Fifth Judicial District - Department of Correctional Services

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TITLE: Collective Service Needs

POLICY

The Fifth Judicial District Department of Correctional Services will assess the collective needs of all its offenders, regardless of their gender, to ensure that it is maximizing the delivery of services in meeting all offenders' needs through District-wide programming and referrals to outside agencies.

PROCEDURE

  1. The Fifth Judicial District Department of Correctional Services will run an ICON Ad Hoc Report annually to establish the collective needs of all of its offenders.
  2. Collective needs will also emerge from a careful screening of case files and discussions with staff, offenders, and community agencies.
  3. The Ad Hoc Report will pull the top three needs from all of the LSI-Rs administered within the District.
  4. The Support Service Center will meet the collective needs of its high risk offenders by providing programming either through District staff or the use of outside agencies as determined by the top three needs indicated by the LSI-R.
  5. If the Support Service Center is unable to meet the needs of these offenders, it will strive to locate the programming within the community to meet the collective needs of these offenders.
  6. If the District recognizes that the offenders' needs are not being met through District programming or by outside agencies, it will assist in the development of resources to meet the collective needs of the offenders.
  7. District staff will support and assist efforts to develop community resources which can provide needed services to the offender population.
  8. The District will encourage officers to be trained to facilitate groups to meet the collective needs of all offenders.
  9. The Support Service Center will provide equal access to all District programs and activities for males and females.
    1. "Moving On" is a gender specific female-only group.
    2. "Calm" is a gender specific male-only group.
    3. Thinking for Change is a gender specific male-only group.
    4. Cognitive aftercare is a gender specific male-only group.
    5. Other District programming is offered to both males and females:
      1. Job Club is offered to both males and females.
      2. Violator aftercare is offered to both males and females.
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