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1 Spokane Homeless Assistance Response & Prevention Partnership SHARPP A Correctional Institution Community Re-Entry Program Funded from the Homeless Grant Assistance Program (HGAP) of Washington State Department of Commerce and Spokane County Community Services, Housing & Community Development Department

2 Project Goals & Highlights Ultimate goal of project is to reduce homelessness and recidivism Ultimate goal of project is to reduce homelessness and recidivism Multifaceted approach Multifaceted approach Collaborative partnerships Collaborative partnerships Partners include Spokane County, Volunteers of America, Transitions for Women, Goodwill Industries Partners include Spokane County, Volunteers of America, Transitions for Women, Goodwill Industries Using Spokanes HMIS system Using Spokanes HMIS system Emphasis on systems change Emphasis on systems change

3 How does it work? A person commits a crime, is sentenced, and finds themselves incarcerated without a house to go home to. A person commits a crime, is sentenced, and finds themselves incarcerated without a house to go home to. This person becomes aware of the SHARPP program and asks for an initial application This person becomes aware of the SHARPP program and asks for an initial application A meeting within the institution is scheduled with the applicant and members of the CREST team, whereupon in-depth application and assessment material is provided A meeting within the institution is scheduled with the applicant and members of the CREST team, whereupon in-depth application and assessment material is provided Person starts the Responsible Renter Program (RRP) and Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) Person starts the Responsible Renter Program (RRP) and Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) Assessments are scored and applicant is placed on appropriate housing lists Assessments are scored and applicant is placed on appropriate housing lists Person is staffed by CREST - placed on housing lists, Goodwill lists Person is staffed by CREST - placed on housing lists, Goodwill lists Person exits incarceration, either to transitional home or elsewhere. Person exits incarceration, either to transitional home or elsewhere. Re-entry process starts, vocational training at Goodwill, housing resources provided upon completion of RRP. Re-entry process starts, vocational training at Goodwill, housing resources provided upon completion of RRP. Upon completion of RRP, MRT progress, job, savings, and time at transitional houses is eligible for Tenant Based Rental Assistance. Upon completion of RRP, MRT progress, job, savings, and time at transitional houses is eligible for Tenant Based Rental Assistance.

4 SHARPP by the numbers Period ending March 31, 2010 – Slightly less than two years of program period Period ending March 31, 2010 – Slightly less than two years of program period First application intake was conducted on July 1, As of March 31, 2010, approximately 1090 applications have been received from incarcerated homeless individuals. Breakdown of gender and of where these applications have come from is listed below: First application intake was conducted on July 1, As of March 31, 2010, approximately 1090 applications have been received from incarcerated homeless individuals. Breakdown of gender and of where these applications have come from is listed below: 581Geiger 581Geiger 57 County Jail 57 County Jail 113 Eleanor Chase Prison Work Release 113 Eleanor Chase Prison Work Release 311 Brownstone Prison Work Release 311 Brownstone Prison Work Release 28 Other (Drug Court, Mental Health Court, In-Patient Treatment Facility, JRA, etc.) 28 Other (Drug Court, Mental Health Court, In-Patient Treatment Facility, JRA, etc.) Male – 80% / Females – 20% Male – 80% / Females – 20% As of March 31, 2010, 655 out of the 1090 applicants have chosen to participate in the program. Listed below is a breakdown of program components of which people have participated in: As of March 31, 2010, 655 out of the 1090 applicants have chosen to participate in the program. Listed below is a breakdown of program components of which people have participated in: 456 have participated in Responsible Renter Program, 271 have completed it 456 have participated in Responsible Renter Program, 271 have completed it 489 have gone to Goodwill for vocational assistance. 489 have gone to Goodwill for vocational assistance. 75 received McCarron-Dial Vocational Assessment 75 received McCarron-Dial Vocational Assessment 242 have gained employment with assistance of the vocational component of program 242 have gained employment with assistance of the vocational component of program 111 have entered our transitional living units 111 have entered our transitional living units

5 Recidivism Rates Recidivism rate. (Keep in mind that the definition of recidivism for purposes of this statistic is arrest only, not conviction or actual violation. Thus, this is likely the most stringent definition of recidivism that exists). These rates are preliminary and only reflect arrests in Spokane County Jail since Commonly accepted rate is 45 – 65%, depending on how you measure and define recidivism.Langan, Patrick A.; Levin, David J. (June 2, 2002). "Recidivism of Prisoners Released in 1994" Recidivism rate. (Keep in mind that the definition of recidivism for purposes of this statistic is arrest only, not conviction or actual violation. Thus, this is likely the most stringent definition of recidivism that exists). These rates are preliminary and only reflect arrests in Spokane County Jail since Commonly accepted rate is 45 – 65%, depending on how you measure and define recidivism.Langan, Patrick A.; Levin, David J. (June 2, 2002). "Recidivism of Prisoners Released in 1994""Recidivism of Prisoners Released in 1994""Recidivism of Prisoners Released in 1994" Recidivism rate of SHARPP-HGAP applicants who applied but did not participate: 39.9% Recidivism rate of SHARPP-HGAP applicants who applied but did not participate: 39.9% Recidivism rate of SHARPP-HGAP applicants who participated in at least one component of the program(vocational training, MRT, Responsible Renter Program, etc.):34.1 Recidivism rate of SHARPP-HGAP applicants who participated in at least one component of the program(vocational training, MRT, Responsible Renter Program, etc.):34.1 Recidivism rate of SHARPP-HGAP applicants who participated in transitional housing path:37% Recidivism rate of SHARPP-HGAP applicants who participated in transitional housing path:37% Recidivism rate of SHARPP-HGAP participants who successfully exit transitional housing path:24% Recidivism rate of SHARPP-HGAP participants who successfully exit transitional housing path:24%

6 Housing 33 people have completed our transitional living component and moved into own apartment using our Tenant Based Rental Assistance. 33 people have completed our transitional living component and moved into own apartment using our Tenant Based Rental Assistance. We have successfully assisted in the placement of 84 additional people into other permanent housing (not our transitional houses) who otherwise would have went into a shelter upon exiting the jails/institutions. We have successfully assisted in the placement of 84 additional people into other permanent housing (not our transitional houses) who otherwise would have went into a shelter upon exiting the jails/institutions. Expanded the HGAP-SHARPP policy to incorporate a TBRA- Lite component (2 months of TBRA in lieu of 12) and Rental Deposit Assistance. Assisted 5 people with TBRA-Lite. Expanded the HGAP-SHARPP policy to incorporate a TBRA- Lite component (2 months of TBRA in lieu of 12) and Rental Deposit Assistance. Assisted 5 people with TBRA-Lite.


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