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NCJ Number: 250450 Find in a Library
Title: Biannual Grantee Feedback Report, April-September 2015: Second Chance Act (SCA) Targeting Adults with Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders
Author(s): Daniel K. Pryce Ph.D.; Finesse Moreno-Rivera M.A.
Corporate Author: CSR Incorporated
United States of America
Date Published: October 2016
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
CSR Incorporated
Arlington, VA 22201
Contract Number: GS-10F-0114L
Sale Source: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Grants and Funding; Legislation/Policy Description; Program/Project Description; Report (Annual/Periodic); Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Technical Assistance); Statistics
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This Biannual Grantee Feedback Report for April-September 2015 presents grantee data for programs that target persons with co-occurring substance-use and mental health disorders who are preparing for or have been released from a prison or jail, with funding provided under the Federal Second Chance Act (SCA), which authorizes funding for services and programs by States, local governments, and tribal entities for the purpose of providing programs and services for persons reentering communities after incarceration.
Abstract: SCA funding for programs that treat persons with co-occurring substance-use and mental disorders provides for treatment and reentry services tailored for these disorders. All grantees must certify that any treatment program proposed will be clinically appropriate and will provide comprehensive integrated substance use and mental disorder treatment. Grantee data for the period preceding the current report (April-September 2014) indicate that 1,224 new participants were enrolled in the program (768 pre-release and 456 post-release). For the period of the current report (April-September 2015), the number of new participants increased slightly to 1,274 (792 pre-release and 482 post-release), a 4-percent increase. During the first half of FY 2015, 89 percent (140 participants) of all post-release participants who successfully completed the program were classified as either moderate risk or high risk for recidivism. In the second half of FY 2015, the number increased to 96 percent (148 participants). Overall, the completion rates for SCA Co-occurring Program participants were 80 percent (pre-release) and 72 percent (post-release). Training and technical assistance provided for program staff in order to improve program outcomes are described. 9 figures and 4 tables
Main Term(s): Grants or contracts
Index Term(s): BJA Grant-related Documents; BJA Resources; Drug treatment programs; Federal legislation; Offender mental health services; Performance Measures; Post-release programs; Prerelease programs; Reentry
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