Boca Raton, Fla., Sept. 15, 2015 – GEO Reentry Services, a national leader in community-based correctional treatment programs, has opened six day reporting centers in Louisiana for probationers and parolees released to community supervision. The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections selected GEO Reentry to open DRCs in Baton Rouge, Lake Charles, Monroe, Alexandria, Bossier City and Covington.
GEO Reentry Services offers evidence-based programming designed to rehabilitate offenders and successfully prepare them for life after prison while maintaining public safety. “We focus on changing criminal thinking patterns while training individuals to succeed in their communities,” said Rodney Quinn, area manager for GEO Reentry.
Offenders participate in the program for up to 120 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.
Each of the GEO Reentry Service Centers will be open Monday through Friday.
“People make mistakes. When individuals enter the criminal justice system, they pay for past criminal behavior. When they return to the community on probation or parole, we all win when these individuals change criminal behavior and become taxpaying, law-abiding citizens,” Quinn added.