GIRARD, Kan. — Inmates at the Crawford County Jail who are dealing with addiction and behavioral health problems can take a new path to recovery at no cost to them.
The new path is the Crawford County Jail Addiction Treatment Program, a collaboration between the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office and the Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas, a not-for-profit, federally qualified health center that provides care to everyone regardless of income or insurance status.
The Community Health Center has received a federal grant to provide medication-assisted treatment and counseling services. The pilot program uses medication for the care and treatment of individuals suffering with substance-abuse disorders as well as mental illness. It’s specifically designed to help individuals who are in and out of correctional facilities and who suffer from addiction and behavioral health issues.
Sheriff Danny Smith said this is the only program of its kind in the area that