Jail Chemical Addiction Program (JCAP)
Partners: Dearborn County Jail
Building Communities Of Recovery
This program is designed to mobilize resources within and outside of the recovery community to increase the prevalence and quality of long-term recovery support from substance abuse and addiction in Dearborn County, IN, and promote expansion to neighboring counties. This project is intended to support the development, enhancement, expansion, and delivery of recovery support services (RSS), specifically supports via certified peer-recovery support specialists. Similarly, this project will advance the promotion of and education about addiction science and recovery. This program is principally governed by people in recovery from substance abuse and addiction through 1Voice, the peer-recovery support organization of Dearborn County. Dr. Allison Howland and her research team from the Center will conduct comprehensive evaluation, including the collection and reporting of all required performance measures, for Collaborative Systems Change (CCSC) at Indiana University’s Indiana Institute on Disability and Community.
Partners: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, One Community One Family, 1Voice
Preschool Development Grant
Over the past decade, the State of Indiana has substantially increased its investment in early childhood care and education (ECCE). In addition to federal funding and programs such as Head Start and Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) vouchers, Indiana has also invested state funds and time in expanding access to high quality preschool for young children from low income backgrounds through the On My Way Preschool program and enhancing the quality of ECCE programs through the Paths to Quality (PTQ) rating system. These efforts have made substantial improvements in the overall quality and access to ECCE services in many counties; however, there is still a need to further support this system as there are a number of gaps in data and services. In response to this need, and to actively support the state’s continued progress in service for young children and their families, Indiana recently applied for and was awarded a federal Preschool Development Grant (PDG). The Early Childhood Center, at the Indiana Institute on Disability, in conjunction with Dr. Allison Howland of CCSC, are in engaged in ongoing evaluation of this grant.hart County.
Partners: IIDC Early Childhood Center