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About CROMISA
Who is eligible?
How are referrals made?
What are the goals for the program?
How does the program work?
Where does the funding for CROMISA come from?
CROMISA Program Participants
Contact Info

 

About CROMISA

In 2001, the Erie County Office of Drug and Alcohol Abuse was funded to provide a project with the primary goal to reintegrate offenders from the PA Department of Corrections with mental illness and substance abuse concerns back into their home community. The project developed into a program and continues today.
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Who is eligible?

Inmates from Pennsylvania State Correctional facilities, including the Community Correction Centers, the Erie, Crawford and Warren County Jails or in “Halfway-back” status closer to home may be eligible for the project if they have diagnoses of both mental illness and substance abuse.

Additional criterions for participation in the program are:

• Prospective participant intends to return to Erie, Warren, or Crawford counties.

• Must have one year of supervision remaining on their maximum sentence in order to participate in the program.

• Must be recommended for parole and inclusion in the program by the Parole Board and/or the State Parole Office.

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How are referrals made?

The Case Manager from the CROMISA program works with representatives from the State Correctional Institutions and other facilities to identify potential program participants. An assessment is usually completed while the inmate is still incarcerated, but can also occur after the individual has been paroled to a Community Correction Center or is in Halfway-back status.
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What are the goals of the program?

CROMISA wants to help increase a participant’s ability to successfully complete their parole by improving their ability to manage the symptoms of their mental illness and substance abuse disorders and to aid in their recovery from both. In addition, it is important to help each participant improve their ability to live independently in the community, reduce their need for inpatient treatment, and, most importantly, to prevent future criminal involvement.
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How does the program work?

Participants receive intensive, community-based services delivered via a community treatment team for a period up to 12 months. Phases of treatment include:

1. Dual residential treatment program (if needed)

2. Halfway house (if needed)

3. Community Reintegration

4. Program Discharge Preparation


Once accepted into the program, plans will be made for the individual to enter treatment at the appropriate level of care. Throughout their involvement, participants are supported by a multi-disciplinary, multi-agency team which includes a mental health forensic case manager, drug and alcohol case management, a State Parole Agent, and housing stabilization services. This team, which integrates the mental health and drug and alcohol treatment systems, follows the individual in every phase of the program, including when the individual transitions to more independent living and outpatient treatment services. Program participants are linked with resources and supported as they develop and maintain relationships within the community.
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Where does the funding for CROMISA come from?

The CROMISA program is funded through the Pennsylvania Department of Health/Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Programs and the Erie County Office of Drug and Alcohol.
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CROMISA Program Participants

Erie County Office of Drug and Alcohol
Case Management Unit
155 West 8th Street, Suite 401
Erie, PA 16501 (814) 451-6877

Erie County Care Management
1601 Sassafras Street
Erie, PA 16502 (814) 528-0600

Erie County Office of Mental Health/Mental Retardation
154 West 9th Street
Erie, PA 16501 (814) 451-6800

Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole
221 East 18th Street
Erie, PA 16503 (814) 871-4201

Gaudenzia/Crossroads
414 West 5th Street
Erie, PA 16507 (814) 459-4775

Deerfield Behavioral Health
2808 State St.
Erie, PA 16504 (814) 456-2457

Stairways Behavioral Health
138 E. 26th Street
Erie, PA 16504 (814) 453-5806
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Contact Info

For more information on the CROMISA Program, Please contact: 

Lisa Herrmann-Bradley, MS, NCC, LPC
CROMISA Case Manager
Erie County Care Management
814-528-0695

Or

Bill Fryling, MS
Drug and Alcohol Case Manager Specialist
Erie County Office of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
814-451-6871
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This program is made possible by an agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Health/Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Programs, and the Erie County Office of Drug and Alcohol Abuse. The Department and County specifically disclaim responsibility for any analyses, interpretations, or conclusions herein.


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