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Friday, January 18, 2019
Left to right: Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill, Superior Court I Judge Heather Barajas, Montgomery County Sheriff Ryan Needham and Montgomery County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Andrew Salter.
Left to right: Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill, Superior Court I Judge Heather Barajas, Montgomery County Sheriff Ryan Needham and Montgomery County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Andrew Salter.
Friday, January 18, 2019 4:00 AM
Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill joined local law enforcement professionals, Thursday, announcing a $43,000 grant earmarked to help Montgomery County implement a pioneering drug treatment program for local jail inmates. The grant from the Indiana Drug Enforcement Association will provide seed money to establish a Jail Chemical Addiction Program (JCAP) in the Crawfordsville facility.
“Offenders in our jails and prisons need meaningful opportunities to turn their lives around and break the cycles that lead them repeatedly into criminal behavior,” Attorney General Hill said. “JCAP programs are excellent examples of such opportunities.”
JCAP programs are currently implemented or to be implemented in six Indiana counties — Bartholomew, Boon, Kosciusko, Shelby, Montgomery, and Dearborn — with the latter being the most established program in the state, and producing the most significant results.
“Before JCAP, Dearborn County’s rearrest rate was 43%. The recidivism rate after JCAP is 18%,” reported Hill. “It costs the county $14 per inmate to run the program. If these individuals were to seek private, personal counseling it would cost them tens of thousands of dollars.”
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office will administer the program in partnership with Valley Oaks Health, which is providing a therapist, explained Montgomery County Sheriff Ryan Needham.
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