AHCA - Medicaid Use of Arrested Populations

About the Project

This project examines the use of Medicaid reimbursed services for mental illnesses and substance use disorders among individuals arrested in Florida. The analysis focuses initially on six Florida counties chosen from the 23 counties that received state grants under the Criminal Justice, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Reinvestment Grant Program Act. While there is evidence that individuals released from jail with Medicaid benefits have longer community stays than those without, little is known about service use among these individuals. This project begins to fill that gap in Florida.

Principal Investigator

John Petrila, JD, LLM

Funding Agency

Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA)

Award Amount



07/01/2008 - 06/30/2009