New Start and Re-Entry Program

For those who have been incarcerated in Kitsap County Jail, or incarcerated elsewhere but currently reside in Kitsap County

New Start is a voluntary program providing comprehensive substance use disorder treatment and re-entry coordination and support services on-site at the Kitsap County Jail, serving incarcerated adults who are experiencing substance use disorders and need referral to the appropriate level of care for SUD treatment. New Start also provides comprehensive assessment and treatment. Priority is given to veterans, pregnant women, IV drug users, people with drug-related criminal histories, and those exiting jail into homelessness.

Continuing care treatment, vocational services, and supportive transitional housing are also provided for up to nine months after participants exit the jail as a part of our Re-Entry Program. In addition, New Start and its community partner programs provide a safety net of services that support mental and physical health, justice and legal aid, housing, transportation, education, and more.

  • Assessment and Intakes: To have a Substance Use Disorder Assessment or an Intake Appointment, please contact Admissions¬† at (360) 876-9430 or for quick enrollment in substance use disorder treatment within (7) days.
  • Transportation: If you are in need of transportation to or from your WSTC Appointment, please call: Nia (360) 876-9430.
  • Housing: We also offer housing for New Start and Re-Entry Patients, and to screen for our housing services please contact our Lead Housing Case Manager: Nia (360) 876-9430.
  • Telehealth: We offer telehealth treatment to New Start or Re-Entry Patients who have a major transportation barrier, and would like to continue living in their own home. We offer ZOOM Assessments, Intakes, Group Counseling, and Individual Counseling. If this is something that you need please know we can accommodate your needs.
  • Health Insurance: For same-day insurance enrollment or verification please contact our Billing Specialist: Heather at (360) 876-9430 or
  • MAT Treatment: If you are in need of Medically Assisted Treatment options like Suboxone, Vivitrol, or Subutex, please contact Peninsula Community Health Services.
  • Primary Care Doctor: For MAT Patients, Peninsula Community Health Services also offers a Primary Care Physician (PCP).

A report released by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) in 2010 showed that alcohol and other drugs are significant factors in all crime and that 85% of the U.S. prison and jail population have substance use disorders; were under the influence of alcohol or other drugs at the time of their crime; committed their offense to get money to buy drugs; were incarcerated for an alcohol or drug law violation; or shared some combination of these characteristics. The report found that if all inmates who needed treatment and continuing care received such services, the community would break even in a year if just over 10% remained sober, employed, and crime free and that the community would reap an economic benefit of $90,953 per year, per offender.