In October of 2014, Marion County Adult Probation Department partnered with West Central Correctional Facility (CBCF), Marion Area Counseling Center, and The Crawford-Marion ADAMH Board to implement a Medicated Assisted Treatment (MAT) Pilot project for Marion County residents incarcerated at West Central CBCF located in Marysville, Ohio. The project offers the availability of Naltrexone, an opiate blocker medication to assist those residents recovering from opiate addiction. Although the residents are incarcerated in a correctional facility setting, the medication is known to assist addicts with “urges” and “cravings” of the drug that often times becomes distracting while they attempt to focus on treatment and counseling. The MAT pilot project is funded by both, the Marion County Adult Probation Department and The Crawford-Marion ADAMH Board.
In January of 2015, the Marion County Adult Probation Department added to the Re-entry Pilot Project and partnered with Maryhaven, Inc. The purpose of the additional support is to provide offenders who are drug dependent with intensive substance abuse treatment services while they are incarcerated at West Central CBCF. By entering into a Memorandum of Understanding with the above agencies, the Marion County Adult Probation Department hopes to improve offenders’ prospects for successful community re-entry and to reduce recidivism.
Maryhaven, Inc. will provide Ohio MHAS-certified Outpatient Treatment program services, including assessment, individual and group counseling, and case management services to Marion County residents incarcerated at West Central CBCF. Services will include both an Intensive Outpatient level of care and Non-Intensive Out-patient level of care on a weekly basis. A licensed counselor and/or social worker will be stationed full-time at West Central CBCF to provide alcohol and drug (AOD) treatment services exclusively for Marion County residents. The Maryhaven Counselor in conjunction with the Marion County Adult Probation Department and West Central CBCF will participate in discharge planning and community linkage for clients who are returning to the Marion County community.
The Marion County Re-Entry Pilot Project is funded by the Marion County Adult Probation Department of the Common Pleas Court by way of the Probation Improvement and Incentive Grant and the Smart Ohio grant awarded to the Probation Department by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.