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Unit 20 - Specialized Treatment

Clinical Coordinator: Tom Ross


The Specialized Treatment Unit’s mission is to provide interdisciplinary treatment to address a combination of trauma symptoms and maladaptive personality features with the goal of increasing participants’ skills and improving their interpersonal functioning prior to returning to Taycheedah Correctional Institution (TCI) and subsequently the community.

Unit Description

The unit houses an intensive treatment program for 10 women utilizing a modified therapeutic community. The program lasts 25 weeks and the 10 participants begin and complete the program at the same time. Upon their return to TCI, a new group will arrive to begin a new 25 weeks of programming. Staff and program participants will emphasize core values of safety, choice, collaboration, and empowerment in the unit structure, programming, and their interactions. All cells will be single-occupancy and have sinks and toilets.

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Last Revised:  April 23, 2014