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Criminal Justice Rehabilitation

PSIMED offers specialized criminogenic group therapy programs to target risk factors above and beyond general recidivism. PSIMED adheres to the risk needs and responsivity model of criminal justice rehabilitation to help patients identify their individualize needs that will help them successfully reintegrate back into their communities.

Sex Offender Programing: The purpose of the PSIMED Sex Offender Programming (SOP) is to work with patients who have a history of sexual offending behaviors to reduce the risk for sexual reoffending. The primary goals of SOP are to maximize functioning and increase the likelihood of successfully rehabilitating. These protocols are based in the cognitive behavioral model and good lives model (GLM) for treatment of sexual offending behaviors. By integrating a CBT and GLM approach within a sex offender program, PSIMED works to create a safer society by helping patients develop the skills necessary to strengthen their engagement with a healthy, prosocial, fulfilling life style. PSIMED is committed to providing gender responsive treatments and sex offender programming for women that is tailored to specifically address the sexual offending recidivism risks unique to female offenders. Additionally, PSIMED provides age appropriate programing for juveniles with sex related offenses. This programming addresses topics such as cyber safety, healthy relationships, the use of pornography, and the use of illicit substances, Human Sexuality, Abuse Cycle, and Empathy

Youth Reporting Centers: Over the past two decades, Juvenile Justice has undergone substantial reform in the United States. The movement gained momentum in West Virginia in 2014 and the resulting legislation, Senate Bill Number 393, supported the expansion of Youth Reporting Centers as a more cost-effective and efficient intervention than incarceration. PSIMED played an integral role in providing support and recommendations to the Pew Foundation, the West Virginia Legislature, and the West Virginia Intergovernmental Task Force on Juvenile Justice. Youth Reporting Centers (YRCs) align with national best practices in juvenile justice. They allow youth to remain in the home while providing community-based intervention and treatment. Currently, there are 17 facilities across West Virginia; nine of those facilities also provide services to the county Juvenile Drug Court (JDC) and PSIMED has provided therapeutic services in each YRC since 2007.

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