Substance Abuse Care
Morgan Martin was born and raised in the seaport city of Apalachicola, Florida. She graduated with honors from Franklin County Schools in 2015. During her tenure, she served in a myriad of leadership roles including president of S.W.A.T. (students working against tobacco). After leaving the nest, she moved to Tallahassee, FL to study at Florida A & M University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism in August of 2019. Morgan is passionate about serving others in any capacity. Now, she currently resides home to help individuals at risk of being involved in the criminal justice system.
Morgan is the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Substance Abuse Care Coordinator. Her outreach and care coordination role are significant to the county; connecting individuals to services has been challenging due to a lack of information about available services, transportation, and stigma associated with treatment services. To further understand her role, look at the scope of work below.
- Develop a plan to educate, engage, and refer individuals for services.
- Develop relationships and formal working agreements with community treatment providers to include the scope of work and sharing of information.
- Coordinate to aid overcoming barriers to receiving services.
- Remain engaged with the individual until services are initiated.
- Maintain detailed documentation of all efforts to engage individuals and provide community education and outreach.
As a county, we must continue to hold each other accountable. The substance abuse care coordinator is here to help tackle the high need for substance abuse treatment. Together we will see a difference and witness a safer residence.
- Increase the number of individuals from Franklin County who engage in treatment services.
- Decrease the number of individuals who are re-arrested due to crimes related to substance abuse.
- Promote recovery within the community through education and outreach.
- Promote the use of telehealth for treatment services, as appropriate.