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Kentucky Department of Corrections Launches New Aftercare Program for Inmates in Recovery
By bereaonline.com
Published: 07/10/2019

Kentucky Justice Secretary John Tilley joined with the state Department of Corrections (DOC) today to announce the first ever aftercare program within a Kentucky prison, providing a new system of support, mentoring and peer accountability for offenders in recovery from a substance use disorder.

The innovative program, known as SOAR (Supporting Others in Active Recovery), focuses on relapse prevention, education, and reentry skills based on the Therapeutic Community Model, a group-based, residential approach to treating substance abuse. The evidence-based strategy seeks to reduce recidivism and set the stage for long-term recovery before inmates return to communities.

With a commitment to sober living, participants live together in a single dormitory located at Northpoint Training Center, a medium-custody prison in central Kentucky. The goal is to provide a steady continuation of care as inmates complete their sentences along with other programs and curriculum.

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Comments:

  1. Madison Manning on 01/13/2020:

    That Aftercare Program launched by the Kentucky Department of Corrections is bringing very positive changes in the life of inmates who are recovering. Students should prefer to hire best dissertation writing services to get satisfied results. My friend has fully recovered now because of this program.


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