1507 Market Street Youngstown, OH 44507
*American Correctional Association (ACA)
Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OMHAS)-Residential & Outpatient Chemical Dependency Treatment Certified
Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
Chemical Dependency Program
An eight-week, 2 hour per day program which focuses on the many facets of the recovery process, inclusive of the criminal and addictive thinking process, drug and alcohol education, socialization, and introduction to external support group setting. In addition, offenders participate in weekly individual sessions.
An eight-week program which focuses on preventing relapse by further exploring triggers, warning signs and symptoms, and problem solving, as well as the use of sponsorship and home groups. Offenders are required to compile a relapse prevention plan which they can utilize to better ensure continued sobriety, in addition to addressing the need for changes in dietary patterns and positive recreational relaxation activities, alone and with family/support.
Thinking for a Change (T4C)
Is an integrated approach to changing offender behavior, developed by Barry Glick, Jack Bush, and Juliana Taymans in cooperation with the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) that uses a combination of approaches to increase an offender’s awareness of themselves and others. It integrates cognitive restructuring, social skills, and problem solving. The program begins by teaching offenders an introspective process for examining their ways of thinking and their feelings, beliefs, and attitudes. The process is reinforced throughout the program. Social-skills training is provided as an alternative to antisocial behaviors. The program culminates by integrating the skills offenders have learned into steps for problem solving. Problem solving becomes the central approach offenders learn that enables them to work through difficult situations without engaging in criminal behavior.
Cage your Rage (Anger Management)
A four-week group in which participants learn new, more positive ways to address anger and rage issues, allowing them to stay in control of their lives. The course explores the ABC’s of anger, common thinking mistakes, primary and secondary thoughts and emotions, as well as exploring past situations and new ways to deal with them.
An eight-week course based on the Duluth model, which addresses the offenders of domestic violence. Helps to identify and clarify what constitutes domestic violence and how appropriately deal with family situations without violence.
An eight-week course designed to educate participants in the areas of proper responsible parenting skills from birth through adulthood. Topics include the need for proper diet, sleep patterns during infancy through three years, and discipline versus abuse.
A four-hour session exploring anatomy, sexually-transmitted diseases, safe sex, responsible sex, and developing healthy relationships.
Is a two-hour session exploring and identifying signs, symptoms, causes and prevention of the transmission of HIV. In addition, topics covered include behaviors which put offenders at risk for the transmission of the disease.
Employment/ Vocational Planning
Vocational Planning – Three sessions explore “who” you are; skills, hobbies, etc.; and how they can relate to employment options. Apticom tests are administered to further identify possible areas of interest.
Job Readiness – A three-session group in which participants learn how to fill out applications, inclusive of common mistakes made while interviewing such as how to dress, appropriate interview skills and resume writing.
Job Retention – Designed to answer offender questions regarding situations with present employer. Explores possible opportunities of advancement and addresses how to maintain employment post-release.
Adult Basic Education
State-certified teachers assess individual offender skill levels and develop an individual education plan which addresses offender needs, inclusive of basic literacy and GED preparation, as well as assistance in applying for financial aid to attend technical/trade schools and or college.
Indoor activities include a recreational center, which offers a variety of fitness equipment, as well as a big screen television, ping- pong and pool tables. Within the unit, pool tables, board games, literature/magazines/newspapers are available.
Community Service Program
Each offender is required to complete a minimum of eight hours per week of community service. Vacant lots have been adopted which are maintained and beautified by CCA offenders.
A group composed of four sessions, to discuss issues of concern for offender/families about release required of the courts and APA.
Offenders are required to go before a panel which is comprised of facility program staff, in conjunction with the Adult Parole Authority, in order to assure with that mandates imposed by the sentencing court, Adult Parole Authority, and Community Correction Association have been met.
The aftercare program consists of a four to eight-week period, depending on the needs of the offender, in order to make a smooth transition from residential treatment back to the community. During this time, offenders who have been released are monitored through weekly telephone and face to face sessions to ensure they are maintaining required treatment plans (i.e. employment, mental health appointments, support group meetings, abstinence, etc.).
Held quarterly to recognized offenders who successfully complete all treatment goals and recommendations of the court, Adult Parole Authority and the Community Correction Association. Each graduate wears a cap and gown, and receives a tassel. Each ceremony is celebrated with a special speaker and family.