GEO has operated non-residential day reporting centers (DRCs) for state and county correctional agencies since 1996, delivering structured reentry services and comprehensive programming for individuals released to the community. The main objective is to increase self-sufficiency and promote positive changes in behavior through delivering evidence-based practices proven to reduce recidivism. By reducing recidivism, GEO DRCs also reduce pressure on jails and prisons and cut future correctional costs.
GEO DRCs provide on-site cognitive behavioral treatment and services tailored to participants’ specific criminogenic risks and needs serving a variety of individuals including pretrial defendants, probationers, parolees and participants involved in the immigration process. Participants receive intensive treatment focused on changing criminal thinking and behavior. At the same time, they are connected with community resources enabling them to be contributing members of the local community.
Correctional agencies are supported with individual supervision, cognitive behavioral treatment and training – all easily scaled to address and support their needs. Our day reporting program options are designed to match the needs of the population, and agency budget parameters. With implementation taking as few as 60 days, and with little to no capital expense, agency challenges can be addressed quickly.
Individuals referred to a DRC go through a multi-phase program that includes frequent reporting to the center where participants are placed at different levels of treatment and training based on assessed risks and needs. DRC staff monitors individuals closely with daily check-ins, ongoing drug and alcohol testing, and intensive case management. Our programs are rooted in consistent delivery of programming, immediate response for rewards or sanctions, and other evidence-based principles proven to change criminal behavior. DRCs help individuals gain structure and stability, change the way they think and behave, and learn new life skills.
GEO recruits qualified staff and provides extensive training and mentoring programs to cultivate program leaders. Our staff members are immersed in evidence-based practices, and work closely with our agencies to share these practices. The cumulative experience of our staff in multiple criminal justice environments provides agencies with sophisticated infrastructures including a dedicated research and development team that keeps abreast of new evidence-based practices.
By comprehensively addressing multiple criminogenic needs with targeted interventions, GEO programs are working to reduce recidivism and improve public safety outcomes. Reentry programs and services align with the philosophies and objectives of our partner agencies, providing a humane approach that enhances community safety, lowers costs and gets results.
For more information about non-residential juvenile programs from Abraxas Youth & Family Services, please visit: www.abraxasyfs.com