Discussion Panel: Supporting Young Adults in Reentry through Medicaid Funding

Past Event
April 25, 2024, 2:00- 3:00pm , Eastern

Hosted by The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center and the U.S Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs’ Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) 

This panel discussion will bring national attention to expanded opportunities for coverage created through the SUPPORT Act, the 2022 Omnibus Appropriations Bill, and the 2023 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services guidance encouraging states to apply for Section 1115 waivers to expand access to health coverage and care for people leaving incarceration. Panelists will discuss their processes, strategic thinking, planning, and implementation work to meet Medicaid requirements for screening, referrals, and case management and eligibility and enrollment requirements under the SUPPORT Act. Finally, panelists will highlight lessons learned through collaboration to expand health coverage for young people that inform planning for broader adult reentry populations. The focus will be on the opportunity for adult corrections administrators to support young adults ages 18–21, and up to 26 for those involved in the foster care system.  


  • Mike Brouwer, Criminal Justice Coordinator, Johnson County, KS
  • Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian, Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office, MA
  • Madi Wachman, Director of Parent, Child and Family Policy, MassHealth
  • Sarah Wurzburg, Deputy Division Director, Behavioral Health, CSG Justice Center

event recording

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