Category: co-occurring disorders

Jan 04

Douglas County, Oregon Commissioners Sign ‘Stepping Up’ Resolution

KPIC By KPIC News Staff The Douglas County Commissioners signed a resolution supporting a call to action to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in the county jail. “Stepping Up to Reduce the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in the Jails” is a national initiative, the county says. To date, 17 counties …

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Dec 05

Apply Now: Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity in Family Treatment Drug Courts Grant

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment is seeking applications for FY 2018 Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity in Family Treatment Drug Courts. The purpose of the program is to expand substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services in existing family treatment drug courts, which use the family treatment …

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Nov 06

Apply Now: Sequential Intercept Mapping Workshops Focusing on Reentry and Community Corrections

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation is seeking applications from communities interested in developing integrated strategies to better identify and respond to the needs of adults with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders in contact with the criminal justice system. Selected communities will participate in Sequential …

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Sep 01

Addiction, Mental Health Clinic Will Open This Fall in Columbia, PA

Lancaster Online By Susan Baldrige  A new outpatient clinic that will treat both addiction and mental health issues is opening in Columbia this fall, according to the director of Lancaster County’s Drug and Alcohol Commission, Rick Kastner. “It’s treatment for co-occurring disorders,” Kastner said. “Someone could be an alcoholic with emotional issues or someone could …

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Jul 19

County Making “Progress” to Keep People with Mental Illness out of Jail

East County Magazine By José A. Álvarez The County Board of Supervisors this week adopted a new alternative custody program that will help inmates with a mental illness re-enter the community. Programming for Reentry, Support and Stability, or PROGRESS, will address the mental health of sentenced offenders in an alternative custody setting. The County Probation Department, …

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Apr 19

From Jailhouse to Coffeehouse, SCA-Funded Program Supports Omahans During and After Incarceration

By Ashleigh Fryer, CSG Justice Center Several days after Cortney was arrested on drug charges in October 2016, she called her mother from Nebraska’s Douglas County Correctional Center. They hadn’t been in contact since a police task force came to her mother’s home to arrest Courtney. As the two spoke, the fear Cortney recalled seeing …

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