The Sheriff's Female Furlough Program is a five-phase day-reporting program that utilizes a gender-responsive integrated model of treatment addressing substance abuse, mental health and physical health issues while incorporating supportive services. The participants report to the program daily for substance abuse, mental health and case management services and return home to care for their families in the evening. All participants are placed on electronic monitoring as they progress through phases one through three, earning the removal of the monitoring equipment at phases four and five.
In addition to the Substance Abuse Treatment Team that provides treatment and supportive services, the DWJS Mental Health Team (3 psychologists, 1 LCSW and 9 PhD candidate externs) provides comprehensive mental health services that include: individual/group therapy, anger management, psychological assessment, crisis intervention, medication referrals and compliance, triage to emergency services, DCFS treatment plan compliance and linkages to community services.
Who is helped?
Women with substance abuse and mental health issues, under the jurisdiction of the Cook County Sheriff.
Approximately 1,100 women served per year.
Last modified: 4/27/2009 12:25:14 PM
- Stages of criminal justice:
Community-Based Sanctions, Court-Based, Jail-Based, Probation
- Areas of service:
Advocacy/ Empowerment/ Civic Engagement, Domestic Violence, Education, Employment/ Vocational Training, Faith-Based, Family Support & Reunification/ Child Welfare, Health/Wellness, Housing, Legal Assistance, Mental Health, Mentoring, Substance Abuse
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- Published curriculum available: