SOAR TA Opportunity for Criminal Justice Programs

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) Technical Assistance (TA) Center is accepting applications from criminal justice agencies and institutions that have not yet received SAMHSA sponsored SOAR technical assistance.
To connect individuals leaving correctional facilities or involved in criminal justice systems or specialty courts with needed treatment, it is critical to leverage state and federal investments such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). These federal programs can promote access to services that increase the likelihood of post release success and contribute to the reduction in recidivism. 
We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications from agencies and institutions that provide services to individuals that are involved in the criminal justice system. Eligible candidates are those that are not currently successfully implementing SOAR.
A Kick-off call to answer questions about the application process will be held on November 14, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time:
A message of interest and intent to file an application is requested, but not required, by November 20, 2018. Criminal justice agencies are invited to submit a brief, 3-5 page application in response to the Request for Applications (RFA) by December 21, 2018
Questions should be directed to Dazara Ware. She can be reached by phone at (518) 439-7415, ext. 5260 or by e-mail at
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