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The purpose of Recidivism Reduction Services (RRS) is to target high risk and high need offenders referred to program and services; and address the risk and needs of offenders.

The agency implements Cognitive Behavioral interventions (CBI) to assist the department of Public Safety with reducing recidivism. This is achieved with implementation of effective correctional interventions, which are proven to work with Offenders.

Cognitive Behavioral Interventions

Essential Supportive Services implements the Evidenced Based curriculum Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT). The curriculum is a systematic treatment strategy that seeks to decrease recidivism among adult criminal offenders by increasing moral reasoning.  It is a cognitive behavioral approach that combines elements of psychological traditions to progressively address ego, social, moral, and positive behavioral growth.

MRT takes the form of group and individual counseling using structured group exercises and prescribed homework.

Substance Abuse Regular Outpatient therapy (ROPT)

Essential Supportive Services implements a non-residential treatment service with designated addiction professionals providing Evidenced Based substance abuse curriculum. Treatment is designed to meet the clinically significant behavioral symptoms or patterns that have been identified as treatment needs of the offender.

The services includes: Counseling, Psychotherapy, medication assisted therapy and other interventions.

Outpatient treatment is tailored to each offenders level of clinical severity and is designed to help the Offender change alcohol and/or drug-using behaviors.





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