The Clermont County Community Alternative Sentencing Center (hereinafter “CASC”) was created pursuant to Section 307.932 of the Ohio Revised Code. The services are provided at the Clermont County, Ohio Adult Detention Center located at 4700 East Filager Rd, Batavia, OH 45103.
Currently, the CASC serves females only. The County is studying the feasibility of providing services to males.
The County contracted with Talbert House to select, employ and train all staff required to meet expected outcomes and perform daily operations of the CASC including but not limited to fiscal, administrative, management, treatment and security.
Talbert House cooperates with the Clermont County Municipal Court and Probation Department to provide screening and assessment services to ensure eligibility and appropriate programming. Reports, documents, outcomes, and data are provided to the Clermont County Board of Commissioners, Clermont County Sheriff, jail, municipal court and probation department.
Each client will receive an Individualized Service Plan (ISP) based upon their unique individual needs identified through the assessment process. The assessment identifies particular issues, needs and risks. The ISP will identify specific goals and objectives for the client and a time frame for progress and completion. ISPs will be updated regularly and at discharge to note progress on goals. The ISP objectives will change as needed to facilitate client movement toward achieving goals. Each client is reviewed regularly in a clinical staff meeting. The treatment team, which includes the Probation Officer, will meet to evaluate progress and adjust service plans based on progress and identified needs.
The following services are provided by the CASC:
• Drug and alcohol treatment services in accordance with the Ohio Department of Alcohol & Drug Addiction Services (ODADAS) certified outpatient level of care;
• Cognitive behavioral services, including Thinking for a Change and True Thought, using a best practice approach recognized by the National Institute of Corrections;
• Education services, employment and vocational services as well as job preparation and placement assistance;
• Re-entry planning, including the Bridges Out of Poverty program;
• A Work Release program;
• Electronic monitoring services when appropriate; and
• Life skill services including but not limited to literacy and budgeting.
Individual and group counseling sessions will be provided to help the client work through treatment issues and to promote personal change that will lead to a sober lifestyle free from further legal involvement. Specialized services are offered either individually or in groups in the areas of corrective thinking, relapse prevention, and substance abuse. Clients are assessed as to their need for these services based on history and offenses. Clients are introduced to the 12 Step recovery programs of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, and other support groups, and are expected to participate in support groups during treatment and encouraged to continue this in the community following discharge.
All clients will receive discharge planning and, if indicated, will be referred for ongoing alcohol and drug counseling needs, including aftercare services. Clients who are residents of Clermont County will be referred to the Clermont Recovery Center. Those with mental health needs will be referred for ongoing mental health care. Clients who are residents of Clermont County will be referred to LifePoint Solutions. These services will be coordinated prior to discharge to ensure a seamless transition into the community.
For more information about the Clermont County CASC, please contact Thomas J. Eigel, Assistant County Administrator, at 513-732-7203 or email@example.com.