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What is Steppingstone’s Project ROAR?

Re-entering Offenders Achieving Recovery

ROAR offers reintegration and recovery services to male adult offenders transitioning from the Bristol County House of Correction’s (BCHOC) Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) unit back into the community.


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Why is ROAR needed in our communities?

  • Approximately 300 men from RSAT reenter the community annually.

  • Approximately 60-85% of men who have been incarcerated are involved with substance abuse.

  • About 40-60% of inmates have lower than a high school education level


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Why is ROAR needed in our communities?

  • Men re-entering our communities face myriad obstacles to remaining crime free such as:

    • A lack of employment and finances

    • Unmanaged symptoms of substance use and mental health disorders

  • Men often struggle with Inmate disorientation and public stigma which becomes an obstacle to effective reentry


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How will ROAR help?

  • ROAR will provide services that promote long-term recovery from substance use and co-occurring disorders.

  • Individual Service Plans will be tailored around the unique needs of each participant.

  • Each participant will be encouraged and guided in driving the goals and objectives of his treatment plan as he progresses through different stages of recovery.


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How will ROAR help?

  • Participants are provided assistance with obtaining employment/vocational development services as well as educational opportunities.

  • Trauma informed services help men address issues related to trauma.

  • Men are assisted with family reunification and developing improved parenting and nurturing skills.

  • ROAR’s services empower men so they are less likely to return to crime.


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What are the requirements to participate?

  • 18 years of age or older.

  • Minimum incarceration of six consecutive months

  • In the Bristol County House of Correction’s (BCHOC) Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) unit

  • Within 4 months of release into the community

  • Possess substance use disorder or substance use and mental health disorder (co-occurring)


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ROAR’S model:

  • ROAR is guided by the Transition from Prison to Community (TCP) model from the National Institute of Corrections.

  • TCP’s Integrated Case Management and Supervision (ICMS) model directs the provision of case management services.


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What is the Integrated Case Management and Supervision model?

  • This model engages participants through three phases:

    • Institutional

    • Release

    • Community


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What services will ROAR provide?

  • Outreach and engagement

  • Individual Service Planning

  • Criminogenic risk assessments

  • Level of services needed assessment

  • Substance abuse evaluation and treatment

  • Mental health evaluation and treatment


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What services will ROAR provide?

  • Motivational interviewing

  • Psychiatric services including medication management

  • Helping Men Recover groups

  • Living In Balance groups

  • Integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment

  • Nurturing Parenting Program

  • ..provide a cohesive, evidence-based system that supports substance use/co-occurring disorder treatment in conjunction with re-entry and wrap around services for adult male offenders reintegrating into the community from the BCHOC RSAT unit, to reduce relapse, crime and improve other outcomes.


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What services will ROAR provide?

  • Psychosocial rehabilitation

  • Assistance obtaining income and entitlements

  • Employment readiness education and referral

  • Assistance connecting to self-help programs

  • Discharge and aftercare planning


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Services beginning in correctional setting

  • Criminogenic Risk Assessment

  • Treatment Accountability Planning

  • Level of Services Inventory

  • Re-entry Planning

  • Employment Readiness, Budgeting/Money Management and Tenant’s Rights and Responsibilities groups

  • Motivational Interviewing


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Services provided in the community

  • Assistance obtaining housing and employment

  • Comprehensive Individual Service Planning

  • Substance abuse treatment

  • Integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment


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Services provided in the community

  • Helping Men Recover groups

  • Living In Balance groups

  • Nurturing Parenting Program


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Project Staffing

  • Director

  • Coordinator

  • Evaluator

  • Integrated Care Facilitators (3)

  • Office Assistant


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The purpose of ROAR is to..

  • ..provide a cohesive, evidence-based system that supports substance use/co-occurring disorder treatment in conjunction with re-entry and wrap around services for adult male offenders reintegrating into the community from the BCHOC RSAT unit, to reduce relapse, crime and improve other outcomes.


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ROAR’s objectives are to…

  • Enhance and expand collaborative partnerships in Bristol County to build a comprehensive, multi-agency system that supports effective reentry.

  • Provide effective Integrated Case Management and Supervision to BCHOC RSAT unit inmates

  • Improve treatment access, retention and outcomes

  • Improve the quality of life of clients


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For more information regarding ROAR,

go to:

www.steppingstoneinc.org\roar.html


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