Rep Schweyer: $116,760 grant awarded to fund Path to Recovery program in Lehigh

State Rep. Peter Schweyer, D-Lehigh, has announced that a $116,760 grant from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency will be used to expand the jail-based Methadone MAT program, Path to Recovery, in Lehigh County.

 

The program will provide Vivitrol and suboxone in addition to the methadone to a total of 50 clients over a one-year period. The Path to Recovery Program will work within the existing treatment process for the criminal justice population to provide education training within the Lehigh County jail and work release.

 

“Addiction can devastate those suffering from this illness, to say nothing of the impact on their families and our community at large,” Schweyer said. “By supporting the Path to Recovery program, we are investing in people as they return home, providing them with tools to help them transition back to their families and work life.”

 

Schweyer said the Path to Recovery Program will identify potential candidates for the program, enroll those candidates, and link the appropriate level of care and treatment at the time of their released from jail or work release. In addition, follow-up meetings will be conducted for data collection.

 

The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency provides planning, coordination and technical assistance to the state’s criminal justice system and serves as a clearinghouse for state and federal grants to support criminal and juvenile justice efforts, including support for victims of crime.