The Corrections Task Force Project

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The mission of Future Hope Corrections Drug Treatment Transitional Facility will provide treatment for low-risk adult inmates and adult probation violators. This treatment facility will deal with drug related crimes on a case-by-case basis, while providing an education on illegal drugs and how to better understand drug addiction. By administering treatment and recovery programs, this facility will ensure its offenders a healthier life. With continued research on drug addiction, the facility will be able to develop and implement more recovery programs to maximize the effectiveness of Future Hope's DTTF. The goals will be to provide security and education to low-risk adult inmates and probation violators during their transitional phase of returning to society.

The Future Hope's DTTF will be a public built drug treatment facility both located in and operated by the County of Utopia. The facility will provide bed space for eight hundred low-risk inmates and probation violators.

The two drug treatment programs implemented under the guidance of professional drug counselors are, the re-entry program for low-risk inmates and education regarding future awareness program for probation violators. The re-entry program for low-risk inmates will provide education and counseling on how to effectively integrate back into society and handle the everyday peer pressures of abstaining from using illegal substances. The future awareness program for probation violators will provide training and counseling on how to prevent recidivism, fighting drug addiction and teaching job skills for future employment. Future Hope's DTTF will act as an alternative sanction, rather than locking an offender up in county jail and throwing away the key. In California, a five year study showed that prisoners who complete a continuum of prison based treatment and after care were more than 200% less likely to be re-incarcerated (Safety and Justice, 2005).

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