JREC Community Meetings Postponed
The Juneau Reentry Coalition is postponing its regularly scheduled community meetings.
JREC community meetings will resume when social distancing is no longer recommended or required.
Mission of the Juneau Reentry Coalition:
To promote public safety within the community by identifying and implementing strategies that increase the success of all justice-involved individuals and reduces the likelihood of recidivism.
Behavioral Health Resource Directory
Having a reentry plan is vitally important!
People returning to the community after incarceration can benefit greatly from a reentry plan. The adage, “if you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time” (Zig Ziglar) is valid concerning reentry success.
Connecting to behavioral health resources (mental health and addiction treatment) can be a critical piece of an individual’s successful reentry plan. Finding the right treatment or service intended to reach a reentry goal is sometimes a challenge.
To help, the Juneau Reentry Coalition has added a searchable the Behavioral Health Resource Directory to its website, offering an overview of available treatment programs, Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), supportive housing and employment assistance, residential and outpatient treatment, etc.
Searches can be made by topic, for example “outpatient treatment” to review all the Juneau providers that offer that service. Or by provider, for example “Rainforest Recovery” to review all the services provided by that provider.
Click here to go to the Behavioral Health Provider Page Directory page.
Overcoming addiction and want to minimizing jail time?
At the JREC Community Meeting on April 17th, the Juneau Therapeutic Courts (JTC) program was the topic of discussion. Michelle Delkettie, Program Manager, provided an overview of the JTC and the Juneau Coordinated Resources Project (CRP) programs.
What is the Juneau Therapeutic Court?
“The Juneau Therapeutic Court is a court for misdemeanor or felony defendants who are charged with a DUI or refusal or have a history of alcohol-related offenses, and who want to overcome their addiction to alcohol and achieve lifetime sobriety.”
To find out more about the JTC and how they might help you or a loved one overcome addiction and minimize jail time download their pamphlet here.
What is the Juneau Coordinated Resources Project?
“The CRP – also known as the Juneau Mental Health Court – is a voluntary “therapeutic” or “problem solving” court located within the Juneau District Court that hears cases involving individuals diagnosed with mental disabilities who are charged with misdemeanor offenses and focuses on their treatment and rehabilitation.”
To find out more about the CRP and how they might help you or a loved one navigate involvement with the court system with a misdemeanor charge and mental illness download their pamphlet here.