Overview: Each resident is given a variety of assessments in order to develop an individualized treatment plan. This plan is created to address such issues as mental health, substance abuse, attitude and orientation, employment/vocational training, education, and housing. The resident participates in an intensive cognitive behavioral curriculum that has proven to be effective in addressing criminal behavior. The goal is to reduce the likelihood of relapsing or re-offending. Residents move through the curriculum by meeting their individualized program goals. As they progress, the residents gradually reintegrate into their communities. Residents must demonstrate appropriate behavior by obtaining and maintaining employment (if appropriate), attending support group meetings, and becoming pro-social members of their communities.
Assessments: During the resident’s first two (2) weeks in the program, he/she completes a series of risk/needs assessments to identify his/her criminogenic treatment needs, treatment readiness, and motivation level. Assessments include: Ohio Risk Assessment System (ORAS), Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory (SASSI-3), Adult Self Assessment Questionnaire (ADSAQ), Adult Substance Use Survey-Revised (ASUS-R), Beck Depression Inventory, How I Think Questionnaire (HIT), and Social Skills Assessment. In addition to these instruments, the Pre-Sentence Investigation (PSI) report and other collateral information is used to determine risk/needs, treatment readiness, and motivation level.
Case Management Services: The resident is assigned a Case Manager, who assists him/her in developing a treatment plan with goals and objectives to address the identified criminogenic factors. The resident immediately starts to address the goals and objectives in his/her treatment plan. Goals that cannot be obtained within the four (4) to six (6) months of residency will become a part of the resident’s release plans, which are forwarded to the probation department. The probation officers enforce, monitor, and supervise compliance with the release plan.
Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Curriculum: Groups are developed to be comprehensive in nature and address the total range of the resident’s criminogenic needs. Each of the groups address major criminogenic areas and use curriculum that are evidence-based and proven to reduce criminal behavior in the adult resident population. Cognitive-behavioral methods are applied in all group activities.
Mental Health Services: NEOCAP offers a Mental Health Services program to those residents identified with a history of mental health problems and are enrolled in programming specific to their needs. We have a contract with a Psychiatrist who sees each resident on a regular basis, prescribes medication and coordinates treatment with our staff. Residents, with the help of his/her case manager, identify a community agency to follow up with mental health services upon his/her release. At least the first appointment for continuity of care is scheduled and if possible, the resident attends the appointment prior to his/her release. The treatment team at NEOCAP provides a treatment summary and recommendation for continuing services to the agency in which the resident will pursue treatment and all efforts are made to ensure a smooth transition and continuity of care.