Stark Regional Community Correction Center
Holmes, Stark, Tuscarawas and Wayne
4433 Lesh St. Louisville, OH 44641
*American Correctional Association (ACA)
Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OMHAS-Outpatient Chemical Dependency Treatment Certified
Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
Intake and Screening
Screening eligibility and admission criteria established by the Facility Governing Board and pursuant to Ohio Revised Code. Referrals are adult male and female felony offenders referred by the sentencing Courts of Common Pleas.
Offered to all offenders in the Orientation Phase. Group ensures an understanding of the rules, regulations and expectations of SRCCC residency; prepares offenders for maximum input into the development of their individualized treatment plan via instruction in goal setting, decision making and problem solving; reviews the sanctions and rewards available to offenders, and provides and introduction to cognitive behavioral programming.
Each offender is assigned to one of five teams depending on risk level and other responsivity measures. Each team consists of five (5) staff members, including the offender’s designated case manager. Each offender is also assigned to a team coach who helps the offender manage their individualized treatment program. With input from the offender, the team makes decisions on treatment issues and progression through the program.
Examines the stages of change and determines the mindset of each offender and their ability to benefit from the program. Offenders become prepared to be more receptive to the treatment process.
Intensive Chemical Dependency Treatment
Offenders assessed in need of treatment attend a cognitive-behavioral based program beginning with group treatment sessions that meet four (4) times a week for six (6) weeks. Offenders may then begin continued care by attending individual counseling sessions, Advanced Skills, Relapse Prevention, Bridging the Gap – a program designed to help offenders make contact with resources in their home community that will support their sobriety and recovery – and attend support meetings in the community.
A cognitive-behavioral based course to assist those offenders with continued needs in an effort to reduce the risk to re-offend.
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.
An interactive course that provides information to offenders to expand their awareness of the impact criminal activities has on victims. This cognitive-behavioral based course consists of thirteen (13) sessions.
A comprehensive educational program based upon Adult Learning Theory that is personalized to each offender’s need and interests based on the results of standardized testing administered to each offender upon admission. Post-testing is administered prior to discharge to assess progress.
Literacy - Offenders determined to be illiterate or functionally illiterate participate in literacy education.
Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) – Offenders lacking a secondary education will be enrolled in ABLE. Offenders lacking a secondary education or GED will be encouraged to work toward and take the GED.
Post-Secondary Education – For offenders interested in and eligible for university or technical college education, normal enrollment through the selected school will be scheduled.
Probation specialists assist offenders with enforcement of probation conditions, maintenance of No Contact and Civil Protection Orders, approval of all visitors, resolving any outstanding court obligations, and act as liaison to other courts and probation departments.
In addition to any court ordered community service, offenders complete community service work at the appropriate site following a restorative justice model. Offenders will complete some service in the community related to their specific offense, or in relation to criminogenic factors. Offenders who are not court ordered to complete community service work complete a minimum of 40 hours.
A gender-specific health class has been developed per ACA guidelines.
Offenders with special needs are given individual counseling and may be engaged in a substance abusing mentally ill (SAMI) treatment group. Offenders are also referred to community agencies for a variety of services such as med-somatic treatment, counseling, psychiatric interventions, medications, etc.
Job Readiness Class
Offenders learn the basic tenets and soft skills necessary to improve their employability. Offenders are oriented to community vocational assistance resources such as Work Force Initiative Association, Ohio Bureau of Employment Services, Urban League, etc. Offenders may also participate in the Transitional Education Program (TEP).
Job Seeking Activities
Offenders are given guidance, leads, and transportation to obtain employment as needed and as available.
Career Resource staff assists the offender with job development, interview scheduling and assistance in registering for vocational training programs.
Budgeting and Money Management
Offenders are assisted with establishing a budget in accordance with the offender’s assets and financial requirements. Offenders pay a percentage of net earnings toward court-ordered obligations, establish a savings account in preparation for post-program living arrangements and pay on family bills.
A six (6) session cognitive-behavioral based course consisting of material that is provided to ease the offenders’ return back into their home communities by focusing on re-integration and relapse prevention. The group is interactive and addresses any concerns offenders may have regarding release, the responsibilities of being on probation, and the offender’s need to uphold the expectations and commitments to the court.
Cognitive-behavioral based group sessions examine the etiology of anger and provide offenders with techniques to effectively manage their emotion.
A review of specific techniques and skills relevant to changing thinking and behavior. These cognitive-behavioral courses are offered for Chemical Dependency and Thinking for a Change.
Families in Transition
Families of offenders are invited to attend a session with the offender designed to give them information about what to expect when they transition from SRCCC into the community. Topics such as family support, community resources, probation compliance, and continued care are covered in the session.