Each participant goes through a personalized needs assessment and receives an individual treatment plan (ITP). The program incorporates a series of guided exercises, writing assignments, and team building methods during their ITP to encourage individual behavior changes. Upon completion of the prescribed program, the Aftercare Stage kicks in. The participant is reassessed to determine the risk to re-offend. Problem area(s) are identified and further attention is prescribed.
Research shows that 40% of offenders who participate in evidence-based behavior change programs are less likely to commit new crimes. Sentinel’s specialized program uses core elements that are evidence-based and proven to reduce recidivism. Each course plays an important part in a participant’s overall supervision plan. Every step in the process helps to systematically confront entrenched criminal behavior.
Sentinel customizes the curriculum to meet the needs of the local population. This community-based approach creates success for the community, the participant and the supervising agency. For the community, success means lower crime rates, safer neighborhoods, and streets. For the participant, success means getting out of the criminal justice system equipped with the skills necessary to never return again. The agency has fewer inmates, reduced recidivism and saves tax dollars.