Because of our success rates, The Salvation Army is contracted by and partners with local, state and federal agencies for various correctional programs.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons calls on The Salvation Army to provide effective programming for some individuals under the jurisdiction of the criminal justice system. The State Department of Corrections contracts with The Salvation Army to provide guidance and substance abuse rehabilitation.
A number of local agencies work together at the Bob Janes Triage and Low Demand Center to reduce overcrowding in jails and emergency departments. This center also serves homeless veterans.
The Salvation Army believes people coming out of the prison system should have opportunities to put their lives back together. Our comprehensive approach to corrections services helps people
become positive contributing members of society.
There are two components to Corrections Services:
The Federal Bureau of Prisons facility uses a half-way house model. Program residents comply with strict rules and regulations and work with case managers to determine their individual goals. Included in the program are
- assistance in making positive transition back to the community
- opportunity to work outside the center and earn free time to gradually reunite with family
- participant monitoring to ensure positive activities take place during transition
- life skills courses such as money management, parenting, anger management and cognitive skills training
- bi-weekly meetings with case mangers to monitor progress
Florida Department of Corrections is a jail diversion approach for drug-related offenses. The six-month program offers intervention to break the pattern of use and gradually moves participants back into society. Residents are referred by certified addictions professionals, and the program is licensed by the Department of Children and Family Services
- intensive treatment phase in the first two months requiring participants to stay at the facility
- opportunity to work in the community during the next four months
- aftercare treatment following the six-month program
For more information about Corrections Services at The Salvation Army, contact Tim McCormick, director, at (239) 332-0140.
The Bob Janes Triage Center and Low Demand Shelter is a facility which provides a jail diversion program to help reduce overcrowding of jails and hospital emergency departments, and shelter for homeless veterans.
The center serves those experiencing behavioral health crises, who are homeless, indigent and/or intoxicated. Non-violent offenders are voluntarily placed at this shelter by law enforcement agencies or by Lee Memorial Health Systems.
The 58-bed shelter is operated by The Salvation Army, in cooperation with Lee County Human Services, Lee Memorial Health Systems, the Veteran’s Administration, SalusCare, the United Way and local law enforcement agencies. It is staffed by medical and behavioral health professionals. Services include:
- comprehensive mental health/substance use assessment
- short-term shelter at no cost for individuals and veterans including three meals a day
- case management
- housing referrals
- referrals for treatment
- mental health and substance use education
- medication management
- financial assistance
- assistance with government benefits
For more information about the Bob Janes Triage and Low Demand Shelter, contact Sabrina Gadson, program manager, at (239) 275-3222. Read more about the Bob Janes Triage and Low Demand Shelter>>>