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Youth Services Institute Continuum of Care. Program Joanne Terrell. I.History. Juvenile Sex Offender Law Department of Youth Services (DYS) Response Accountability Based Sex Offender Program (ABSOP Residential) Aftercare Program - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • Youth Services Institute

    Continuum of Care


    Joanne Terrell

  • I.HistoryJuvenile Sex Offender LawDepartment of Youth Services (DYS) ResponseAccountability Based Sex Offender Program (ABSOP Residential)Aftercare ProgramFunding from OJJ through ADECA 5 year grant with 2 extensions 2000 2008Annie B. Casey FoundationJuvenile Detention Alternatives Initiatives (JDAI)DYS/ADECA Funds ABSOP: COC Program

  • II.COC Mission StatementTo establish a continuum of care aimed at fostering accountability relapse prevention, community safety, and positive growth for youth in need of diversion and alternative sentencing options, transitional services and aftercare treatment.

  • Three Programs of COCSexually ReactiveReferrals from DHR, Schools, Mental Health Centers, FamiliesAlternative SentencingReferrals from Juvenile CourtReferrals from D. A.s office (Youthful Offender status)Referrals from defense attorneys

  • Three Programs of COCAftercareABSOP Residential in Conjunction with Juvenile CourtsReferrals from private facilities ( Hillcrest Hospital, Three Springs, Alabama Clinical Schools)Assessment Only Referrals from Juvenile Courts, DHR ,Mental Health Centers, Schools, Families etc.

  • To provide quality program staff5 Therapists (3 MSWs & 2 M.S. Counseling)5 Case ManagersMSW InternsProgram Specialists * Program Specialists * Program Training Staff

    Goals of COC

  • Goals

    To establish and maintain positive interagency collaboration- To develop and maintain the Therapeutic Triangle

  • Therapeutic TriangleJuvenile Probation OfficerDHR Social WorkerMental Health counselorCOC TherapistCOC Case Manager

  • To Provide an Evidenced Base Therapy and Psychoeducation Program

    Aftercare Program/Alternative Sentencing

    Self-regulation model of relapse prevention

  • Goal CategoriesI. Acquisitional Goals (Approach)II. Inhibitory Goals (Avoidance)III. Self- Regulation Theory Goal-Dependent Action Plans A) Offense Scripts B) Mental Simulation

  • Three Styles of Dysfunctional Self-Regulation1) Disinhibition2) Misregulation3) Effective but pathological self-regulation

  • Relapse ProcessPhase 1- Life EventPhase 2- Desire for Deviant Sex or ActivityPhase 3- Offense-Related GoalsPhase 4- Strategy Selected a) Avoidant Goals avoidant- passive pathway avoidant- active (misregulation) b) Approach Goals approach- automatic approach- explicit

  • Phase 5- High-Risk Situation EnteredPhase 6- LapsePhase 7- Sexual Offending Self-focus Victim focus Mutual focusPhase 8- Post Offense EvaluationPhase 9- Attitude Toward Future OffendingRelapse Process

  • Relapse Prevention- Assessment and Treatment ImplicationsPhase 1- Assessment Developmental Issues Social Competency Issues Psychosocial Assessment Clinical Interview Collateral ContactsPhase2 & 3 Goal Assessment Offense- Specific Factor Assessment

  • Phase 4, 5, & 6 Offense cycle assessment Offense skill assessmentPhase 7 Details of actual offensePhase 8 & 9 Offender evaluation assessmentRelapse Prevention- Assessment and Treatment Implications

  • Interventions1) Avoidant- Passive Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 32) Avoidant- Active3) Approach- Automatic4) Approach- Explict

  • Aftercare Program / Alternative SentencingProvide a seamless transition from residential care back into the communityCase Management ProgramCase Manager will broker resources for client and their families (mental health treatment, medication, vocational rehabilitation, educational services housing needs, leisure activities)Case Manager will service as a mentor for client

  • Sexually Reactive ProgramPsychosocial Assessment Weekly Individual Therapy Sessions (number of sessions vary)Psychoeducational Group Sessions (10-12 session, 10 are mandatory)Family Psychoeducational Group Sessions (5-8 sessions)

  • To Provide a Community Education and Safety ProgramCommunity Education ProgramConduct presentations for county courts, juvenile probation officers and other community stakeholdersConduct educational forums conference presentations and develop partnerships with community stakeholders

  • Community Safety ProgramCommunity SafetyConduct a comprehensive risk assessment at either the beginning of treatment or at the completion of treatmentTermination Summary includes the clients progress during treatment, risk level and expectations after release to ensure community safety

  • Community Safety ProgramCommunity SafetyWeekly Treatment Team Meetings to discuss case co-ordination, assess case progress and receive supervisory support and feedbackTherapist / Case manager will conduct face to face meetings to discuss case co-ordination


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