Johnson County Mental Health Center receives more than $900,000 in federal funds to support inmates reentering society

More than $900,000 in funding contained in a $2.3 trillion spending package passed by Congress last year will go towards Johnson County Mental Health Center's efforts to support incarcerated individuals as they reenter society. Above, the Shawnee offices of the Johnson County Mental Health Center.

Johnson County Mental Health Center has received more than $900,000 in federal grant funding to support the organization’s efforts to serve incarcerated people as they prepare to reenter society.

In total, the community health center received $927,512 for the Reentry Project, which is intended to offer quality mental health care for inmates leaving detention.