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Counseling Services


An important component of public safety is changing behaviors of offenders.  The majority of probationers have been court ordered to attend counseling services according to their needs.  Addressing their needs not only reduces criminal recidivism, but also assists probationers in making lifelong changes that through evidence based treatment, increases their chances of being successful well beyond their period of probation and decreases their chances of returning to the criminal justice system. Our Counseling Services Unit consists of one supervisor, four licensed counselors and a number of officers who have been certified to facilitate evidenced based curriculums to enhance or compliment treatment provided by many other treatment agencies in Yuma County. The following services are currently active within our Department.

 

Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT): The intent of MRT is to allow participants the opportunity to explore how their values, attitudes and behaviors contributed to their past involvement with the legal system. It provides the opportunity to free themselves from their “inner prison” by developing higher tolerance to frustration and by increasing moral reasoning.

Women’s Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT): The intent of MRT is to allow participants the opportunity to explore how their values, attitudes and behaviors contributed to their past involvement with the legal system. It provides the opportunity to free themselves from their “inner prison” by developing higher tolerance to frustration and by increasing moral reasoning.

Relapse Prevention Group: The purpose of the group is to provide people with a history of treatment, clean and sober and who have relapsed with the opportunity to explore how their attitudes, values, behaviors, associations, and environment may result in triggers and cravings, and learning to develop new strategies to remain clean and sober and to improve coping skills related to money, time management, stress and other unhealthy feelings. 

Drug and Alcohol Cognitive Educational Curriculum (DAA) The DAA is offered both in English and Spanish in Yuma and South County and it offers low risk-low substance use probationers with an opportunity to explore how their values, attitudes and behaviors may have contributed to their recent charge and conviction and provides a safe environment where they can explore the effects, costs and consequences of their behaviors.

Crossroads Life Skills Cognitive Curriculum (CLS) The CLS is offered both in English and Spanish in Yuma and South County and it offers Medium risk offenders with a substance abuse history the opportunity to explore how their SA, values, attitudes and criminal behaviors may have contributed to their recent charge and conviction and provides a safe environment where they can explore the effects, costs and consequences of their behaviors. 

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