The goal of the REHAB program is to help patient inmates transition back into the community with the skills they need to re- main abstinent from alcohol and drugs, han- dle life’s stresses and gain and maintain gainful employment. Research shows that a supportive transition is one of the most an important contributor to their ability to fight addiction and stay out of jail.
The program is a multi-phase program which first prepares the inmate client for life outside of incarceration and then monitors and mentors them through the transition period. Helps support them with a variety of counseling and coaching that client may need to want.
How it works?
Phase I: Client is transferred to Work Release or the residential facility. The client will undergo in- tensive treatment and counseling for the first thirty days. This could include job readiness training, substance abuse treatment, and be- havior modification. These services are pro- vided at the community corrections campus, as well as, the residential treatment facility.
Phase II: After client gains employment client continues to participate in an individual ther- apy plan determined by his situation and needs. The program sets a series of personal improvement goals for each client to work on.
Phase III: This phase begins after a minimum of ninety days during which the client must have remained employed and have met the majority of the goals in his individualized treatment plan. Upon achieving those goals client will is eligible to participate even further in other community programs.
Phase IV: Having met all requirements and per- sonal objectives a client is eligible to transition to housing in the community. Transition could include a home monitoring system, a decision that is made based on being in compliance with judicial orders. Client is assigned a discharge plan which could include continue treatment.
Phase V: Client continues the treatment and counseling outlined in his discharge plan.
Who is eligible? Inmates with six to nine months left on their sentence or un-sentenced Parish inmates. DOC (Department of Corrections) inmates may also be considered once rap sheet is available. Referrals are also accepted from LPCC, Probation and Parole, local judges, and other local agencies.
Where do program participants live? Inmates are housed at the work release center and attend treatment at the Community Corrections Campus.
What is required of the client inmate? Most importantly a client must have a full and honest commitment to changing their life.
They must be willing to work full-time upon the completion of their initial 30 day orientation period and continue therapy in the evening for an additional five months.
Does the inmate have to find a job on his own? Yes, but we provide training and assistance to help them.
Is treatment continued once they are sent home? We offer aftercare here at REHAB as well as make referrals to other community providers based on the needs of the client.
Is there a cost? Yes, it is a sliding scale fee based on the cli- ent’s ability to pay.
Is there a waiting list? Depends on the number of clients in the pro- gram at the time the referral is made. There is a waiting list from time to time.
Who can I contact to see if someone is eligible or for more information? REHAB Office @ 337-231-6365 ext 290 Ques- tions from other programs providers, agen- cies, or other stakeholders should be directed to:
Winn Amos, BCPC, RAC, CCD , CCS Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Corrections - Addictions Counseling Program Manager - REHAB
231-6365 ext. 292