The Social Security Administration (SSA) disability benefit programs - Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSI/SSDI) can provide income and health insurance benefits to support healthy return to communities for previously incarcerated individuals who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and have a serious mental illness, medical impairment, and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder. SOAR (SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery) is a model that can help! This webinar will feature speakers who will share their best practices for implementing SOAR in a county jail and state correctional system, and explore how SOAR implementation in criminal justice settings can be a strong reentry tool to increasing housing stability and promote post release success.
On this webinar, you will learn:
Dazara Ware, MPC, Senior Project Associate, SAMHSA SOAR TA Center, Delmar, New York
Dan Abreu, MS CRC LMHC, Senior Project Associate, SAMHSA GAINS Center, Delmar, New York
Paul J. Mulloy, Director of Programs Nashville Sheriff’s Office
Lolita Johnson, LEAD SOAR Counselor Davidson County Sheriff's Office
Donna Bond, Coordinator of Mental Health Reentry, Oklahoma Department of Corrections
Marcus Ayers, Manager of Prison Based Reentry Services, Oklahoma Department of Mental Health Services
Who should attend?
SOAR state and local leads, SOAR case managers, professionals working in the fields of behavioral health, substance use and criminal justice.
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