Indiana to Address Brain Trauma Among Released Offenders

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Public News Service Indiana on 10/3/2014

INDIANAPOLIS – Some major money is flowing into the Indiana Department of Correction to address brain trauma. The department has been awarded a $1 million federal grant to screen and provide treatment for released offenders who have traumatic brain injuries. Edinburgh Correctional Facility Superintendent Frances Osburn is leading the project and says their goal is to minimize the risk of re-offending and ultimately help lower the state’s incarceration costs. “We’re going to make them aware, because sometimes they may not even be aware that they have a brain injury and provide them with tools and treatment so they don’t come back and, ultimately, employment,” says Osburn.