Specialized County Programs
Community Education Centers, Inc. 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 treatments 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 assessments 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.
At CEC's Correctional Alternative Placement Services facility in Craig, Colorado, the company provides residential reentry treatment services for offenders referred from the Garfield County Community Corrections Board. At the Phoenix Center, in Henderson, Colorado, CEC provides residential reentry treatment services for offenders referred from Adams County, Colorado.
CEC's largest county operation is the 1883-bed George W. Hill Correctional Facility in Thornton, Pennsylvania. 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 the following counties in Texas:
- Angelina County
- Bowie County Ector County
- Parker County
- Polk County
- Limestone County
- Fannin County
- Newton County
- Kinney County
- Liberty County
- McLennan County
- Falls County
- Harris County
- Ft Bend County
- Johnson County
- Dickens County
- Shelby County
- Sabine County
- Little River County, Arkansas (At Bi-State Correctional Center)
- Matagorda County
- Orange County
- Trinity County
- Harrison County
CEC also provides gender-specific treatment services to female county populations. At the company's 600-bed Logan Hall in Newark, New Jersey, CEC provides gender-specific reentry treatment services to female offenders referred from Essex and Union counties, New Jersey. These services are designed to meet the specific needs of female offenders and focus on issues such as parenting skills, mental health treatment, substance abuse, and job readiness training. CEC also provides similar gender specific services to 250 female offenders at Liberty Hall facility in Indianapolis, Indiana.
At the Arapahoe County Residential Center in Littleton, Colorado CEC provides residential reentry services for female offenders referred from the Arapahoe County Community Corrections board that include individual assessments, case management services, substance abuse treatment, mental health treatment, education services, family services, and re-entry services.
CEC provides reentry treatment services for county populations inside county jail facilities. In Northampton, Pennsylvania, CEC provides the "Future Foundations" program, a therapeutic community inside the Northampton County Prison. Future Foundations includes screening and assessments, psych-educations groups, self-discovery groups, encounter groups, peer lead groups, and individual counseling. Graduation is based on successfully completing the 27 week, 3 phase program which teaches accountability to self and community. Aftercare Plans are developed for each program graduate that include group and individual sessions are available for program graduates who are discharged from the prison or who are transferred to Community Corrections.
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 Doylestown, 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.
At CEC's Community Services Center in Thornton Colorado, the company provides Day Reporting Center services for offenders referred from Adams County, Colorado including urinalysis, breathalyzers, case manager meetings, treatment groups and medication monitoring.
* CEC is a service provider for Education and Health Centers of America, Inc.