Funding to Support Substance-use Disorder Programs for Incarcerated Individuals

BRAINTREE — The Healey-Driscoll administration announced that $310,000 in grants has been distributed to 10 Massachusetts sheriffs’ offices to support the delivery of residential and jail-based substance-use disorder treatment programs for incarcerated individuals.

The Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners Grant Program invests federal funds in treatment programs at correctional facilities. The program strives to improve outcomes for individuals by reducing illegal drug use and distribution while enhancing community safety. The Office of Grants and Research manages the program in Massachusetts.

“Substance-use disorder is a public health crisis, and it requires health-focused responses from our criminal justice agencies. These grant-funded programs improve access to treatment for those in custody and advance the rehabilitative process,” Gov. Maura Healey said. “These grants invest in essential treatment services for those who suffer from substance-use disorder and support successful reintegration for incarcerated individuals upon their return to the community.”