Unit 3 - AODA Release
Unit Nursing Supervisor: Sarah Donovan
The AODA/Re-Entry Unit is designed to provide an environment that
promotes rehabilitation by linking release planning, medication
management, independent living skills, job skills, personal
responsibility and self-control as means of integrating the resident
back to the community.
The AODA/Re-Entry Unit is a 18 bed structured community. The unit is
designed to provide care and release planning for those residents who
have a history of chronic mental health issues or correctional
institutionalization. The AODA/Re-Entry Unit treatment team focuses on
developing individualized release plans that are focused on independent
living skills while providing relapse prevention or wellness plans.
Through the collaborative development of individualized treatment plans,
stressors related to release planning and community reintegration will
The unit operates under a multi-disciplinary treatment model and is
structured to provide rapid feedback through constructive
consequences/rewards to modify behaviors. The treatment team consists of
an AODA Clinical Coordinator, Psychiatric Care Supervisor, Psychiatrist,
Psychological Services Associate, Social Worker, Psychiatric Care
Technicians, an Education Representative, and a Recreation Therapist.
The unit program receives additional support from staff involved in
other departments within WRC. Many residents on the unit are
participants in the Dual Diagnosis treatment program that is offered
The unit coordinates with community-based services to assist with
transitioning to the community. This may include DCC agents, Case
Managers, Social Security, family supports, and community mental health
providers. The team also coordinates efforts with the Opening Avenues to
Reentry Success (OARS) program.
The objective of Unit 3 is to provide the skills necessary for
successful re-entry to individuals being released to the community. In
order to provide this, unit 5 provides a community-based program which
functions within a monthly simulation in budgeting and prioritizing with
internal incentives. Each resident, as a parallel to SSI benefits, will
receive $30 in an account to be utilized for monthly expenses.
Each resident is required to pay room and board, which is collected
on the 1st of the month. Following the baseline expenses, each resident
will be encouraged to prioritize which extraneous expenses they value
and budget for them. Monthly room and board includes 3 meals per day and
a set amount of hygiene items. Inmates will be provided with treatment
interventions and coaching to allow them opportunities to expand and
apply their skills to manage independently in the community.
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April 23, 2014