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Latah County and the Latah Recovery Center in Moscow received a grant of nearly $ 200,000 to help Idaho inmates with substance use disorders return to their communities.

According to a press release from Latah County, the grant of $ 198,104 is from the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and will fund a full-time case manager to work with clients to apply for education, employment or housing services.

It will also help the Latah Recovery Center to add two recovery coaches who are responsible for providing support to clients after release from prison. In addition, the money will be used for food and clothing allowances, housing vouchers, medical assistance and transportation options.

The Latah Recovery Center was established in 2015 to help people recover from addictions and behavioral health disorders using peer support and coaching.

According to the press release, the Latah County Sheriff’s Office estimates that 90% of those incarcerated have or have had chemical addictions. He noted that there was a lack of resources to help these people reintegrate into the community and meet their basic needs such as clothing, food and shelter.

Since 2002, the Latah County court system has had drug and mental health treatment court programs designed for adults with severe substance use disorder associated with criminal charges related to the drug. substance abuse or mental health problems.

Offenders released under the program are supervised by a judge and probation officers as they work to achieve their goals and reduce their charges.


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