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2016 Non-Narcotic
Medication Assisted
Treatment Pilot Program

June 6, 2016

Click HERE to view the solicitation (Also provided below)
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.
In order to be eligible for grant funding under the pilot program, a county must:
1.      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.
2.      Be able to contract with a licensed drug and alcohol treatment provider.
3.      Cooperate and collaborate with the county probation and parole office.
4.      Meet any other requirements established by the PA DOC. (See Appendix E for further details)
Deadline - August 31, 2016
Contact InformationQuestions regarding this solicitation can be submitted to: 
Solicitation (same document as provided earlier on this page)