How Do Relapse Prevention Plans Support Reentry?

Past Event
July 29, 2020, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Hosted by The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center with support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance.

Rates of overdose and overdose deaths among people reentering the community from jail or prison are alarmingly high, often due to relapse to substance use. But while we know that addiction is a chronic disease often marked by cycles of relapse and remission, many programs still struggle to develop and maintain relapse prevention plans that can assist their participants in reducing their risk for recidivating and advancing their goals for recovery. The web-based tool Relapse Prevention Plans can help. With this tool, criminal justice and behavioral health professionals can learn information about developing and implementing relapse prevention plans as part of a Collaborative Comprehensive Case Plan (CC Case Plan) for reentry. They can also reduce the chances of recidivism and relapse for people who have an addiction by ensuring coordination and linkages among all of the entities involved in their care.

This webinar features speakers from the Louisiana Department of Public Safety & Corrections and rural Sullivan County, New Hampshire, discussing their efforts to incorporate relapse prevention into reentry planning efforts.


  • Shelley Edgerton, Program Director, Opioid/MAT Substance Treatment Programs, Louisiana Department of Corrections
  • Rachel Lee, Policy Analyst, Behavioral Health Division, CSG Justice Center
  • Donna Magee, Program Director, Sullivan County Community Corrections Center
  • Kevin Warwick, President, Alternative Solutions Associates
  • Sarah Wurzburg, Program Director, Behavioral Health Division, CSG Justice Center

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