The Sheriff’s Office also has a Day Reporting Center (DRC), where offenders placed on the ACS program meet with Correctional Deputies and programming staff to participate in evidenced based classes designed to address their individual criminogenic needs and reduce recidivism. Offenders have access to a variety of services and programs at the DRC.
The services and programs available at the DRC are designed to promote rehabilitation during participation in the program and encourage success post-release. Based on assessed criminogenic needs, offenders are provided with opportunities to participate in various Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) classes including:
- Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT),
- Staying Quit (Relapse Prevention),
- Coping with Anger (Anger Management),
- Parenting and Family Values,
- Something For Nothing (Theft Awareness),
- Taking the High Road (Drug Education), and
- Breaking the Chains of Trauma.
In addition to the CBT classes provided, offenders will have access to reintegration services such as:
- Online GED preparatory class,
- Individual tutoring,
- College Readiness program and counseling services,
- Job Readiness class, and
- Computer Literacy program or a more advanced Basic Computer Tools and Techniques class based on assessed skill-level.
The Sheriff’s Office also maintains partnerships with various community organizations to provide opportunities that promote offender success including:
- Seeking Safety, a mix-gendered healthy relationships class offered by a licensed clinician from Catalyst Domestic Violence Services;
- Craving Identification Management (CIM), a psychoeducational course designed by Dr. S. Alex Stalcup; and both Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings.
Additional programming is offered through other collaborations and partnerships with other stakeholders throughout Butte County including:
- Butte County Meth Strike Force,
- Child Support Services,
- Department of Employment and Social Services (DESS),
- Drug Endangered Children (DEC),
- Butte County Public Health,
- The Butte County Library – Literacy Services,
- Alliance for Workforce Development
- Butte County Fire Safe Council
The Sheriff’s Office has also teamed with a group of Chico State professors and criminal justice interns working to evaluate the Sheriff’s Alternative Custody Supervision (ACS) program. To date, the team has released two reports documenting their findings and recommendations. Recommendations for improvement have been implemented and the reports indicate that the Sheriff’s ACS program is accruing success. The reports can be viewed by clicking on the link below:
Report on Sheriffs AB 109 Program
Breaking ground final report