Secure Diversionary Treatment Program – Arts and Crafts Instruction

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Secure Diversionary Treatment Program – Arts and Crafts Instruction

Cognitive Program
  • Description

    In this art program, offenders have the opportunity to work with different mediums, such as crayons, colored pencils, tissue paper mosaics, origami, and other approved materials. Recreation staff will facilitate the activity with offenders and encourage participation as a healthy leisure activity and form of self-expression. This program is part of the Secure Diversionary Treatment Program (SDTP) for Serious Mental Illness (SMI) Offenders. SDTP is designed to provide a secure and safe alternative treatment option for offenders with a major mental illness who otherwise would be in restrictive housing because behavior that may be considered a threat to safety and security of staff or other offenders. Offenders who qualify often exhibit behaviors that are intractable and unresponsive to the usual therapeutic and management interventions available in the regular general population setting.

  • Length of Program

    Six modules

  • Eligibility

    All offenders housed in a restrictive housing setting where the goal is to transition to general population

  • Locations Available

    Disclaimer: Program availability is subject to change. For the most up to date offerings, please contact facilities or offices directly.

    • Marion Correctional Treatment Center

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