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WADOC Parenting Sentencing Alternative Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $764,508)

This project will evaluate, refine, and expand services offered within the Washington State Department of Corrections (WADOC) Parenting Sentencing Alternative (PSA) programs which are designed to reunify or keep individuals with their children and family. PSA requires individuals, whether it is through the Family and Offender Sentencing Alternative (FOSA), or the Community Parenting Alternative (CPA), to follow through with conditions for programming, treatment, and connection to resources and services as determined on a case-by-case basis. The goal of the program is to break intergenerational incarceration, mentor incarcerated individuals in parenting skills, and provide access to programs such as mental health and substance use. WADOC will work with the University of Washington and other research partners in evaluating WADOC statewide PSA programs

Date Created: September 25, 2023