Offenders sentenced to a Retained Jurisdiction will be selected based upon their assessments to participate in either a Correctional Alternative Placement Program (CAPP) or Traditional rider.
Correctional Alternative Placement Program: CAPP is a 90-120 day intensive cognitive based treatment program that utilizes core programming elements such as: Moral Recognition Therapy, Relapse Prevention Group, Helping Women Recover, Responsible Mothers, and Pre-Release, which are all designed to target cognitive, behavioral and social skills, as well as substance abuse related problems.
Retained Jurisdiction (Traditional Rider): is a 180 day cognitive-based treatment program with a focus on obtaining their GED. Those selected to participate in this program are enrolled in the following groups: Moral Reconation Therapy, Relapse Prevention Group, Helping Women Recover, Responsible Mothers, Pre-Release, and Education classes.
Offenders who are sentenced to their time are assessed to determine their medical, programmatic, education level and mental health needs. The information from these assessments is used to determine which treatment Pathway they will be participating in. The Pathways utilize groups of Anger Management, Cognitive Self Change, Moral Recognition Therapy, Relapse Prevention, Helping Women Recover and Therapeutic Community.
Anger Management: This manual was designed for use by qualified substance abuse and mental health clinicians who work with substance abuse and mental health clients with concurrent anger problems. The manual describes a 12 week cognitive behavioral anger management group treatment. Each 90 minute weekly session describes specific instructions for group leaders and includes homework assignments for participants.
Moral Reconation Therapy: The Moral Reconation Therapy system assumes that most substance abuse and sociopathic behavior is caused by inadequate reasoning. MRT uses a series of structured exercises and tasks to foster development of higher levels of reasoning and addresses other important treatment areas such as: confronting personal beliefs, assessing relationships, facilitating identity development, enhancing self-esteem, decreasing hedonism and developing a tolerance of delayed gratification.
Cognitive Self Change: Cognitive Self Change is designed to teach how to recognize, identify, control and alter attitudes, beliefs and thoughts that support criminal activities. CSC provides tools to learn how to direct and re-direct thinking about life choices. Without this ability, habitual thinking determines choices in advance. The class teaches offenders that they have the the ability to choose the direction of their lives and to take responsibility for whatever choices are made. CSC doesn't try to make an offender change; it teaches change.
Relapse Prevention Group: Relapse Prevention Group is designed to teach that relapse is the progression that creates the overwhelming need for alcohol and drugs. RPG teaches offenders how to recognize and cope with the warning signs that precede a return to substance abuse or criminal behaviors and teaches recovery planning as well. RPG provides tools and plans of action to prevent relapse in its earliest stages while incarcerated, on parole and/or final release.
Helping Women Recover: HWR provides gender-specific programming on alcohol and other drug abuse addictions. HWR was created in collaboration with Stephanie Covington, PhD, and a leading expert in women's addiction programs, Recovering women have the opportunity to understand addiction and the signs and symptoms experienced by women who struggle with it. In this 17 session program, women use a journal. They examine the connection between substance abuse and high-risk behaviors and learn facts about how alcohol and other drugs affect women.
Responsible Mothers (RM): Nothing puts a strain on a family like the incarceration of a parent. How to Be a Responsible Mother prepares the incarcerated offender for the challenges of being a mother on the inside while also readying them for the parenting challenges that wait upon their return to the community. Topics discussed include: overcoming barriers to becoming a responsible mother, understanding child development, using positive discipline with your children, responsibilities of motherhood and other special issues. This workbook will help the offender to understand and accept the bond between themselves and their children.