The Treatment Pathway Program (TPP) is an innovative, uniquely designed program to divert non-violent offenders living with substance use disorders. Located in the Bridgeport Superior Court, the program is a collaboration between RNP, the Connecticut Department of Correction, and the Connecticut Judicial Branch and provides immediate assessment and assertive linkage for those individuals who are more appropriately served by treatment than incarceration. Treatment options include detoxification, medication assisted treatment (MAT), outpatient services, and residential treatment.
The Treatment Pathway Program identifies persons at the front end of the criminal justice system; i.e. those being held in lieu of bond that meet program criteria. In cooperation with Connecticut Bail Services, RNP submits to the courts an alternative to incarceration treatment-based recovery plan, reducing the number of people jailed unnecessarily and connecting individuals with appropriate treatment.
A unique aspect of the Treatment Pathway Program is RNP’s ability to connect each referral with an entitlement specialist. RNP assists each individual in applying for Connecticut’s Husky D Health Insurance (Medicaid for the Lowest-Income Populations) through Connecticut’s Insurance Exchange.
In collaboration with Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities (TASC), RNP and partner organizations will be collecting, analyzing and disseminating essential data to demonstrate the value and cost savings of pre-trial diversion and treatment.