Unit 5 - AODA/Release
Institution Unit Supervisor:
Unit B5 provides an
environment that promotes rehabilitation with re-entry planning,
medication management, independent living skills, job skills, personal
responsibility, and self-control to reintegrate the resident to the
community. Unit B5 houses inmates as well as individuals under
alternative to revocation (ATR) statuses, and it is expected that all
are involved in individualized programming.
In preparation for a
successful transition into the community, develop a supportive
environment that provides inmates the opportunity to learn and practice
skills, and make independent choices which promote wellness and
recovery. Teams will consistently teach, model, and reinforce
appropriate behavior and healthy communication in a safe and secure
The objective of unit B5 is to provide skills and practice necessary for
successful re-entry to the community. The unit provides a
community-based environment with practice in budgeting. The program is
choice-based and each resident receives $30 of simulated money in an
account for monthly expenses. Room and board is collected on the 1st of
the month. It includes 3 meals per day and a set amount of hygiene
items. Anything beyond the room and board expenses must be prioritized
for value and budgeted for as needed. Treatment interventions and
coaching will promote applying skills to manage independently in the
Inmates are provided the opportunity to engage in multidisciplinary
groups, unit activities, individualized counseling sessions, as well as
other specialized social work, recreation therapy, and psychological
services in an effort to achieve the following goals:
To assess any needs for
release to the community and provide information and referrals to
promote public safety and offender success.
Improve and encourage
independent living and coping skills.
To educate offenders about
the use and importance of prescribed medications.
To help obtain services and
documents required upon release (i.e. Social Security, Medical
Assistance, psychiatric follow-up, and ID documents).
To promote healthy
lifestyles and constructive use of leisure time.
To develop a working
wellness plan prior to release.
To enhance support systems
and resources in the community prior to release.
To work cooperatively with
the Division of Community Corrections, state and county mental health
service agencies, and private agencies to develop viable release plans.
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August 14, 2014