Page 4 - Chehalis Tribal Newsletter - September 2016
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Innovative jail program honored

Offender re-entry The Chehalis Tribal Jail’s Offender Re-entry Program was recognized for its work improving inmates’ lives.
work recognized for
positively addressing INFORMATION 25 percent drop in recidivism innovative and can document
inmates’ mental, between 2014-15 among concrete results. Programs
behavioral health For more about the National individuals who actively are evaluated on the following
Criminal Justice Association, participated in program dimensions:
The National Criminal go to services.
Justice Association is proud to To learn about the NCJA n Address an important
honor the Chehalis Tribal Jail’s Outstanding Criminal Justice In addition, data on Chehalis criminal justice issue.
Offender Re-entry Program Program Awards and to see Tribal members who went to
with its Outstanding Criminal previous winners, go to ncja. residential treatment show n Demonstrate collaboration
Justice Program Tribal Award. org/outstanding-criminal- that none have returned to jail among criminal justice and
Inmates receive vital mental justice-program-awards. on their original charges after allied agencies and disciplines.
and behavioral health services treatment.
through the program. abuse treatment. The re-entry n Provide quantitative
program promotes better The NCJA Outstanding evidence of accomplishing
The award was presented life choices and helps reduce Criminal Justice Program program goals.
at the National Forum on recidivism. Awards are given out annually
Criminal Justice on Aug. 9 in to five criminal justice programs n Is a good example of using
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Since 2013, Chehalis Tribal for providing effective services federal funds to initiate the
Probation Services reports a to address crime-related program that is subsequently
The Confederated Tribes issues in their communities. supported through state and
of the Chehalis Reservation The winning programs are local funds or is self-sustaining.
established the Offender Re-
entry Program in 2013 under n Can be easily replicated in
Tsapowum Chehalis Tribal other jurisdictions.
Behavioral Health Services.

The goal was to bring on an
offender re-entry manager to
conduct chemical dependency
assessments and weekly
outpatient treatment for
inmates at the jail.

Services include mental
health and chemical dependency
counseling, domestic violence
perpetrator treatment, financial
literacy classes, life skills
classes and getting benefits and
treatment beds for inmates
who want inpatient substance

Don’t believe the hype – flossing does work

Contributed by the Millions of bacteria live in bone support, teeth can become Flossing helps remove bacteria
Chehalis Tribal Dental Clinic our mouth; they eat the food mobile and eventually might that can cause cavities and
that we eat, they spill acid need to be removed. bone loss.
Recently, news outlets (bacteria poop) onto our teeth.
announced that “there is no This acid eats away at our hard Flossing removes bacteria,
scientific evidence that flossing enamel layer. If left undisturbed, thereby decreasing the chance
is beneficial.” these bacteria eat a hole into the of cavities developing and
tooth that is a cavity. Bacteria periodontal disease.
As a dental professional, I living in between teeth also
can tell you without a shadow of can cause periodontal disease, It doesn’t take a scientific
a doubt, it works. Not cleaning which attacks the bone that study to know that toilet paper
in-between the teeth is the same supports teeth. Without good works, and it doesn’t take a
as not brushing the smooth scientific study to know that
outer surfaces. dental floss works too.
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