No result found
Women's Recovery Services is an initiative of the Minnesota Department of Human Services Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division. Grantees across Minnesota provide treatment support and recovery services for pregnant and parenting women who have substance use disorders and their families. The evaluation, now in it's second round of grantees, includes process and outcome evaluations and a cost-benefit analysis. This report presents evaluation results from year two of the grant. It includes a description of the families served, services provided, and program outcomes.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation;
Outlines the Innovators Combating Substance Abuse program's model for exhibiting art by those in addiction recovery as a way to offer insight into substance abuse and recovery. With lessons learned and submissions, selection, and installation guidelines.
Network for the Improvement of Addiction Treatment;
Provides an overview of Second Life, an Internet-based virtual world, and summarizes discussions among addiction recovery experts about integrating virtual reality into behavioral treatment as a way to teach patients new responses to real environments.
University of Pennsylvania. School of Social Policy & Practice. The Center for High Impact Philanthropy;
Ths annual High Impact Giving Guide is designed to help donors make a bigger difference with their philanthropic gifts. This year it focused on organizations working with society's most vulnerable — and arguably forgotten — people: those recovering from substance abuse, hard-to-reach communities lacking basic healthcare, and students at various stages of life at risk of being left behind. In some cases, many of these individuals are considered the hardest to help. The programs and organizations we profile demonstrate daily that it can be done.
SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR);
SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) helps states and communities increase access to Social Security disability benefits for eligible adults who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and have a serious mental illness, medical impairment, and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder. Funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the SOAR Technical Assistance (TA) Center develops and provides systems planning, training, and technical assistance to support the implementation of SOAR nationwide.
Carsey School of Public Policy at The University of New Hampshire;
On November 14th, 2013, a consortium of organizations and interests sponsored All Walks of Life: A Statewide Conversation on Mental Health and Substance Abuse. Over 300 New Hampshire residents met in six different locations across the state to talk about their priorities, concerns, and ideas regarding mental health and substance abuse in New Hampshire. At the outset, the goals of this conversation were related both nationally and statewide: The three main goals of the National Dialogue: Get Americans talking about mental health to break down misperceptions and promote recovery and healthy communities Find innovative solutions to our mental health needs that are relevant to communities and that serve young people, in particular, Develop clear action steps to move forward in a way that complements existing local activities
Texas Department of Criminal Justice;
The mission of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) is to provide public safety, promote positive change in offender behavior, reintegrate offenders into society, and assist victims of crime. Many of these goals are accomplished through providing a rehabilitative environment for offenders. It has been a collaborative effort between TDCJ and the Texas Legislature to determine the programmatic needs of offenders and to ensure the agency has the resources to achieve the goal of successful reintegration of offenders. To ensure the effectiveness of rehabilitation programs and pursuant to a recommendation made by the Sunset Commission, TDCJ performs routine evaluations of rehabilitation programs to ensure the programs reduce offender reincarceration and parole revocations. This report summarizes the results of offenders who were released in Fiscal Year 2007 who completed one of the following rehabilitation tier programs; InnerChange Freedom Initiative (IFI), In-Prison Therapeutic Community (IPTC), Pre-Release Substance Abuse Program (PRSAP), Pre-Release Therapeutic Community (PRTC), Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative (SVORI), Sex Offender Education Program (SOEP), Sex Offender Treatment Program (SOTP) or the Substance Abuse Felony Punishment (SAFP) program. Most offenders who participate in the rehabilitation tier programs do so as a condition of release pursuant to a consideration given by the Board of Pardons and Paroles (BPP). Some programs allow for participants to be placed without a BPP vote. All participants of the programs are included in the study. Offenders in the SAFP program are on either probation or parole. District Court judges send probationers and the BPP sends parolees to SAFP. Successful completion of the program is a condition of their remaining on supervision. The descriptions of programs that head each section are current descriptions of the program. Some have changed slightly since FY 2007. The report provides a two and three year recidivism analysis (see methodology section) of offenders who completed each of the rehabilitation programs. An additional rehabilitation program, In-Prison Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) Recovery Program offenders was created in FY 2008. This program will be included in future recidivism reports when its program participants have been released for the requisite three years.
Prisoner Reentry Institute of John Jay College of Criminal Justice;
"Three-Quarter Houses: The View from the Inside" is the first systematic and comprehensive study of Three-Quarter Housing in New York City. The problem of housing New York City's most vulnerable individuals has given rise to a growing market of privately operated, for-profit residences known as Three-Quarter Houses. For all intents and purposes, these houses have become an informal extension of the City's apparatus for keeping vulnerable men and women off of the streets. Yet they lack any formal regulation or oversight, rendering the houses invisible to most citizens and policymakers.The report's findings are based on 317 known addresses and first-hand accounts of 43 current or recent residents of the houses. The report paints a harrowing picture of the conditions in these dwellings. The residents tend to be in the midst of major life transitions; most are returning home from jail or prison, recovering from short-term hospital or residential substance abuse treatment, battling with street homelessness, and/or struggling with unemployment, family crises, or medical issues. The houses are over-crowded, lack basic fire safety and health provisions, and are exploitative of their residents. And thousands of New Yorkers rely on them, prefer them to shelters, and desperately do not want them closed. The findings of PRI's research on Three-Quarter Houses are troubling indications of what occurs when the city's poorest and most marginalized individuals are left with no affordable or accessible housing options and must instead fend for themselves in an unregulated, informal housing market.The research was carried out by the Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) of John Jay College, in collaboration with MFY Legal Services, Inc., Neighbors Together, the Legal Action Center, and the Three-Quarter House Tenant Organizing Project, with technical assistance from the Furman Center of Real Estate and Public Policy.