DCS Annual Report 2015 - Page 8

DAY REPORTING CENTERS Day Reporting Centers (DRCs) are one of the core services we offer. DRCs provide a non-residential prison diversion program targeted at “high risk/high need” offenders with a history of substance abuse and non- DCS refers offenders requiring residential compliant behavior. Located in 15 sites throughout substance abuse treatment to centers operated Georgia, DRCs address the root problem of substance by the Georgia Department of Corrections. abuse, rather than the non-violent crimes that result Specialized integrated treatment programs from addiction. are available for offenders with concurrent Offenders placed in DRCs complete an intensive, highly- substance abuse and mental health needs. structured, non-residential addiction recovery program For offenders who do not require or have lasting six months or more. In addition to substance completed residential treatment, DCS offers abuse treatment, DRCs equip offenders with essential outpatient treatment services, including training and education, cognitive behavior classes, and support groups, aftercare services, and offer opportunities for offenders to build supportive substance abuse education programs for social networks and complete community service. offenders and their families. DCS coordinates In rural areas of the state which do not have the with private partners to provide access to offender population for the full DRC program, DCS additional services. offers modified substance abuse programming in Day Reporting Centers Lite. Like DRCs, DRC Lites deliver evidence-based, highly structured treatment. DRC Lite programs are offered in 17 judicial circuits throughout the state. DCS and private providers offer offenders access to cognitive behavior training. Programs such as Motivation for Change, Moral Reconation Training, and ProblemSolving Skills help offenders focus on changing problematic thinking patterns and develop healthier, more constructive behaviors.