Lake Charles, La.—Nov. 13, 2015—The Lake Charles Day Reporting Center will host an open house to invite local criminal justice officials and community services partners, such as those that offer counseling and human services, to tour the facility, meet staff and learn about the programs offered at the reporting center. The center, operated by GEO Reentry Services, opened in June. It provides a structured combination of cognitive behavioral treatment, training and case management designed to change criminal thinking and reduce recidivism.
The open house is on Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The DRC is located at 1130 Pithon St.
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.