Category: SOAR

Promoting Reentry Success through Increased Access to Social Security Benefits

This publication from the American Jail Association examines how jails across the United States are implementing the Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) model, which is designed to help people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and have a serious mental illness with access to Social Security Administration disability benefits. …

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Register for Webinar: SOAR—A Reentry Tool for Individuals Involved in the Criminal Justice System

Hosted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) SOAR TA Center in partnership with the SAMHSA GAINS Center The Social Security Administration (SSA) disability benefit programs – Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSI/SSDI) can provide income and health insurance benefits to support a healthy return to communities for previously incarcerated individuals …

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Children on Sex Offender Registries

Children on Sex Offender Registries at Greater Risk for Suicide Attempts, Study Suggests Other risks include sexual assault, being approached by an adult for sex and mental health problems 12/6/2017 Johns Hopkins Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse The most troubling findings, the authors say, pertained to suicidal intent and victimization experiences. The study …

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Apply Now: SOAR Technical Assistance Program

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access and Recovery (SOAR) Technical Assistance Center is seeking applications from criminal justice agencies and institutions that have not yet participated in the federally sponsored SOAR Technical Assistance Program, which helps states and localities to expedite access to the Social Security Administration’s disability programs for people who …

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