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Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Program Types

Nonsecure Substance Abuse Treatment Programs are six (6)-month medium-intensity residential programs, consisting of a two (2)-month intensive treatment component where offenders live and remain at the facility twenty-four (24) hours per day, followed by a four (4)-month employment/re-entry component. These programs target offenders who fail outpatient or day/night treatment, or are evaluated as needing this level of structured environment. The programs provide an alternative residential sanction to the court. They began September 1, 1991.

Secure Substance Abuse Treatment Programs are full service, long-term residential treatment programs providing a therapeutic community (TC) setting. This program type consists of an intensive treatment component lasting up to twelve (12) months, in which the offenders live and remain at the facility twenty-four (24) hours per day, followed by a six (6) month employment/re-entry component. This program type is appropriate for offenders who have had unsuccessful treatment outcomes in less restrictive settings and need long term rehabilitation in a controlled environment.

Probation and Restitution Centers (PRCs) are medium intensity residential programs for selected offenders on probation or community control who require more supervision. The average program length is approximately five (5) months. The PRC offers the court an alternative sanction, providing a highly structured environment that stresses employment and restitution to the victim, community service work, GED and basic life skills, group and individual counseling, and other opportunities for self-improvement. All offenders in the PRC receive a substance abuse evaluation and, if treatment is needed, are treated at the PRC facility.

Jail Incarceration Programs (Jail Beds): are prison diversion programs in which non-violent offenders serve up to twenty-two (22) months in a county jail as a condition of supervision, in lieu of a state prison sentence. Programs may include work release, drug treatment, work squads, or other self-improvement programs as directed by the Sheriff's office. This program is designed to serve as a final disposition to any case whose presumptive prison sentence may have been twelve (12) to twenty-two (22) months in prison. If the above criterion is met, this program can also be used for nonsecure drug treatment, PRC, or secure drug treatment failures.

Outpatient Treatment Programs: Provide therapeutic activities and interventions for offenders to assist them in their recovery from substance abuse while they maintain residence and employment in the community. The focus of the programs is on treatment and the provision of ancillary services. Outpatient services are provided to offenders on a variety of intensity levels statewide (i.e., education classes, outpatient treatment, intensive outpatient treatment, and day or night treatment).

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