additionally, each grantee is responsible for assessing performance using basic process and outcomes questions.

Future Prospects:  The FY 2011 President’s budget requests $3,177,000 for the continuation of a new three-year cycle of grants.

Contact:

Ken Robertson
Team Leader, Criminal Justice Programs
Division of Services Improvement, Center for Substance Abuse
Phone: (240) 276-1621
Email: Kenneth.Roberson@samhsa.hhs.gov

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