Treatment program launched for inmates in Jefferson County Jail

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Posted 1/13/21

A substance abuse treatment program is being launched in the Jefferson County Jail  to help people who have been incarcerated get a head start on their road to recovery from …

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Treatment program launched for inmates in Jefferson County Jail

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A substance abuse treatment program is being launched in the Jefferson County Jail  to help people who have been incarcerated get a head start on their road to recovery from addiction.

Jefferson County commissioners approved an agreement with the Washington State Health Care Authority to start the program.

The county will pay the Health Care Authority $146,000 to provide treatment to inmates at the county jail in Port Hadlock, and the program is also expected to enhance existing services to people lodged in the jail, as well as relapse prevention efforts and substance use disorder assessments.

Commissioners approved a contract with the state agency at their meeting Monday, Jan. 11.

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Sandra Stowell

This seems like good news. I know nothing about this particular program, but certainly support having treatment for substance abuse here and more readily available in general!

Wednesday, January 13
Lori Fleming, Jefferson County CHIP Exec Dir, and Behavioral Health Consortium (BHC) Project Director

The information presented here needs to be fact checked with the Jefferson County Jail Superintendent, David Fortino. HCA is not being paid by the County. HCA is the funding agency.

Thursday, January 14