Criminal Justice Programs

Criminal Justice Programs

Mission:

Provide effective assessment and treatment services to people who have been involved with the court or corrections system. Description: Our aim is to enhance the ability to function effectively in the community and reduce the risk of committing additional crimes by implementing ethical and best practice models of treatment. Outpatient services are provided in our Randolph, Bradford, and Wilder sites. Services include psychosocial assessments, individual therapy, specialized group therapy, family education and support groups consistent with best practice. Programming is gender, culture and trauma sensitive. Collaborative relationships are developed with clients to help them reach identified treatment goals. The program strives to incorporate interdisciplinary treatment planning that promotes clients to take full responsibility for their crimes, hence gaining the support needed to function successfully in the community. Collaboration with community resources is provided to ensure continuity of care.

Services:

Screening; assessment; individual therapy; group therapy; sex offender treatment; batterer’s intervention treatment; anger management; family member educational and support groups; victim support

Programs Offered

 

 Weekend/DWI Program (CRASH):

Mission: The goal of the program is to provide information to help the individual understand clearly how alcohol, and other drugs, affect behavior and driving skills so that trouble is prevented in the future.

The weekend program includes the CRASH intake evaluation, the CRASH Educational program, and the determination of whether or not further therapy is necessary. The program begins on Friday evening, continues all day Saturday, and ends on Sunday afternoon, with participants remaining at the facility for the entire weekend.

Who Can Access: Individuals age 18 or older who have an offense that is considered a first or second offense of driving while under the influence.

(Individuals with a LIFE suspension for DWI are not eligible for participation in the weekend program.)

Sexual Aggressor Treatment Program

 The goal of the program is to decrease the risk of re-offending and promote healthy lifestyles through individual and group therapy. The program meets program standards set forth by the Vermont Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Sexual Aggressors.

Who Can Access:  Individuals age 18 or older who are willing to sign a specialized treatment program agreement and accept responsibility for their crime of conviction. Must have some ability to pay for services received and live in service delivery area to be eligible for sliding fee scale.

Family Education and Support Group

 The family education and support group provides education and support to family members of individuals convicted of a sexual offense. The group is offered two times annually.

Who Can Access: Individuals age 18 or older who identify themselves as a support person to an individual engaged in a sex offender treatment program. Must acknowledge that their family member/friend needs help for sexually inappropriate/abusive behavior.

Batterer’s Intervention Program

 The program adheres to the Standards for Batterer’s Intervention Programs set forth by the Vermont Coalition for Domestic Abuse. The goal of the program is to reduce the risk to engage in emotional or physical abuse towards partners.

Who Can Access: Individuals age 18 or older who have means to pay for services and acknowledge they need help due to past abuse towards others. Client must accept full responsibility for their crime of conviction.

Cognitive Self Change

The cognitive self change program was designed by the Vermont Department of Corrections for individuals convicted of a violent offense. The goal of the program is to help participants identify, recognize, and intervene in the thinking that leads to their violent behavior. Clara Martin Center facilitates Cognitive Self Change groups at the White River Community Correctional Services Center in White River Junction, Vermont and the Southeast State Correctional Facility in Windsor, Vermont.

Who Can Access: Must be referred by the Vermont Department of Corrections and meet their eligibility requirements.

Anger Management

 The anger management program aims to provide consumers with skills necessary to identify and effectively manage emotions that may lead them to engage in threatening or assaultive behavior.

Who Can Access: Individuals age 18 or older who have means to pay for services and live in the service area if needing a sliding fee scale.

Southeast State Correctional Facility Substance Abuse Program

The substance abuse program at Southeast State Correctional Facility provides assessment services, individual therapy, and group therapy to incarcerated women. The program incorporates an interdisciplinary treatment plan that is responsive to gender, trauma history, and culture.

Who Can Access: Must be incarcerated at Southeast State Correctional Facility (SESCF) with a substance abuse or dependence issue