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This is a program for adolescents (age 13-18) who are in the secure population at East Central Regional Juvenile Center in Lino Lakes. The program utilizes a cognitive treatment model based on research and evaluation that has been found to be effective with substance-abusing juvenile offenders. The program provides service coordination across systems and gradually incorporates informal community supports to prepare youths for transition to their home community.
Canvas Health staff who are embedded in the Washington County Jail work with inmates to end their addictions by helping them look at what underlies their dependence by addressing their whole lifestyle. The on coping strategies and changing belief systems. The program uses evidence-based therapy including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Enhanced Illness Management and Recover (EIMR).
The three primary therapeutic components are:
The program staff also engage case management services and coordinate with jail staff and others to ensure clients get support throughout their day. Additionally, counselors connect clients, probation officers, etc. with treatment after their release from jail.
Canvas Health’s with a program at Chisago County Jail is designed to provide judicial clients with strategies that will prevent relapsing into problematic alcohol and drug use and criminal conduct.
Staff, who are embedded at the Chisago County Public Safety Center, strive to provide judicial clients with the strategies, concepts and skills to bring meaning and responsibility into all facets of their lives.
The 12-week program is based on a cognitive-behavioral model treating both substance use and criminal thinking simultaneously.
The primary therapeutic components of this program are:
Program staff work closely with the jail’s staff, probation officers, county attorneys, and public defenders.
One of the primary focuses of the program, in addition to the educational element, is to afford clients the best possible opportunities post-release, through a formal continuing care plan as they transition back into the community.
After release, a client’s transition plan can include continuing his or her treatment on an outpatient basis.
Referrals to this program are court-ordered, via an individual’s case manager, or self-referral
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Substance Use Counselor - Jail Program
I strive to educate and challenge individuals to develop themselves.
I have worked as IOP counselor for 24 years, 17 years in a correctional setting.
Substance Use Counselor - Correctional
I believe that every client is unique with their own set of needs, strengths, and goals. I believe in meeting clients where they are at and helping them gain the skills to reach their goals.
I have been working in the field of addiction since 2003 with adolescents in an outpatient setting and currently in a corrections setting.