WARP Project
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WARP Project

Alpha Counseling is pleased to be part of the Federal Grant Improving Reentry for Adults with Co-occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Illness.

PROJECT ABSTRACT

Legal Name of Grant Recipient and Title of Program.
The recipient of the grant will be Weber County Correctional Facility (WCCF). The title of the program will be Weber Addictions and Reentry Program (WARP).

Geographic Location

Grant funding will be used to provide services to incarcerated/justice-involved clients in Weber County, including clients in the following Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZs): 84401, 84403, 84404, 84067, and 84315. Treatment Services will be conducted at the following locations: Alpha Counseling & Treatment, 533 26th Street, Suite 100, Ogden, Utah 84401; Weber County Correctional Facility (WCCF), 721 West 12th Street, Ogden, Utah 84404; Kiesel Jail Facility (Kiesel Facility), 2546 Kiesel Avenue, Ogden, Utah 84412; Adult Probation & Parole (AP&P), 2540 Washington Blvd, Ogden, UT 84401

Correctional Partner Agency Designation

WCCF, Kiesel Facility, and AP&P are designated as local entities.

Program Purpose/Objectives/Deliverables

WARP will enhance corrections systems’ ability to address the needs of offenders with co-occurring substance abuse and mental illness in order to reduce recidivism, and to improve public safety and public health. WARP will standardize screening processes for mental illness and substance abuse using a validated tool for all offenders entering a correctional facility (i.e., LSI-SV; LS/RNR; TCUDS-V; CMHS). WARP will develop a collaborative comprehensive case plan that incorporates information from the criminogenic risk assessment and mental illness and substance abuse assessments. WARP will develop and submit a Planning and Implementation Guide at the end of the planning phase of this grant. The target population for WARP is medium to high risk individuals currently incarcerated at WCCF and Kiesel Facility. The purpose of WARP is to provide effective, Cognitive-based programming reentry services to offenders in Weber County. It is estimated that this project will be delivered to 150 participants. Baseline recidivism in Utah in 2017 was approximately 75%.

Staff Training/Program Support

WARP will partner with the University of Cincinnati Corrections Institute (UCCI) for the purpose of training, implementation, fidelity monitoring, and an outcome evaluation of evidence-based practices including: WARP will utilize the following interventions:

▪ Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions for Substance Abuse (CBI-SA), a curriculum designed for individuals who are moderate to high need in the area of substance abuse.

▪ Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Offenders Seeking Employment (CBI-EMP), a curriculum designed for criminal justice involved individuals who are moderate to high need in the area of employment.

▪ Core Correctional Practices (CCP), a collection of eight evidence-based strategies that can be used by any program staff member to promote offender rehabilitation.

Priority Considerations

WARP will meet the following priority considerations:

  1. Employing RCT methods to assess the effectiveness of programs and practices.
  2. Strategies to reduce recidivism, among moderate-high or high risk offenders in concert with local law enforcement.
  3. Project will directly benefit QOZs.