Fla. corrections deputies getting trained to 'rebuild inmates' battling addiction

“Training everyone who works with those facing addiction and recovery is a pivotal step in making a change," said one official

By FlaglerLive.com

FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. — Approximately 80-percent of the inmates in the Sheriff Perry Hall Inmate Detention Facility in Flagler County, suffer from both a substance use and mental health disorder. Knowing that most inmates will eventually return to the community, Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly has implemented training for his Detention Deputy’s so they can help rebuild inmates to become successful members of the community when they are released. And, it’s all done at no cost to the local taxpayer.

In partnership with the Opioid Response Network (ORN), the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) and C4 Innovations are delivering a two-phase training program to deputies working within the walls of the county jail. They are teaching a spring and fall training session to jail staff in order to provide education about addiction, its impact and to help them to be supportive to inmates in treatment programs during their recovery. The ORN was created courtesy of a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA).

“Training everyone who works with those facing addiction and recovery is a pivotal step in making a change for the individual and the community,” C4 Innovations Senior Advisor Allie Hunter said. C4 is one of more than 40 organizations that are part of the Opioid Response Network, working in all 50 states providing training and technical assistance in prevention, treatment and recovery on the local level.

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