Services Provided

The Richland County Community Alternative Center shall provide residential placement and treatment services for Adult Court offenders as part of a jail diversion, treatment programming and sentencing option for Common Pleas and Municipal Courts in the state of Ohio.

The program is self-funded and operated under the auspices of the Richland County Board of Commissioners, Common Pleas Judges and Adult Court Services. Offenders are referred by both Common Pleas and Municipal Judges/Courts.

Services Provided to ALL Facility Residents

  • 24/7 Housing
  • Daily Meals (3)
  • Laundry Services
  • Weekly Visitation
  • Alcohol Testing Upon Each Return to the Facility
  • Routing Drug Screening
  • Room Searches, Done At Random
  • Video Security
  • Work Release Privileges (MUST Be Authorized By Referring Judge)
  • 24/7 Staff Supervision
  • Case Management

Residential Treatment Program

Those participating in the Residential Treatment program are court-referred, with a typical length of stay between 90-120 days. Prior to starting treatment, all clients go through an intake process that includes understanding and accepting all facility policies and treatment program expectations, as well as signing all releases of information and consent forms. Once through intake, each client receives a diagnostic assessment and corresponding treatment plan that is individualized to accommodate their needs.

Treatment consists of group, individual, and case management services, along with community outings, if able. Treatment components addressed are as follows:

  • Drug Education
  • Triggers
  • Cravings and Avoiding Relapse
  • Spirituality
  • Emotional Stress and Well-Being
  • Thinking for Change
  • Conflict Management
  • Family Components
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Medication Assisted Treatment
  • Understanding Recovery Coping Skills
  • Financial Skills
  • Employment Skills
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease Education

In addition, treatment clients will have the opportunity to engage in community outings such as:

  • AA/NA Meetings
  • Celebrate Recovery
  • Church Services
  • Art Education
  • Community Service Projects

Some clients may also have the opportunity for work-release to assist with their transition back into the community, while continuing to address and strengthen their recovery skills.

Jail Alternative Program

The Jail Alternative program is for those sentenced to serve jail time for a misdemeanor, a low felony, or those on a recommitment list. Per the court and the sentencing Judge, a referral can be made for time to be served at the CAC. Length of stay is also determined by the Judge, and ranges anywhere from a few days to several months. This program is pay-to-stay and can be paid up front or through a payment plan that is approved prior to intake on a case-by-case basis. Residents may also have the opportunity for work-release privileges with pre-approval by the sentencing Judge and coordination through our Case Manager.

As a quality jail alternative program; the tone of the program is one of sobriety, positive successes, and accountability of the program to the community and the Courts we serve.