The Baltimore County Department of Health has been awarded a three-year $350,000 grant from the Maryland Community Health Resources Commission to support its re-entry program for previously incarcerated individuals as they transition back into the community. The program provides behavioral health and intensive case management services to an estimated 900 individuals. In a press release Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz stated:
“Thanks to the Maryland Community Health Resources Commission for giving us the means to provide a need service. Thanks also to the Departments of Health and Corrections for their ongoing, collaborative efforts to serve one of our most vulnerable populations. This grant will support a new approach to release modeled after previous successful re-entry programs.”
The Commission has supporter similar programs in Baltimore City, Harford and Prince George’s Counties.