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Prison Therapeutic Community

A six-month evidence based Substance Use Disorder treatment opportunity for those individuals assessed with Substance Use Disorder and classified to be housed in a prison setting. Residents in these programs are housed separately from the prison general population, thereby forming their own community that encourages responsibility and accountability through peer support and uninterrupted focus on substance use treatment. See below for a list of the Commonwealth's prisons that have Addiction Services programming:

  • Green River Correctional Complex (GRCC)
  • Kentucky Correctional Institute for Women (KCIW)
  • Kentucky State Reformatory (KSR)
  • Lee Adjustment Center (LAC) (Private)
  • Little Sandy Correctional Complex (LSCC)
  • Northpoint Training Center (NTC)
  • Roederer Correctional Complex (RCC)
  • Ross-Cash Center (at WKCC)
  • Western Kentucky Correctional Complex (WKCC)


Jail Therapeutic Community

The Kentucky Department of Corrections contracts with 22 detention centers to provide evidence based Substance Use Disorder treatment programming for individuals classified to a jail setting. Individuals are housed separate from the jail general population, fostering a community accountable to, and responsible for, a supportive treatment environment. See below for a list of the Commonwealth's county detention centers/jails that have Addiction Services programming:

  • Boyle County
  • Breckinridge County
  • Bullitt County
  • Christian County
  • Daviess County
  • Fayette County
  • Fulton County
  • Grayson County
  • Hardin County
  • Harlan County
  • Henderson County
  • Hopkins County
  • Kenton County
  • Kenton County
  • Laurel County
  • Lee County (Three Forks)
  • Louisville Metro / Jefferson County
  • Marion County
  • Mason County
  • Montgomery County
  • Pike County
  • Powell County
  • Shelby County


Recovery Kentucky Centers (RKCs)

Through a joint effort by the Kentucky Department of Corrections, Kentucky Housing Corporation, and the Department for Local Government (DLG), Recovery Kentucky was created to assist Kentuckians recover from substance use disorders and to reduce homelessness. There are 14 Recovery Kentucky Centers across the Commonwealth. Each Center offers a total of 100 treatment/recovery beds, with 60 beds contracted by the Kentucky Department of Corrections in each location. Go to or see below for a list of RKCs:

Reentry Service Centers

Those individuals in need of Substance Use Disorder treatment, who meet the classification criteria for community custody, may participate in programs available in reentry service centers approved by the department to offer Substance Use Disorder treatment programming. See below for a list of the Kentucky Department of Corrections' approved RSCs:

  • Chrysalis House
    • Director Tonya Jernigan
    • (859) 977-2504
    • 1589 Hill Rise Dr., Lexington, KY 40504
  • CTS Russell
    • Director Barbara Strahm
    • (502) 855-6500
    • 1407 W Jefferson St., Louisville, KY 40203
  • Dismas Charities – Diersen (female)
    • Director Ronyal Horton
    • (502) 636-1572
    • 1218 W Oak St., Louisville, KY 40210
  • Dismas Charities – Owensboro (female)
    • Director T.C. Cox
    • (270) 685-6054
    • 615 Carlton Dr., Owensboro, KY 42303
  • Healing Place for Women
    • Director Alaina Combs
    • (502) 568-1268
    • 1503 S 15th St., Louisville, KY 40203
  • Hope Center – Ball-Quantrell Jones for Women
    • Director Stephanie Raglin
    • (859) 252-2002
    • 1524 Versailles Rd., Lexington, KY 40588
  • Hope Center – Jacobs House
    • Director David Schadd
    • (859) 543-2222
    • 289 W Loudon Ave., Lexington, KY 40508
  • George Privett Recovery Center – Hope Center Recovery for Men
  • St. Anns
    • Director Mark Meredith
    • (502) 637-9150
    • 1515 Algonquin Pkwy., Louisville, KY 40210
  • VOA
    • Director Christina Keifer
    • (502) 636-0742
    •  1436 South Shelby St., Louisville, KY 40217
  • WestCare  Hal Rogers Appalachian Recovery Center
    • Director Stephen Wright
    • (606) 754-7077
    • 10057 Elkhorn Creek Rd., Ashcamp, KY 41512

Community Intensive Outpatient

Through an agreement with the 14 Regional Community Mental Health Centers, individuals who meet the clinical and classification criteria may attend a less restrictive 6-month Intensive Outpatient Program in a location compatible with their approved home placement. Clients meet three times per week, must abide by all treatment program standards, and submit to random drug testing. See below for a list of CMHCs in the Commonwealth:

Contracted Intensive Outpatient Programs

Because the majority of the probationers, parolees, and pre-trial diversion clients reside in Louisville, Lexington, or Northern Kentucky, the department contracts with treatment agencies in these areas to provide Substance Use Disorder treatment services akin to those offered in the Community Mental Health Centers. Eligible candidates include probationers, parolees, and pre-trial diversions.

