Unit 6 - Medium Custody Service Area
Institution Unit Supervisor: Bob Kriz
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 30 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 Institution Unit Supervisor,
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 on-unit.
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 6 is to provide the
skills necessary for successful re-entry to individuals being released
to the community. In order to provide this, unit 6 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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July 09, 2014