St. Joseph County Community Corrections (SJCCC) offers extensive evidenced based programming options to clients designed to address individuals immediate and long term needs. Clients supervised through SJCCC receive individualized treatment plans based on their criminogenic risk and needs. This is achieved by integrating in-house cognitive behavioral programming; community based treatment options, job readiness, substance abuse services and graduated supervision. Graduated supervision is a process in which the client can progress through programming and achieve less supervision. Clients can transition from facility confinement to community placement. Other programs offered are:
• Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) is an evidence based cognitive behavioral program that focuses on moral reasoning, decision making and pro-social behavior. It offers a flexible drop-in option that is not available with the "Thinking for a Change" approach.
• Thinking for a Change is an evidence based cognitive behavioral change program, focusing on social skills development and problem-solving techniques. One of the most important elements to this program is the limited class size with closed groups to provide focused attention as well as providing a more structured approach.
• Intensive Outpatient Services (IOP) is a form of substance abuse rehabilitation used to target addictions in individuals who do not require detoxification or 24-hour care. IOP is an evidence-based program that utilizes best practices outlined in the book "The Basics" by Hazelden. This program focuses on addiction, relapse and building a stable lifestyle to support recovery. Carey Bits and Guides is also an EBP tool that gives effective and measurable intervention that rebuilds lives and enhances public safety. Qualified staff utilizes the Addiction Severity Index (ASI) for substance abuse assessments, and MH Screening Form III for dual diagnosis of clients with mental health and substance abuse needs requiring more intensive inpatient treatment provided by our community partner, Recovery Matters.
• Purposeful Meaningful Life (PML) is a substance abuse treatment program that targets social and life skills of our clients. This is a peer-to-peer tool we utilize to further client independence.
• Anger Management is a psycho-therapeutic program we utilize for focusing on controlling anger by recognizing personal triggers and developing strategies to control them. This program emulates EBP guidelines of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) that promote early intervention and treatment for healthier behaviors.
• Our Reentry Team provides Job Readiness which is a skill-based program focusing on resume building, interview skills and employment retention.
• Jail Treatment is a holistic program designed to prepare clients for reentry into the community. Individuals undergo an extensive assessment process to determine their individual needs such as cognitive restructuring, mental health and substance abuse treatment. Clients attend MRT, IOP and other evidence-based programming and are monitored by qualified reentry staff with a continuation of care. Housing, employment, medical intervention and services provided by outside treatment providers are also available to this population.
• GED Preparation is an educational program designed to provide instruction to clients preparing to take the High School Equivalency test. There is also individualized assistance for those clients with more extensive educational needs. We are pleased to have an in-house GED instructor and a partnership with the SBCSC.
• Peer-to-Peer programming is offered through our collaborative community partner, Imani Unidad. This program gives our clients the opportunity to practice classroom techniques that they have learned in our therapy programs in a real-world setting. This program increases the independence of our clients while the group helps clients hold one another accountable for the decision-making processes.
• Oaklawn Psychiatric Center is a partnership that provides substance abuse and mental health treatment services. These programs are offered to all clients based on the individual's risk and needs. Facility staff have received extensive training in evidence based principles and Core Correctional Practices (CCP), which means they are able to provide immediate and meaningful behavior modification interventions to clients as well as provide positive feedback to clients which aids in building their intrinsic motivations to succeed. Oaklawn also provides Court ordered Vivitrol shots to clients who have an opiate addiction. Suboxene is also available to qualified clients. SJCCC staff is trained to administer Narcan when warranted.
• Lincoln Therapeutic Center provides general substance abuse and mental health counseling to our clients as well as specialized treatment and intervention services to one of our most difficult population - sex offenders.
• Day Reporting: This program is most appropriate for low-level felons and misdemeanants, and includes daily reporting to the facility, weekly meetings with case managers and regular home visits.
• Community Transition Program (CTP): this program serves clients who are still under Department of Correction supervision but who have been approved to serve the remainder of their sentence (up to 180 days) with Community Corrections. All CTP participants begin their placement in the facility, but can earn the ability to transition to home detention.
• Community Service: Clients who have been court-ordered to perform community service are supervised by a Community Service Coordinator and provide free services to a range of local non-profit and governmental agencies.
• Pretrial Supervision: Clients on this program were placed by the courts as a condition of bond. These clients have not been convicted therefore they are not under the supervision of SJCCC. However, on the courts order, the clients are subject to electronic monitoring which is monitored by SJCCC.
Clients assigned to these programs are typically designated as moderate or low risk, which means their need for treatment programs are minimal or based on the courts order.