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MN DOC Reentry Services is proud to have been awarded a Minnesota Recovery Corps member beginning the fall of 2018. Minnesota Recovery Corps is a new program designed specifically with direct or indirect experience in recovery to serve other individuals who are trying to sustain their own recovery. 
 
Members come from many backgrounds and experiences, including those who are on their own recovery journey. In return for their service, members earn a living allowance, educational award, federal student loan forbearance, and other benefits. 
 
Positive social supports impact the success of men and women releasing from prison settings into community. Through the support of a recovery navigator as an addition to our Reentry Services Unit, we can increase transition success of participating men and women. Increased success means increased public safety and decreases in recidivism. Our agency (and our state) benefits when men and women have less frequent or no prison returns.
 
Please encourage someone you know to apply online or learn more about the program, position qualifications, and benefits at www.minnesotarecoverycorps.org  For more information about our two openings, please email Kelley.Heifort@state.mn.us
 
 Do you know someone who would love to help the MN Department of Corrections expand strategic solutions to the nation’s opioid epidemic? Encourage them to begin a year of service this fall at MN Department of Corrections!

MINNESOTA OPIOID RESPONSE CORPS OVERVIEW

Minnesota Opioid Response Corps is a new program designed to provide a strategic solution to our nation’s opioid epidemic and other substance use disorders. Members are recruited to serve for 11 months, beginning in September. In exchange for their service, members receive a modest living allowance and an education award to use towards post-secondary education or to pay back qualified federal student loans.  Members typically serve in a full-time capacity. A full-time member must be able to serve 40 hours per week at the partner organization and complete 1700 hours of service between September 16, 2018 and August 3, 2019.

WHAT ARE MORE CORPS SERVICES?

·         Navigators are trained to provide capacity building services to their site, as outlined in the MN DOC work plan. MORe Corps members do not provide direct services to participants.

·         Members provide capacity building services which will support one or more of the following critical areas of focus: (1) Internal Capacity, or an organization’s ability to provide and evaluate evidence-based services and the supports needed to effectively prevent and/or serve persons in addiction care settings; (2) External/Network Capacity, or an organization’s ability to partner with cross-sector partners (i.e. prevention, intervention/treatment, and recovery services), local/statewide planning groups, or the broader public to facilitate prevention, healthcare access, or epidemic awareness campaigns; and/or (3) Workforce Capacity, with a special focus on developing workforce pipelines in addiction care that respond to local shortages and are inclusive to low-income persons in recovery.

·         Members are trained throughout their year to help them build the skills they need to provide services to the site.

Please encourage someone you know to apply online or learn more about the program, position qualifications, and benefits at www.minnesotarecoverycorps.org.  For more information about our opening, please email Jolene.rebertus@state.mn.us

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