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Program Performance Report: Second Chance Act - Targeting Offenders with Co-occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Health Grant Program, July 2011-March 2012

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This report provides information on data collected for the Co-Occurring Second Chance Act grantees for the period July 2011 through March 2012.
Key findings from this report on data collected by Co-Occurring Second Chance Act grantees for the period July 2011 through March 2012 include the following: on average, grantees admitted 78 percent of those deemed eligible for pre-release reentry programs, with a total of 509 participants enrolled in pre-release reentry services and 639 participants enrolled in post-release services; across all grantees, the average rate of moderate- and high-risk participants admitted to the program was about 96 percent; 42 percent of grantees reported giving bioassays to participants at intake to test for alcohol and drugs; co-occurring treatment services were the most utilized service type, followed by cognitive-based services and pro-social services; and the successful completion rate averaged 76 percent for participants exiting pre-release services and 42 percent for those exiting post-release services. This report highlights data collected from programs awarded funding in fiscal year 2011 under the Co-Occurring Second Chance Act to target offenders with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health problems. The goals of the Second Chance Act which was signed into law in 2007, are to use validated assessment instruments to screen and identify offenders for participation in reentry programs; implement a transition plan that includes both pre-release and post-release services for these offenders; provide treatment and other services to the offenders; support offenders with case management to monitor reintegration efforts; and reduce recidivism. The funds are provided to programs developed by States, local, and tribal governments to help them address the growing population of offenders returning to their communities. Tables and figures