Mental Health Services
CEC's comprehensive mental health care services provides mentally ill offenders with a continuum of care treatment program. The programs are designed to take into account the unique needs of offenders with mental health problems and co-occurring disorders.
The treatment of offenders with serious mental health problems differs from the treatment afforded to those with alcohol and other substance abuse disorders. CEC recognizes the unique needs of this population and has developed a comprehensive treatment program for offenders with mental health problems.
CEC provides mentally ill offenders with a continuum of care treatment program, which is administered by a diverse group of service professionals, as well as linkages to aftercare in the community. Only through a continuum of care can mentally ill offenders increase their chances of living independently, thereby preventing their return to the criminal justice system, to mental hospitals or to homelessness.
CEC uses a multi-disciplinary approach to treat individuals with co-occurring disorders. Our staff are cross-trained to treat both substance abuse and mental illness simultaneously in the same service setting. As part of our comprehensive treatment services, we offer appropriate medication monitoring and behavioral health services to this offender population.