SACADA receives Offender Reentry Program Federal Grant
The San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (SACADA) has received a $399,913 award from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in order to significantly expand its scope of service. Project ADELANTE! is a three-year grant in the amount of $1.2 million which will serve a minimum of 150 young male offenders in Bexar County.
This grant was submitted in collaboration with the Bexar County Community Supervision and Corrections Department (CSCD) and represents an expansion of their philosophy of reintegrating offenders and ensuring they become self-sufficient, valuable members of our community. Project ADELANTE! will provide substance use, mental health, peer coaching, recidivism-related interventions, wrap-around, and comprehensive case-management services upon their release.
“I congratulate SACADA for the work they do for our community and for being a good investment of public funds. These funds will allow SACADA to expand on its focus of raising awareness and providing treatment to those in need. By investing in integrated mental health and substance abuse counseling, SACADA will be able to provide comprehensive rehabilitation services to more members of our community”.
-Congressman Charles Gonzalez (TX-20)
The mission of Bexar County CSCD is to promote the safety of the community at all times, and to provide for the protection of society by reducing the incidence of criminal activity of the offender placed under community supervision.
The award of the “Adelante” Grant supports the mission and goals of SACADA and Bexar CSCD. The reduction of harm, improvement of prosocial behaviors and the successful reintegration in the community are all valuable outcomes for our families neighborhoods, and community.