An in-depth individual assessment is done at the time of the initial screening. This assessment is done by a trained, behavioral health professional, and includes psychosocial assessments and history, lethality assessment, substance abuse assessment, test administration, and developing in cooperation with the offender an individual treatment plan.

Community Health ServicesAn integral part of the assessment is screening for alcohol and/or drug abuse or dependency. Professionals in the criminal justice field are aware that alcohol/drug abuse is frequently involved with criminal activity. For all clients assessed with a drug/alcohol problem, referral is made to alcohol/drug treatment in addition to the primary program. This referral becomes part of the treatment plan and must be completed before the client receives credit for program completion.

Each client is actively engaged in the assessment process. Establishing attitudes of trust and confidentiality between client and therapist is mandatory to assuring an increased degree of candid self-disclosure and honest self-report. Corroborating information from arrests records and police reports, Department of Motor Vehicles' files, records of blood alcohol concentration, and victim reports is used in this collection of detailed information concerning each client. The individual is confronted and challenged to see that the continuance of illegal behavior represents an inappropriate personal choice.

The therapist tailors the interview to the client's level of literacy, verbal communication, and listening skills and is responsible for making sure that the client understands the questions asked and the information shared. Assessments are done in English as well as Spanish based on an understanding of the client's cultural perspective.

Phone 480-949-8871

Fax 480-949-9723

"Rehabilitation and progress toward that end is measured by the client's commitment to change."

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