ASU Center Teams with Arizona Department of Corrections’ Statewide Adult Recidivism Reduction Program

The ASU Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy will provide training, workforce development, and technical assistance services to support the Arizona Department of Corrections Second Chance Act Statewide Adult Recidivism Reduction Plan Implementation Grant program.

The Arizona Department of Corrections received an award of funding from the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance, referred to as the “Second Chance Project”. This Second Chance Project will support Arizona communities in developing and sustaining local community offender re-entry coalitions; and, follow prescribed and structured approaches to systematically identify and address the challenges posed by offenders who are re-entering their communities.

CABHP will provide training and workforce development services to support the Second Chance Project through development and delivery of Motivational Interviewing training and learning assessments for the Correctional Officer workforce. A series of six trainings are being held in Tucson and Phoenix over the next few months.

CABHP will also provide technical assistance services through a community coalition assessment. This will raise awareness of the challenges and needs of offender re-entry, better organize community-based services, programs and funding, and will critically analyze and address State and local laws and policies that impede offender re-entry.