Friday, June 21, 2013

Alternative Models - Therapeutic Communities

Alternative Models - Empirical Risk Management

Consider these facts from the Texas Department of Justice:

  • The individuals who entered TDCJ in 2011 for a drug possession offense are costing Texas taxpayers nearly $700,000 EVERY DAY.
  • 90% of drug-related arrests in Texas are for possession – not for delivery or distribution.
  • 30% of incoming inmates were sentenced for drug offenses in 2011, 75% of which were for possession.
  • Over 27,000 individuals in prison in 2011 were there because of a drug off ense,16,000 of which were for possession.

Therapeutic Communities

Download the TDCJ Addiction Primer
TCJC Addiction Primer (Jan 2013).pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.9 MB]

ERM believes that whole system change includes a holistic approach. Therapeutic communities can be implemented quickly and have shown great success as an alternative to incarceration. I have include a sample TC below. If you need help designing a cost effective, value added solution, please contact us today. 

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