Specialized County Programs
CEC is a leading provider of reentry treatment and jail/detention management services to county jurisdictions across America. The correctional services CEC provides to county populations crosses the breadth of the company's expertise from reentry treatment services, jail/ detention management services, day reporting centers, in-prison treatment services and gender specific treatment. CEC county programs are designed to meet the needs of the referring agency and all focus on reducing offender recidivism.
In New Jersey*, CEC is the largest provider of reentry treatment services to county jurisdictions through its services to Essex County and Union counties at the 1196-bed Delaney Hall and Logan Hall in Newark, New Jersey and Gloucester and Mercer counties at the Albert M. "Bo" Robinson Assessment and Treatment Center in Trenton, New Jersey. At these residential reentry centers, CEC provides treatment services that include assessments, substance abuse treatment, life skills training and alumni services.
CEC has tailored its treatment services for county populations, in some instances, to meet the needs of short-term stay populations. During the intake process, CEC uses assessment instruments to determine the specific needs of a short term stay offenders and provides them with relevant referrals and community linkages to meet those needs upon their release. Forging relationships with community providers is a key element of this process and is made easy by CEC's reputation as a good neighbor in the locations the company provides services.
CEC's largest county operation is the 1883-bed George W. Hill Correctional Facility in Thornton, Pennsylvania, which is the largest privately operated county jail in the U.S. CEC provides jail management services at this facility for Delaware County, Pennsylvania. CEC also provides jail/detention management services for Columbiana County, Ohio and has contracts to provide jail/detention management services for several counties in Texas.
CEC provides Day Reporting Center services to county populations that allows participants to remain in school or in the workforce, support their families and contribute to the local economy while establishing a positive lifestyle. For example, Natrona County, Wyoming refers clients to the Day Reporting Center at the Casper Re-Entry Center, CEC's 400-bed reentry center in Casper, Wyoming. Program participants are closely monitored and are exposed to an evidence-based treatment program that is proven to reduce recidivism and enable them to go on to become drug-free and crime-free individuals. The program promotes individual responsibility, assists the individual in developing a support system, and maintains individual accountability in the community. Services included at the DRC are random alcohol and drug testing, home visits, employment verifications and visits, curfew checks, and assistance with court appearances.
In Reading, Pennsylvania, CEC operates a Day Reporting Center program for Bucks County that provides services including various drug and alcohol groups, education tutorials, vocational preparedness, criminal thinking/problem solving, life skills, D&A treatment and relapse work.
*CEC is a service provider for Education and Health Centers of America, Inc.