DeKalb Interim CEO Lee May announced that the County received a competitive U.S. Department of Justice grant that will
provide funds to enhance community-based programs that target recidivism
exacerbated by mental health issues.
The primary purpose of the ONE DeKalb-START2 grant is to increase access to mental health and other treatment services for those individuals with mental illness or co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders who are incarcerated in the DeKalb County jail.
The DeKalb Community
Service Board has a long history of working in conjunction with
the DeKalb Sheriff’s Office, in the management of programs such as the
Second Chance Act Co-Occurring Disorders Program (SCACOD) that focuses
on treatment and behavioral management, the statement said.
The DeKalb Human Services Team will act as the fiscal agent to ensure accountability and measure efficacy of the programs funded by this grant.Provided by Dekalb County