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1100 Jefferson Ave.
Toledo, Ohio 43624
Offenders are given the opportunity to read through inspirational meditation books and discuss the meaning of the passages.
Comprehensive program that provides offenders with a wide range of choices regarding behaviors and concerns, while holding offenders responsible for choices they make. Information is presented to equip offenders with the knowledge and skills necessary to lead positive, healthy and productive lifestyles. The program is interactive which assists offenders in internalizing information gained to affect a positive attitude change.
Program consisting of a variety of substance abuse education and 12-step focus material. Groups meet daily and provide offenders with a strong foundation and an understanding of different substances and the effects on the human body. Gorski Relapse Prevention Techniques are used in the outpatient/aftercare component of the program.
A twenty-two session group that uses a curriculum of a problem-solving approach embellished by both cognitive restructuring and social skills intervention. Offenders learn basic cognitive skills, which enable them to look at their thinking beliefs, attitudes and values critically and identify errors, allowing for positive cognitive restructuring.
A Hazelden video and lecture series from Inside Out; Beyond Anger; Abused Boys, Wounded Men, Rage Recidivism and Recovery.
A Better Way, Commitment to Change. The focus of the group is on cognitive and substance abuse methods to reduce stress.
All offenders are academically assessed by state certified teachers using the TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) which determines the offender’s level of academic functioning for educational placement. Offenders who test between the sixth and eighth grade level are placed in Adult Basic Education. Offenders who test above the eighth grade level or who do not have a high school diploma, are placed in the General Equivalency Diploma (GED) class. Once education levels are determined, individualized education plans are developed. In addition to classroom instruction, a computer lab with educational software for all learning levels is utilized. The TABE test is given to offenders prior to discharge to determine their level of improvement. Education classes are continued in the aftercare portion of the program and remedial reading is provided to offenders who have a high school diploma but have reading skills below the literacy level of sixth grade.
Program for offenders who possess low literacy levels or who are functionally illiterate. Individualized instruction focuses on math, reading, language arts and writing.
Living Skills (Hazelden). Video and lecture series. Workbooks, discussion and practical exercises are the mainstay of this program.
Group for offenders to develop a healthy lifestyle, mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. The group focuses on education of diagnoses, support, intervention and integration of chemical dependency treatment and mental health programming.
Indoor activities include fitness equipment, table tennis walking, indoor sports, board games and television viewing. Gymnasium activities include basketball, volleyball, walking, etc.
Offenders are given the opportunity to address domestic violence issues. Offenders meet one time per week in a group setting.
Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) is a group consisting of lecture, discussion and practical exercises of basic parenting concepts.
A video and workbook program that focus on the incarcerated felony offender as well as the community supervised felony offender.
A ninety day extension of case management services provided for high risk offenders through the Probation Department. The group focus is a continuation of Thinking for a Change and the predominate focus is on problem solving while re-entering into the community.
One day a week is devoted to gender specific groups. The groups are separated by gender in order to discuss gender specific issues.