By DOMENIC POLI Staff Writer
Published: 9/17/2021 5:03:16 PM
GREENFIELD — Franklin County Sheriff Christopher Donelan announced Friday his office was awarded a $2.6 million grant from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to fund for five years a project to assist inmates struggling with addiction…
…According to the statement, the Salasin Project will be contracted to provide peer-specialist support for women transitioning out of jail.
“At the Salasin Project, we support individuals and families that have experienced domestic violence,” Director Becky Lockwood said. “We recognize that the majority of women who are involved in the justice system have histories of sexual and domestic violence, which is connected to their substance misuse. As a result, women being released from jail are at risk for exploitation. As a community, we have the responsibility to create conditions in which these women feel supported and valued and can build their resilience.”[CONTINUE READING]