Vietnam wishes to create medication assisted treatment programs for individuals in the criminal justice system with substance use disorders and visited Phoenix House Mid-Atlantic as a model program.
Forcing people off methadone treatment when they become incarcerated is par for the course in America’s prisons. That spells trouble when they’re released–and it reveals a lot about how we view people with addictions.
For many Phoenix House teen clients and Rikers inmates alike, gang culture was their only family; it was where they turned for protection and support. That’s not easy to walk away from—so it’s up to us to provide them with a better alternative.
Phoenix Houses of the Mid-Atlantic is pleased to announce that we were recently awarded three contracts by the D.C. Probation Office.