Flexibility and Cost Effectiveness
With budgets being slashed, jurisidictions still need to provide highly effective, low-cost programming to bring safety and security to their facility, reduce recidivism and provide jail diversion programming. The Power to Change fits all those needs.
State and county facilities can benefit from The Power to Change's peer-to-peer structure because the unique peer-leadership and peer-to-peer support aspects of our program enables inmates to grow the number of groups to as many other inmates as possible. This fosters a positive environment of inmates feeling empowered to hep other inmates create a better atmosphere in your facility. The effects of this strategy will be a reduction in incidents with corrections staff, lowered burden on case and social workers and inmates working with inmates outside the groups to provide continual support to making better decisions in difficult situations.
By allowing inmates to lead and grow the number of groups, this is possibly the most cost-effective mental health program available to the corrections market.
The Power to Change is an ideal program for the juvenile market, because it teaches adolescents social and emotional learning, in addition to understanding the nature of their anger and fear and how to control their impulses. The fact that it is a peer-to-peer program also makes it the most positive peer pressure around and the program fits well in any facility.
The Power to Change can be used in court houses, day treatment facilities and other facilities, benefitting the community and diverted individuals by allowing for appropriate treatment and avoiding unnecessary detention in the criminal justice system
Reduce Recidivism Via Continuity of Care
Because The Power to Change is based on our Recovery International peer-to-peer cognitive behavioral groups, upon graduation from a facility or program, your jurisdiction can direct people to our community groups or telephone and online chat groups to continue their peer support and cognitive behavioral training, thus reducing recidivism.
For full details on how this can work for your jurisdiction or facility, contact Christine Lewis.