Resources for Criminal Justice
River City Integrative Counseling’s mission is to promote public safety, change people’s lives, break the cycle of addiction and poor mental health, and to reunite families through collaboration and cooperation with the criminal justice system and its professionals.
We do this by providing evidenced-based and highly professional programs and services for individuals involved with the criminal justice system. We apply detailed accountability measures to criminal justice professionals such as the Judges and their courts, the Commonwealth Attorney, defense attorneys, Probation and Parole, Reentry professionals and for court-involved individual’s families.
Court-involved individuals will participate in individual and/or group treatment settings designed to help challenge the thinking patterns that have led to criminal behaviors such as using drugs and alcohol, driving under the influence, assault and battery and other violent crimes, domestic and juvenile issues, gang affiliation, larceny and a host of other court-involved conditions. Our goal is to provide treatment that explores and corrects these thoughts and brings about more pro-social long lasting behaviors.
Our professional clinicians utilize a host of evidenced-based strategies and curriculums that are as diverse as the court-involved individuals that we come in contact with. They include, but are not limited to: The Matrix Model for Criminal Justice Settings, A New Direction, Moving On, Living in Balance, Illness Management and Recovery and A New Freedom to name a few. Treatment strategies and competencies include: Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness therapies, Ego Psychology, and other strategies that address trauma, stress, anger, and a plethora of psychiatric conditions.
Judges and their Courts
We know that you are charged with making decisions that protect the safety of the public, while also trying to protect court-involved individuals rights. You want to help within the boundaries of your office. River City will keep you abreast of the court-involved individual’s progress in our treatment program through regular and on-demand documentation.
Program of Care
When court-involved individuals are admitted into River City’s programs and services, they will receive the following services:
Clinical Assessment: We perform a comprehensive bio-psychosocial assessment with each patient, so that we can evaluate their current functioning and needs. We utilize many assessment tools such as the SASSI, PTSD Screening tool, etc. Many of our Clinicians are experienced and certified in ASAM and other treatment protocols.
Psychiatric Evaluation: We have strong relationships and contracts with many psychiatrists, addictionologists, nurse practitioners, and many other allied health professionals. They collaborate with us to provide patients with a full psychiatric and medication evaluation.
Patient-Centered Individualized Treatment Plan: This plan takes into account the patient’s medical, psychiatric, and psychosocial needs. Our Clinicians identify each patient's treatment needs and designs a treatment plan that takes into account the whole person. This includes making referrals to the appropriate community professionals, providing ongoing monitoring of the treatment plan elements, and supporting the patient throughout the lifecycle of the treatment plan.
Counseling: Our Clinicians provide intensive counseling and therapy for the patient and/or their family depending on their needs. Depending on a patient's payment method and the assessed level of care, we can provide counseling in the patient’s home, school, place of employment, in our comfortable offices, and in their community. The goal is to develop improved cognitive, emotional, and behavioral functioning that can improve each patient's quality of life.
Care Coordination (Case Management): We assist each patient and engage other professionals in identifying, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating other resources to be included in the overall care of the patient. As the lead agency, River City ensures that the patient receives the right treatment at the right time with the right professional. This includes identifying recreational and leisure activities that promote growth and wellness for the patient.
With just a telephone call, River City can help you and your loved ones reduce and/or eliminate troubling thinking and behaviors that have caused problems. We can help you obtain the knowledge and skills to function more independently and improve your quality of life.