Clients residing at the Community Justice Transition Center have the opportunity to participate in a number of programs aimed at decreasing the likelihood for recidivism. Programs are targeted at treatment, employment, work skills and community engagement.
- Recovery based groups – Our general sanction population are able to benefit from open curriculum recovery groups that utilize a UCCI Cognitive Behavioral Interventions approach. These groups are for both men and women, where they challenge the justice involved individuals’ thoughts and attitudes as they relate to behavior and actions.
- Medically Assisted Treatment - This program is an evidence-based approach to treating opioid use disorders with medication. Justice involved individuals at the facility have access to Telehealth Services that provide them with the necessary medication used to help reduce the risk of opioid abuse.
- Peer-Delivered Supports – The Pathfinder Network provides evidence-based peer mentor programming to medium and high-risk justice involved individuals while in the Transition Center. The Pathfinder Network Peer Mentoring Program works collaboratively with Community Justice staff to provide the wrap-around services necessary to meet the goals of increased offender accountability, reduce recidivism, increase public safety, and increase the success of clients releasing in the community.
- Transitional Care Program – This is a residential recovery program for Jackson County justice involved individuals to work on lifestyle change through UCCI curriculum in Cognitive Behavioral Intervention, Substance Abuse and Employment. These are comprehensive reinforcing modules that build off of each other over the course of approximately 20 weeks. They’ll complete this program with employment, housing and a connection within the Jackson County recovery community to aid them in a continuation of lifestyle change.
Clients residing at the Transition Center have access to several vocational skill-building groups.
- Job Readiness - A program for justice involved individuals who are motivated to attend the Job Readiness class which affords them an opportunity to create resumes, apply for jobs, and connect with community resources that are currently hiring in a Second Chance employment environment within the community. This program includes opportunities for them to participate in mock interviews and navigate the application process regardless of criminal history.
- Work Crews – Justice Involved Individuals are given a daily work routine that provides assistance to other county, city and state departments with landscape maintenance and trash removal. Clients are given the opportunity to give something back to the community while earning time off their jail sentence. All work crews are supervised by a Community Service Crew Coordinator who teaches them general labor skills and general maintenance skills of small engine equipment that can be listed as job skills on a resume or application. Clients learn the value of teamwork and a strong work ethic that can assist them in finding and maintaining paid employment on the outside.
- Wildland Firefighting - This program provides the opportunity for justice involved individuals to become certified in wildland firefighting. We dispatch to fires on a Transition Center staffed crew, where these individuals can gain experience in the field and work toward ongoing certification and education in Wildland Fire. This experience is designed to give them valuable and employable experience within the work force once released.
- The Transitional Housing program offers Jackson County justice involved individuals a housing opportunity within our community to assist in transition from incarceration or unhealthy lifestyles. This program uses resources through the Parole & Probation Department to assist with connection to services such as employment and housing search, obtaining Oregon Health Plan insurance, EBT benefits, basic health needs and legal services through focused movement in the community. Transportation is also provided primarily through bus tokens for RVTD which picks up directly in front of the facility.