Day Programs

Gemma Women’s Day Program:

• In or out-of-custody women are eligible to apply (priority is given to Blaine St. inmates)
• Four 10 week sessions held each year
• Up to 15 participants may be enrolled in each session
• Classes take place 12 hours each week, 4 hours a day at a location outside of the jail
• Participants who are released from jail while enrolled in programming are strongly encouraged and supported in completing the Day Program session
• There is no cost to participate in the Day Program
• Phase II is available is available for women who have longer sentences and have completed Phase I

Gemma’s Men’s RISE Program:

• In-custody men at the Rountree facility are eligible to apply
• Four 10 week sessions held each year
• Up to 15 participants may be enrolled in each session
• Classes take place 12 hours each week, 4 hours a day
• Participants who are released from jail while enrolled in programming are strongly encouraged and supported in enrolling in Gemma’s Continuing Care Services
• There is no cost to participate in the Day Program
• RISE offers an additional 10 week in-custody Phase II program for men with longer sentences and a phase III mentorship program for men who have completed both Phase I and II

The Day Program, is a 10 week, 120 hour (Intensive Out Patient equivalent) treatment based reentry program targeted at reducing recidivism. Our approach addresses habitual behaviors that perpetuate the revolving door cycle of incarceration and prevent people from accessing resources and utilizing strengths to lead empowered and engaged lives.

The Day Program model was designed to address the root causes of habitual thinking and behavior patterns connected with trauma and is embedded in early recovery interventions. The Day Program provides a safe environment in which to increase self-awareness, practice skills in support of recovery and emphasizes integrity, personal responsibility, accountability and empowerment.

Our gender-specific Day Program curriculum includes:

• Early Recovery interventions & Relapse Prevention
• Seeking Safety, a CBT curriculum in addiction & trauma informed care
• Thinking for a Change, a CBT curriculum targeting habitual thinking & behavioral patterns
• Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
• Mindfulness Practices
• Stress Reduction & Coping Skills Development
• Positive Discipline for Parenting, a Promising Practice
• The Neurobiology of Addiction & Behavior Change
• Effective & Non-violent Communication
• Employment Preparation & Job Readiness & Retention
• Money Management, Debt Repayment & Budgeting
• Health, Wellness & Nutrition
• How to Succeed on Probation
• Understanding Gender Roles
• Wise Use of Power & Empowerment

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