Office of Drug Control Policy
Lt. Governor Pence and Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy awarding nearly $500,000 for Community Corrections Recovery Programs
Frankfort, KY – Lieutenant Governor Pence, who also serves as the Secretary for the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, announced today the Office of Drug Control Policy has awarded nearly $500,000 in Community Corrections Recovery Pilot Program grants. Eight detention centers across the state will be receiving funds.
The money is allocated to help establish programs, financial policy and administrative guidance for full-service local correctional/detention facilities, which will provide substance abuse treatment programs for inmates, parolees, shock probationers and Halfway Back participants.
“We cannot just be tough on crime; we also need to be smart on crime,” said Lt. Governor Pence. “It is not enough to lock people up and throw away the key. If we invest resources while they are incarcerated in helping them prepare to re-enter society, providing job training and treatment for substance abuse, for example, we make our communities safer by reducing the chance ex-prisoners will return to a life of crime.”
“We must end the revolving door. We are releasing offenders from prison, only to have them go back out and re-offend because they are still drug addicts,” said Teresa Barton, executive director of ODCP. “The plan to focus on treatment, prevention-education and law enforcement is long overdue.”
Daviess, Hardin, Kenton, Marion and Mason Counties will use funds to enhance their existing jail treatment programs. Breckinridge, Pike and Powell Counties will pilot new substance abuse programs.
2006 Community Corrections Recovery Program Grants
Detention Center Awards
Breckinridge County - $65,000
Daviess County - $30,000
Hardin County (female) - $175,000
Kenton County - $25,000
Marion County - $54,220
Mason County - $25,000
Pike County - $60,753
Powell County - $65,000