Prison Outpatient Programs

Kentucky State Reformatory serves as the primary medical center for the Department of Corrections. In response to those individuals who are medically unable to transfer to facilities where Substance Use Disorder treatment programming is offered, the Department offers evidence based outpatient Substance Use Disorder programming.

P-SAP Jail Programs

In response to Senate Bill 4, passed into law in 2009, individuals charged with Class C or D felony drug and/or alcohol crimes, with no felony convictions within the past 10 years may be eligible for treatment as an alternative to conviction. At initial incarceration, the Jail Pre-Trial Officer may alert the Division of Addiction Services Branch Manager to conduct a clinical assessment to determine eligibility for Substance Use Disorder treatment. Upon an agreement between the judge, the commonwealth attorney, the inmate in question, and his/her attorney, successful completion of a jail based, six-month treatment program may serve as an alternative to a felony conviction.

Prison Co-Occurring Program

Individuals with verifiable histories of Substance Use Disorder and mental health disorders are eligible to receive an integrated treatment program to address both mental health and substance use disorders. Programs are available in male and female prisons for those classified with prison status.

Community Co-Occurring Programs

Individuals with verifiable substance use and mental health disorders, and have community status, may receive co-occurring treatment through Community Mental Health Centers or through private providers. The Community Social Service Clinician can assist with this referral.

Reentry Drug Supervision

Mandated by Senate Bill 120, the Kentucky Department of Corrections shall implement a reentry drug supervision pilot program with a goal of restoring the lives of those experiencing Substance Use Disorders. Through a team-based oversight and evidence based behavior modification, individuals will address issues of Substance Use Disorder with support and oversight by the Parole Officer, Social Service Clinician, Administrative Law Judge, Parole Board, and mental health and Substance Use Disorder treatment providers. This program is currently piloted in Floyd and Campbell Counties.

Reentry Centers

Through provisions of SB 120, this unique reentry opportunity focuses on specific area of need for each client. This could include employment, education, medical, psychological, vocational, housing, Intensive Outpatient Substance Use Disorder treatment, and family reunification. Eligible candidates may include probationers, parolees, misdemeanants, those on MRS, and pre-trial diversion.

Medically Assisted Treatment


In 2015, the Kentucky General Assembly, through SB 192, provided $3 million to the Kentucky Department of Corrections to provide Medically Assisted Treatment (Injectable Naltrexone) in conjunction with evidence based Substance Use Disorder treatment for those individuals at risk for heroin and/or heroin relapse upon release from incarceration. Through the use of regularly scheduled Injectable Naltrexone (Vivitrol®), clients are able to eliminate the cravings that lead to heroin and opiate relapse. By maintaining this protocol, clients are best prepared for reentry to the community. There is no cost to the client for these services. Protocol requires enrollment in a jail or prison evidence based Substance Use Disorder program. For more information, please navigate to our SAMAT tab.

Social Service Clinician Community Groups

As part of the Division of Addiction Services effort to stem the high rate of Substance Use Disorders associated with incarcerated populations, Social Service Clinicians are assigned to all Probation and Parole District Officers throughout the state and are responsible for all Substance Use Disorder clinical assessments, referrals and treatment. In this capacity, Social Service Clinicians may provide group treatment for probationers, parolees, and other eligible clients..

Private Non-Contact Providers

Community based Social Service Clinicians are encouraged to utilize all available evidence based resources in the geographic catchment area. This may include agencies not formerly contracted with by the Department. Awareness of client needs and a knowledge of all local clinical resources allows for broader opportunities for change.


Addiction Services

Sarah Johnson
Phone: 502-564-6490


Jeannie Waldridge
Assistant Director
Phone: 502-758-0567


Ashley Short
Executive Staff Advisor
Phone: 502-782-2284