Baton Rouge, La.—Dec. 1, 2015— The Baton Rouge Probation and Parole Office and BI Incorporated are hosting a Winter Transition Celebration, or graduation ceremony, for graduates of the Baton Rouge Day Reporting Center, an intensive supervision program for probationers, on Friday, Dec. 4 at 11 a.m. at the Baton Rouge Probation and Parole Office, 2751 Wooddale Blvd., Ste. 400.
GEO Reentry Services offers evidence-based programming designed to rehabilitate offenders and successfully prepare them for life after prison while maintaining public safety.
Offenders participate in the program for up to 60 days, plus aftercare. Failure to comply with rules and guidelines of the program results in increased sanctions. GEO Reentry closely monitors the behavior of individuals referred to service centers with frequent check-ins, drug and alcohol testing and case management. Participants receive the ongoing treatment needed to help break cycles of criminal behavior. Classes include:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Employment readiness and career development
- Community Connections, including links to local service providers
- Adult Basic Education and GED-related services
- Anger management
- Life skills and parenting classes
- Drug and alcohol classes
GEO Reentry’s intensive approach helps reduce recidivism when compared to traditional offender reentry programs; targets employment or full-time school enrollment upon program completion; generates significant savings for taxpayers through lower incarceration costs; and alters offenders’ attitudes and behavior through treatment and training.
For more information about this graduation event or the Baton Rouge Day Reporting Center, contact Candace Wilkinson, Program Manager, at 225-218-4636.