Illinois Social Work Partnership Creates Intervention Project Which Aims to Open Doors Upon Re-entry

For individuals with histories of substance use disorders and incarceration who are re-entering society, a new intervention program launching in Newark, N.J., could be the cornerstone for rebuilding their lives.

Community Wise, a community-based research collaboration, has launched an intervention to reduce substance use in marginalized communities through a program that can be delivered for less than $250 per participant.

Community Wise was created by the Newark Community Collaborative Board (NCCB), and the intervention will be supported by a four-year, $2 million grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) awarded to Liliane Windsor, PhD, MSW, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign School of Social Work and Ellen Benoit, PhD, at National Development and Research Institutes (NDRI). The University of Michigan School of Social Work is also a partner in the program.

Read the full Addiction Professional Magazine article here.