Wisconsin Resource Center - Unit 12 - Psychiatric Services Daily Incentive Program/Moving Forward

Institution Unit Supervisor: Brian Miller


Provide for the needs of the individuals in the Psychiatric Service area through group and individual programming.

  • Daily Incentive program helps an inmate develop the capacity to self-regulate emotions and engage in pro-social behaviors in order to maintain placement within a less restrictive setting.

  • Moving Forward is an assigned status for those needing ongoing structure, long term management or gradual movement to a less structured environment. 


Inmates participating in the DI program will develop and maintain an increased sense of self-regulation and adaptive behaviors so that they are able to transition to a less restrictive environment. 

Unit Program Summary

The DI program is designed or suited primarily for inmates who present problematic behaviors and have difficulty maintaining pro-social behaviors in a less structured environment. The DI program integrates the "recovery" and "decompression" models of treatment in providing behavioral feedback. The unit program is designed to foster awareness and adaptation of self-control as well as enhancing appropriate social interactions with peers and institution staff. The unit operates as an inter-disciplinary management program, structured to provide rapid feedback about their behaviors. The inter-disciplinary treatment team reviews inmate progress daily and identifies individual treatment needs. Along with the Wisconsin Resource Center's objective and goals, the F12 team focuses on empowering inmates to learn the necessary skills for improving the quality of institutional life and to enhance self-reliance and confidence. 

In addition to the Daily Incentive Program, F12 provides services for chronically ill and/or poorly adjusted inmates, who do not need an incentive program. F 12 houses some long term men who will remain at WRC for the time they are incarcerated. We work closely with the Psychiatric Service Teams on A 2 and H 15 to provide treatment and security to those in our care.

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Last Revised: September 24, 2015