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

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Lindsey Devers Ph.D.
Date Published
6 pages
This report covers four quarters of data collected from July 2011 to June 2012 for the Second Chance Act Co-occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Health Reentry Program grantee
Findings show that grantees, on average, admitted 69 percent of those deemed eligible for pre-release reentry programs; 802 participants were enrolled in pre-release reentry services, and 862 participants were enrolled in post-release services; the average rate across grantees of moderate- and high-risk participants admitted to the program was about 97 percent; thirty-eight percent of grantees reported giving bioassays to test for alcohol and drugs at intake; co-occurring treatment services were the most utilized service type, followed by cognitive-based services and pro-social services; and the successfully completion rate for participants exiting pre-release services averaged 74 percent and was 54 percent for those exiting post-release services. The Second Chance Act provides grants to State, local, and tribal governments to promote the safe and successful reintegration of individuals into the community after they are released from incarceration. Second Chance Act grantees are committed to help those in the reentry process by appropriately assessing risk and need and by offering individualized case plans and services.