Psychology and Psychiatry Programs
In addition to the above programs, a variety of services are available with respect to drug treatment. Drug Abuse Education, Non Residential Drug Abuse Treatment, Residential Drug Abuse (RDAP) treatment (500 hour program), and Transitional Services Treatment are all available at this institution. The Residential Drug Abuse Program is housed in Poplar A Lower.
Psychology Services provides services in two other significant areas. The BRAVE Program is a six-month residential self-improvement program for young offenders serving lengthy terms of incarceration. Inmates 32 years of age or younger with sentences of 60 months or more may volunteer for program participation through Psychology Services. The program is housed in Oak A Lower. Inmates are encouraged to enroll in available programs.
With respect to Psychiatric Services, a contract psychiatrist, who is a medical doctor, is available for regular consultation for those needing medications or medication monitoring. Access to these services occurs either by consulting Health Services or Psychology Services Staff.
It is realized that incarceration can be a highly stressful and difficult time, leading to overwhelming feelings. Sometimes these give way to thoughts of self harm or suicide. Recognize that someone you know could have such thoughts, and it is in everyone’s interest to help them. Thus, if you see someone struggling with thoughts of suicide or self harm, let someone know such that we can provide any needed help.