Phoenix Houses of the Mid-Atlantic Participates in the First-Ever Loudoun County Office Adult Detention Center Community Resource Fair

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Loudoun County Sheriff's Office VAOn June 19th Phoenix Houses of the Mid-Atlantic was pleased to join the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Adult Detention Center Community Resource Fair, along with other organizations and government agencies.

The event was the first-ever community resource fair for Loudoun inmates housed at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center and it was aimed at showing inmates existing program, including substance abuse and behavioral health services, that can support their re-entry into society. “The resource fair provides inmates an opportunity to educate themselves on the outreach programs available to them in our community” said Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman. “Our hope is that the will find the resources they need before they are released from the detention center, to help them with the transition back in our community”, he added.

Inmates who were low risk within six months of release volunteered to participate to the event. Angelina Harris, Admissions Director at Phoenix Houses of the Mid-Atlantic, had the chance to meet with them and talk about how our programs and services can help offenders improve their life skills and get through their long and tough journey towards recovery.

At Phoenix Houses of the Mid-Atlantic we have a lot of experience in providing recovery support services to inmates or male offenders on parole or supervised release. At the Washington D.C. Department of Corrections’ Secure Residential Treatment Program Unit we currently provide inpatient substance abuse and mental health services. SRTP is a specialized addiction treatment program designed to help reduce the rate of recidivism for offenders by stopping the cycle of addiction that often leads to continued criminal behavior. The program provides an alternative placement for DC Code male offenders on parole or supervised release who face a revocation hearing based upon illegal drug use, other technical and, in some cases, new criminal violations of release conditions.

Every day, Phoenix Houses of the Mid-Atlantic helps hundreds of people who are suffering from addiction in 17 programs in Virginia, Maryland and DC. Find out more about our programs and services, or call us today at: 1 888 671 9392.

 

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