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22nd JDC Washington Parish Interventional Services Hub

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $568,750)

The 22JDC has attempted to address the needs of those justice-involved individuals who exhibit SUD, mental illness (MI)/SMI, or COD through its specialty courts, focusing its efforts on expanding its suite of services to include adult drug court, sobriety court, family preservation court, veterans treatment court, behavioral health court, and reentry court. After years of stakeholder self-study, local leadership determined that focus on ensuring increasing access to services in Washington will greatly reduce disparities that exist in the justice-involved population with SMI/COD. This grant seeks to enhance the capacity of coordinated community services for qualified adult individuals with SUD/SMI/COD – a project called 22nd JDC Washington Parish Interventional Services Hub (WISH). Without Federal funding, these investments in training and coordination would come about much more slowly. The stakeholders want to take advantage of recent inertia (e.g., the new clinic) for lasting change in an often-neglected part of Louisiana.

Date Created: December 16, 2021