4343 Williamsbourgh Drive
4441 Auburn Blvd., Suite E
Strategies for Change provides pre- and post release reentry counseling, substance abuse treatment & case management services for the Rio Consumes Correctional Center (RCCC) HALT/RSAT program. The program identifies the criminogenic risk factors of its participants and helps them address those issue in a constructive manner so as to reduce recidivism and increase healthy problem solving and day to day functioning.
Proposition 36, allows first- and second-time nonviolent, simple drug-possession offenders the opportunity to receive substance abuse treatment instead of incarceration. Services include outpatient substance abuse treatment, relapse prevention, aftercare, drug testing, co-occurring disorder services and mental health counseling, anger management and referrals for ancillary services as needed. Currently, Proposition 36 is an unfunded mandate. All services are private pay, County funded or Drug Medi-cal funded.
Strategies for Change is under contract with the Sacramento County Probation Department to provide counseling and case management services to Probationers. Strategies for Change uses an evidenced based gender specific cognitive-behavioral curriculum aimed at individuals (adults and youth) who are on active probation and have at least one risk need identified as a substance misuse/abuse or criminal behavior. The program uses a three phase model that includes both groups and individual counseling sessions, case management, and aftercare. A variety of counseling and learning techniques are employed such as: discussion exercises, work books, role-playing, videos, journals and mentoring. The goals of the program are:
There is striking overlap between drug abuse and crime. Crimes are often drug related, and drug abusers frequently encounter the criminal justice system. When Courts fail to address the defendants' drug problems, the problem generally cycles on. Strategies for Change, Sherriff’s and Probation Departments and the Sacramento County Drug Courts are bridging the gap by providing innovative approaches to addressing both crime and drug abuse.
The Sacramento Sheriff, Sacramento County Probation and Parole Department and Sacramento County Drug Court work directly with Strategies for Change to educated offenders to the physical and behavioral effects of their drugs and alcohol use and provided behavioral support systems so to reduce recidivism. Together we provide tangible direction and support for those wanting break the cycle and remove themselves as offenders within the criminal justice system.