Day Reporting Services
Achieving a long-term solution to correctional challenges means reducing recidivism and returning offenders to productive lifestyles, which in turn enhances community safety and reduces costs to the taxpayer. Day reporting programs allow offenders to experience multi-phase, evidence-based treatment methods focused specifically on individual criminogenic risks and needs.
Offenders are carefully monitored throughout the program; after completion, they will return periodically for aftercare. With the goal of promoting community reintegration and changing criminal behavior, GEO Reentry day reporting programs are rooted in consistent delivery of programming, immediate response for rewards and sanctions, and other proven evidence-based corrections principles.
Day reporting services available in Louisiana
counties will help offenders:
- Gain structure and stability
- Change thinking and behavior
- Obtain gainful employment
Learn and practice new skills for living a responsible lifestyle
Abstain from alcohol and other drug use
Program content includes:
- Motivational Interviewing. A cognitive-behavioral strategy initially developed to work with substance abusers, this communication style avoids confrontation and arguing, instead using open-ended questions, affirmations and reflective listening.
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Individual meetings with case managers to discuss violations and status, update the individual’s treatment plan if necessary, and learn cognitive behavioral skills in the form of short, practical exercises to make positive change.
- Thinking for a Change. An integrated, cognitive behavioral change program for offenders that includes cognitive restructuring, social skills development, and development of problem solving skills. The program addresses the cognitive, social, and emotional needs of offenders to break the cycle of criminality.
- Life Skills. These sessions cover topics relevant to many offenders, including anger management and substance abuse issues. Offenders learn strategies for dealing with others, methods of de-escalation and more.
- Employment Readiness. Skills learned will help offenders understand the process of planning for a career, including identifying aptitudes and interest.