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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: A Randomized Controlled Trial of MISSION-CJ for Justice-Involved Homeless Veterans with Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders
Principal Investigator:

David A. Smelson

Location: Bedford, MA
Congressional District Code: 6
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: September 2020 - February 2025
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $163,574
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background: Among the 146,000 Veterans released from correctional settings annually, approximately 60% have a co-occurring mental health and substance use disorder (COD). These individuals often access treatment inconsistently, resulting in increased antisocial activities and acceleration into unemployment and homelessness – strong predictors of reoffending. VHA Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Programs (MH RRTPs) commonly serve justice-involved Veterans (JIVs) with an estimate...

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