Launched January 29, 2015
This is an in-reach and referral program working in Harris County jail and specialty courts. Houston Recovery Center staff interview and screen clients with an addiction, and connect them to PART for recovery assistance post-discharge from jail.
The purpose of the Criminal Justice program is to:
- Introduce interested parties to recovery resources and support.
- Work with individuals to help them escape from the criminal justice cycle.
In the first year of operation, we engaged 149 individuals interested in recovery services.
How it works:
- Individuals must have a substance use disorder and must either currently reside in jail with a discharge date within 60 days or referred by court before we can start working with them.
- Lead staff works with clients currently in jail to prepare them to enter into the Partners in Recovery Program once discharged from jail.