Returning Citizens Public Health Center. City of Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion Bureau of Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment and Recovery.
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City of Detroit
Department of Health and Wellness Promotion
Bureau of Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment and Recovery
The Returning Citizens Public Health Center (RC Center) provides an opportunity for persons returning to the community from a period of incarceration to connect with a variety of service providers.
The vision of the RC Center is to house valuable community resources in one centralized location, offering a holistic approach towards individual success and the promotion of public safety.
The RC Center has identified key community partners currently involved in providing resources for vulnerable populations including the prisoner reentry population.
The RC Center provides satellite offices for these community service providers enhancing access to services.
Goal:to prevent and reduce the onset of substance abuse and the transmission of HIV and Hepatitis among minority reentry populations in the City of Detroit.
The (BSAPTR)RC Center offers a comprehensive approach to service provision for the reentry population supports the development and cohesion of a community coalition and the reduction of recidivism. This comprehensive approach will encourage the following benefits:
The Returning Citizens Public Health Center (RC Center) is located on the newly renovated 5th floor A wing of the Herman Keifer Building of the DHWP.
The volume of persons returning to the city of Detroit from incarceration demands collaboration in order to maximize the utilization of and effectiveness of available resources.
Overall, the concept of a centralized location for access to and the provision of community resources is essential to the city of Detroit’s ability to maximize limited resources, increase public safety and promote community involvement.
The benefits to the correctional system include an opportunity to participate in the assessment, development and evaluation of services by contributing their knowledge of the needs of reentrants and the establishment of communication through one centralized service location supporting and enhancing the parole department’s capacity to monitor their reentrant caseload.
Detroit City Council
Kenneth V. Cockrel, President
Monica Conyers, President Pro Tem
Janice M. Winfrey, City Clerk
Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion Citizens Public Health Center
1151 Taylor * Detroit, Michigan 48202
Phyllis Meadows, Ph.D., MSN, RN
Public Health Director
William Ridella, MPH, MBA
Calvin R. Trent, Jr., Ph.D.
Kanzoni N. Asabigi, MD, MPH, MBA
Honorable Alberta Tinsley-Talabi Citizens Public Health Center
Calvin R. Trent, Jr., Ph.D.