Secure Diversionary Treatment Program – Corrective Actions

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Secure Diversionary Treatment Program – Corrective Actions

Cognitive Program
  • Description

    The Corrective Actions journal series guides participants through an evaluation of the criminal values that have influenced their lives and helps them weigh the consequences of living a life based on criminal values versus responsible values. The Corrective Actions Series assists people through the stages of change, providing the appropriate processes along the way. Special emphasis is placed on the unaware (pre-contemplative) and raising of concern (contemplative) stages. Offenders are encouraged to examine eight basic thinking errors that lead to criminal behavior. It stresses the importance of changing the way people think as the key to changing their feelings and behavior. Journal topics include: My Change Plan, The Con Game, Thinking Errors, and Values for Responsible Living. 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

    Two weeks per journal

  • 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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