Programs and Services
Halfway house correctional facilities operate 24 hours per day with on-duty staff for the high risk, high need offender. Staff monitor offender behaviors and whereabouts in the community and enforce program rules and accountability. Services include correctional case management, alcohol and other drug abuse counseling, anger management counseling, cognitive intervention group counseling, parenting counseling, independent living skills, income management, education counseling, risk/need assessment, health screening. Gradual re-entry into the community via restriction and earned privileges. Documented sign-in/sign-out system.
Day Report Centers
Day report centers emphasize alcohol and drug abuse counseling, day to day accountability, drug testing and reporting, correctional case management; and individual and group counseling. Counseling services include parenting, domestic violence intervention, cognitive intervention, anger management, income management, education, employment/vocational. Community support/service networks and transitional/aftercare services are also provided.
Case Management Services
Correctional case management for offenders in the community. Customized treatment plans are designed to address the various living skills areas defined by assessment as needing assistance. Such areas could include job seeking skills, alcohol and other drug abuse issues, specific behavioral counseling i.e. parenting, domestic violence, sex offender issues, anger management, cognitive restructuring formats; vocational and educational linkages, and other community based referrals as necessary.
High Risk Offender Case Management Program
Drawing on our decades of experience with high risk, high profile persons in residential settings, services include community reintegration, which addresses housing needs, food, transportation, and monitoring.
Transitional Living Programs
Supervised Transitional Living Programs (TLPs) serve offenders living in Wisconsin and Minnesota communities and promote responsible, pro-social lifestyle, financial independence and responsibility, gainful employment and independent living skills.
Comprehensive assessment and counseling services are provided to sex offenders, domestic violence offenders, individuals with post traumatic stress, and offenders with alcohol and drug abuse issues.
Institution and Correctional Center Services
Alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) services offered at Correctional Institutions throughout Wisconsin.
Outpatient Community Treatment Groups
Community treatment group services are offered throughout Wisconsin in the areas of: anger management, cognitive intervention/ corrective thinking, alcohol and drug abuse denial-based and treatment-based groups, alcohol and drug abuse relapse prevention groups, domestic violence intervention services for perpetrators, sex offender denial-based and treatment based groups, parenting issues, and life skills.
Character-based educational, self-help and support programs for either incarcerated offenders or offenders in the community. Goals include: promoting responsible fatherhood and parenting, empowering fathers to assume emotional, moral, spiritual, psychological and financial responsibility for their children, and leaning skills to promote positive interaction with their children.
The Long Distance Dads program is institutional based; working with incarcerated offenders and emphasizes the need for succeeding generations not to follow in their fathers’ footsteps.
The Father’s Workshop Program is community-based and attempts to create a more positive relationship with their children for appropriate parenting situations.
Juvenile Delinquent Acute Protective Supervision Program
Serves youth who are adjudicated delinquent and are considered moderate/high-risk for out-of-home care, correctional placements or are unable to remain in placement within the county. Services include promoting healthy/crime free lifestyle, responsible decision making, competent skill development, preserving and improving family functioning and training for parents to improve their abilities to manage their youth in the home environment. Collaboration with community stakeholders.
County Alternative Programs
A continuum of offender sanctions and services designed to reduce jail overcrowding, increase community safety and reduce recidivism include:
- Assessment and Screening – using jail classification system and risk/need assessment instruments to determine offender appropriateness of diversion program.
- Case Management – supervision and monitoring of offenders through completion of diversion programs. Collateral contacts with offender accountability are stressed while maintaining extensive communication with criminal justice system personnel. Electronic monitoring added for the higher risk offender.
- Day Reporting – emphasizing daily interface, accountability, drug and alcohol testing.
- Justice Volunteer Program – combines offender case management and citizen volunteers that serve as mentors for problem solving and responsible living.
- Treatment Groups – alcohol and drug, anger management, independent living skills to address the causal factors related to criminal behavior.
- Community Service – offenders perform unpaid work at selected public and private non-profit sites. Both individual work hours and supervised crew hours are performed.
- Repeat Driving Offenders – Intensive Supervision Program for repeat driving offenders with convictions for operating while intoxicated, operating after revocation, and operating after suspension. Pre-trial and post-adjudication supervision and services include screening/assessment, correctional case management, day report services, drug and alcohol testing, AODA relapse prevention groups, cognitive intervention/corrective thinking groups, offender participation in victim impact presentations, and pre/post testing for attitude and belief system changes.
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