You are here: Home Overview Phase Advancement

Phase Advancement

Each resident must progress through the individual level system, or a progressive phase system in order to gain additional privileges and complete the program.

Each resident must progress through the individual level system, or a progressive phase system in order to gain additional privileges and complete the program.  The phase system is designed to create a desire to improve behaviors and work toward rehabilitation.  Treatment goals or expectations are listed for each phase.

There are 5 phases as follows: Orientation, Phase I, Phase II, Phase III, and Phase IV.  Each phase grants extra privileges as progress in goals is accomplished.  Each resident should be working on all the issues identified on the treatment plan.  By the time a resident leaves the facility, the identified issues should have been thoroughly examined and the majority should be eliminated with the family and court system well-prepared to deal with any issues.

Expectations for each phase grow progressively higher.  Everyone is expected to complete all phase assignments within a six week period unless otherwise noted by the treatment team.  Failure to meet this expectation shall result in consequences up to and including suspension of privileges until work is completed.  The general goals for each phase are simplified as follows:

Orientation: Grow familiar with the program by completing the work provided.

Phase I: Identify all the issues that brought you to the facility and those issues that are continuing within the facility.  Discuss past issues of criminality and current issues in the facility in groups.  Demonstrate understanding of your issues and criminality as they relate to your thinking barriers through your treatment work.  Family counseling should begin with family members planning on attending a minimum of one counseling session and one multi-family group each month or as ordered. * Minimum length is 28 days.

Phase II: Begin showing you are working on eliminating the issues that brought you here by using the correctives to your thinking barriers within the program while eliminating tactics.  Earn trust from staff by taking responsibility for your behavior, being honest, consistent and making good choices.  Discuss issues you are having in your thinking and problems you will encounter outside of the facility.  Be active in role plays and providing feedback to others at all levels in the program.  Family members may begin working with residents more in groups and counseling. * Minimum length is 28 days.

Phase III: Identify all your relapse triggers and make plans to follow upon release.  Show you are maintaining positive behavior throughout the program and role modeling this to all residents.  Family member are expected to be working with the counselors in both the groups and counseling process.

Phase IV: Make discharge plans and release preparations with your family and the counselors while continuing to participate in all areas of the program in a positive manner.