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SAMHSA Awards More Than $28.7 Million for Grants to Help People Transition from the Criminal Justice System to the Community
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) today announced that it is awarding more than $28.7 million in funding for up to three years to provide substance abuse treatment and related recovery support services to juvenile and adult offenders returning to the community from incarceration.
Organizations receiving funding under the Offender Reentry Program are expected to plan, develop and provide a successful transition from incarceration to community-based substance abuse treatment and recovery support services for people in need, beginning in the correctional or juvenile facilities – before release.
"Treating substance abuse and providing recovery support services is the key to breaking the well known cycle between incarceration and drug abuse,” said SAMHSA Acting Administrator, Eric Broderick, D.D.S., M.P.H. "This program provides a solid foundation for people working to restart their lives and become productive members of the community."
The grants awarded under the Offender Reentry Program are projected to be funded up to $400,000 per year for three years. The actual award amounts are subject to the availability of funding as well as the progress achieved by the grantees. The 24 grantees are:
For additional information about SAMHSA grants go to: http://www.samhsa.gov/Grants/ .
SAMHSA is a public health agency within the Department of Health and Human Services. The agency is responsible for improving the accountability, capacity and effectiveness of the nation's substance abuse prevention, addictions treatment, and mental health services delivery system.
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