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1. Identify the needs of the target population: Conduct a needs assessment to determine the needs of individuals with SUD returning to the community. The needs assessment should include demographics, substance use history, mental health history, and social support.
2. Develop a relapse prevention program: Based on the findings from the needs assessment, develop a relapse prevention program that includes evidence-based practices and is tailored to meet the unique needs of the target population. The program should include individual and group counseling, substance abuse education, coping skills training, and peer support.
3. Recruit and train mentors: Recruit and train mentors with experience working with individuals with SUD. Mentors should be individuals who are in recovery and have experience with relapse prevention. They should be able to provide support, encouragement, and guidance to program participants.
4. Provide case management services: Provide case management services to program participants to help them navigate the challenges of reentry. Case managers should assist participants in accessing healthcare, housing, employment, and education.
5. Evaluate the program: Develop an evaluation plan to measure the program's effectiveness. The evaluation should include process and outcome measures to determine the program's impact on participants. Use the evaluation results to make improvements to the program.
6. Budget: Based on the needs assessment and program development, allocate the budget for the program. Ensure the funding is sufficient to cover the cost to implement and succeed with a successful program.