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.
JREC Community Meeting, Wednesday, February 17 at 5:30 PM
The COVID Vaccine Science & Building Healthy Relationships
The Juneau Reentry Coalition (JREC) invites you to a Zoom community meeting covering the vaccine development and Alaska distribution plan, and for a presentation on building and maintaining healthy relationships!
Dr. Mark Simon will present on the COVID vaccine science and distribution plan, and Roberta Izzard will be presenting on building and maintaining healthy releaships. Audience questions will follow the presentations.
The meeting format will be virtual at this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81357576664. May may also attend via phone by calling (253) 215-8782, ID 81357576664#.
Please join us!
New Family Resources in Juneau
A new community resource for families is JAMHI Family. New services to families are a part of their program expansion through its Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) grant.
JAMHI Family announced the expansion as “an array of behavioral health services specifically designed to serve the needs of children, adolescents and families.”
This is exciting news for the reentry community in need of family services! To learn more about JAMHI Family, you can call at (907) 463-6877.
Assertive Community Treatment Team in Juneau
JAMHI Health and Wellness, Inc. has launched its Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team! “ACT is an evidence-based practice that deploys a multi-disciplinary team serving adults with SMI and/or co-occurring substance use disorders. The service features assertive outreach, person-centered recovery support, assistance with medications and flexible intensity of service to meet people’s changing needs with most services delivered in the community where ever people are (emphasis added).”
The ACT team is a part of JAMHI Health and Wellness, Inc.’s new services through its Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) grant. One of the many benefits to the community through the CCBHC model is timely access to services. This means you may expect a quick response to your initial request if you reach out for assistance.
This is exciting news for the reentry community in Juneau! To connect with JAMHI Health and Wellness, Inc. services, call (907) 463-3303.
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.