Treatment Pilot Program
June 6, 2016
The Non-Narcotic Medication
Assisted Treatment (MAT) Pilot Program is being established by the Pennsylvania
Department of Corrections (PA DOC) to increase opportunities for counties to
provide long acting non-narcotic, non-addictive medication (Vivitrol:
Naltrexone for extended-release injectable suspension, 380 mg/vial) combined
with comprehensive substance abuse treatment to eligible offenders upon release
from county correctional institutions. Administration of this drug prior to
institutional release will allow newly-released participants to focus on
immediate re-entry needs without also having to struggle with drug craving as
Vivitrol is designed to reduce cravings for alcohol and/or opiates, also
blocking the ability to get high or feel euphoria.
order to be eligible for grant funding under the pilot program, a county must:
Have a county correctional institution with an institutional substance abuse
treatment program that supports offenders transitioning from a county correctional
institution to the community or offenders who are sentenced to serve county
intermediate punishment sentences.
Be able to contract with a licensed drug and alcohol treatment provider.
Cooperate and collaborate with the county probation and parole office.
Meet any other requirements established by the PA DOC. (See Appendix E for
Deadline - August 31, 2016
Solicitation (same document as provided earlier on this page)