Clients arrive for treatment with a variety of needs. If left untreated, these issues often contribute significantly to an individuals’ initiation into, and maintenance of, the criminal lifestyle. Within the framework of the Risk, Need, Responsivity (RNR) model, CPA utilizes a wide range of assessment methods to diagnose and treat clients involved in the criminal justice system. This includes initial clinical interviews at intake, review of collateral information, formal psychological assessments, and ongoing behavioral observations. In addition, clients are often exposed to a combination of treatment modalities and providers who work collaboratively to develop and continually re-evaluate diagnostic impressions and treatment goals.
Our assessments and interventions are empirically driven in order to provide the most efficient and cost-effective services. After an assessment of criminogenic factors (e.g., criminal history, antisocial personality traits, nature/level of affiliation with antisocial individuals, substance abuse, history of [non]compliance with supervising agents and treatment providers), thorough review of collateral data, and collaboration with supervising agents, the client is prescribed a treatment regimen designed to manage their current risk and reduce future risk of recidivism and relapse. This typically includes a variety of treatment modalities including combinations of group therapies, individual therapy, and referral for psychiatric medication management services.