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Programs for Residents

Describes the programs available to residents of the Center.

Out-patient drug and alcohol treatment

These programs are through a local non-profit agency. They give treatment services to residents and other justice involved individuals on supervision.

Residential drug and alcohol treatment

There are two 90-day treatment programs: one for males and one for females. These programs have family participation (families are a part of them), education, anger management, relapse prevention (help to not start using substances again once you stop), and Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT). The first part of the program is working with a Recovery Mentor to start a job, join support groups, and find housing.

Moral recognation therapy (MRT)

This is a cognitive-based (thought process) program that helps justice involved individuals deal with their antisocial beliefs and behaviors. MRT helps residents with personal, social, moral, and behavioral growth. It focuses on more positive behavior and self-esteem, less selfishness, dealing with frustration, and moral reasoning (thinking about what is right and wrong).

Anger management

This is a cognitive-based behavioral program that deals with anger, things that cause anger, controlling your own actions, and having more self-awareness (paying attention to what you think, feel, and do).

Mental health services

We have mental health evaluations (tests), and referrals to mental health programs in the community. We also have psychiatric services for residents who need to manage their medications.

Employment services

We have an employment (job) specialist to help residents find a job in the community. The focus is on writing a resume, filling out job applications, interview skills, and keeping a job. We also help residents learn how to use public transportation, like the bus and the light rail.

Computer literacy

We teach basic computer skills, and how to use the internet to find possible jobs and fill out job applications.

Faith-based support

The Prison Fellowship has many Bible studies during the week in the Center. Residents can also attend (go to) church or other faith-based groups in the community. This gives residents support, and is a part of their transition (change over) back into the community.