Recovery Works Misdemeanor Pilot 2

Recovery Works Misdemeanor Pilot 2

Indiana’s Recovery Works Pilot Program partners with Calla Collaborative Health to bring free diversion to community based services to those in the criminal justice system. 

Starting July 1, 2021 Calla Collaborative Health (CCH) will be offering free substance use education programs to those in the criminal justice system who meet a set of criteria as a way to reduce recidivism and promote healthier choices among participants.

According to the State of Indiana, 16 %of the current prison population have a diagnosed serious mental illness. Over half of those incarcerated in our State Prisons (53%), and just under half (45%) in our Federal Prisons, have a substance use disorder diagnosis. Of the population who return to prison, the percentage of persons with a substance use disorder reaches an alarming 75%. There is a prevailing need for those in the criminal justice system to receive mental health and early intervention services, in order to reduce recidivism and encourage recovery.

Get S-M-A-R-T® stands for Synthetics, Marijuana, Alcohol, and Recreational Trouble – all things that can grab a foothold of someone’s life. Calla Curriculums for Substance Use Disorders Get S-M-A-R-T® is a compilation of curricula for Early Intervention. It comprises beginner education, intermediate intervention, and intensive interventions for individuals who experience challenges from substances. This program is led by licensed and experienced Addiction and Mental Health Counselors in order to provide the highest level of early intervention to meet legal requirements or employer mandates and provide participants with the knowledge necessary to make healthier choices. The program is offered in 8, 12, 16 or 20 hour increments.

Lisa Werth, Owner of Calla Collaborative Health, is determined to provide diversion programming that is both accessible and affordable without sacrificing quality of the program.

At Calla, we believe that everyone is capable of making positive changes in their lives. Program sizes are intentionally limited to promote a positive environment that encourages participation, fosters relationships, and allows for more one-on-one instructor support. Programs are frequently offered online, in person, and hybrid. The next program will be held on September 10th and 11th.

Qualified participants will receive this programming at no cost. Qualifications include being 18 years or older, a resident of Indiana, involvement in the criminal justice system, and an income that does not exceed 200% of the federal poverty guidelines. If you think you may be eligible for this program, you can call Calla at 765-761-2139 or email [email protected] for more information.