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Multidisciplinary approach to addressing the challenges experienced by families as a result of incarceration and/or guilty plea through a community-based, family centered alternative to incarceration.

Award Information

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Competitive Discretionary
Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $750,000)

Washtenaw County will enhance and expand access to programming that addresses the challenges experienced by families leading up to and because of incarceration and/or a guilty plea. This expanded access would come through a community-based, family-centered alternative to incarceration for justice-involved parents and primary caregivers who may need substance issues and/or mental health treatment, and behavioral health services. Rather than tethering parents to the justice system, the Family-Based Alternative Sentencing Program (FBASP) would provide parental/primary caregiver support to ensure they have continued involvement in the lives of their minor children.

Date Created: September 27, 2022