Supporting a transition-from-jail-to-community program in Palm Beach County, Fla.
The Foundation's Local Initiative Funding Partners Program is a matching grants program designed to establish partnerships between the Foundation and local grantmakers in support of innovative, community-based projects that improve health and health care for underserved and vulnerable populations.Under this project, using an individualized approach to frequent re-offenders who cycle in and out of the county jail, re-entry coaches will work with clients during their incarceration to develop detailed assessment and discharge plans. Upon release, clients will be directly connected to housing and needed services such as job training and employment, primary and behavioral health services, substance abuse treatment, and education. More than 25 community agencies actively participated in a local funder-led planning process to link separate services into a supportive wraparound system to reduce recidivism.
Amount Awarded $500,000.00
Awarded on: 6/15/2010
Time frame: 7/1/2010 - 6/30/2014
Grant Number: 67937