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The U.S. Justice Department has chosen a Bartholomew County residential drug treatment program as a model training site for programs across the country.
Bartholomew County's program, known as Women Recovering with a Purpose, was cited for its evidence-based programming in the area of women's treatment. The Justice Department identified the re-entry of inmates into the community after treatment as one of the most critical challenges facing corrections.
Bartholomew Circuit Court Judge Stephen Heimann said the women being treated in this program have serious substance abuse addictions.
"We are fortunate in this community to have a facility available with dedicated staff and programs that are working to reduce drug dependence," Heimann said.
Bartholomew Superior Court 1 Judge Jim Worton said he has been impressed with the accomplishments of the WRAP program.
"It is programs such as this that truly sets our community apart," Worton said. "The WRAP program demonstrates our community values of public safety and personal accountability. It also provides a real chance of success for those struggling with addiction."
The WRAP program operates at the Bartholomew County Community Corrections Center and is a partnership between community corrections and Centerstone, Inc.
Two other programs were also chosen to be model sites: Utah Department of Corrections ConQuest and HOPE/CARE programs and Massachusetts County Correctional Facility Consortium which includes Barnstable, Berkshire, Middlesex, and Norfolk counties.
Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014 12:03:06 PM
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