Chemical Dependency

Moderate to high-risk offenders who are at higher risk to re-offend due to significant substance abuse issues may be assigned to Risk Reduction Chemical Dependency Supervision. Officers utilize the following risk reduction and supervision strategies:

  • Incorporate specialized conditions designed to aid offenders with significant chemical dependency needs
  • Link offenders with a substance abuse treatment agency and require the offender to complete an assessment with an approved, licensed provider
  • Work closely with treatment teams to ensure successful treatment
  • Address an offender’s specific criminogenic need areas
  • Assist offenders in complying with court ordered conditions
  • Communicate with community resources (treatment provider, employer, support system) to assess offender progress
  • Develop individualized case plans to include the appropriate dosage (hours) of the following:
    • Interventions (cognitive-behavioral)
    • Programming
    • Treatments (behavioral health)
  • Empower offenders to make positive changes in their thinking
  • Enforce Court ordered restitution requirements
  • Engage in quality interaction with the offender to include both behavior change strategies and accountability measures
  • Ensure adherence to reporting requirements
  • Ensure community supervision home visits are conducted
  • Notify Court of potential violations and make appropriate recommendations
  • Promote pro-social behavior through interventions and skill practice