The Vermont Department of Corrections has an obligation to the public and the offender population to provide services targeting the risks and offenses of the offender population. Risk Intervention Clinical Services employs Evidenced Based Principles for working effectively with offenders. Clinical Services are provided in a group setting, with some opportunity for individual intervention.
Clinical Services utilizes evidence-based curricula including interventions within cognitive-behavioral, acceptance and commitment, and motivational interviewing frameworks. Clinical Services are designed to target criminogenic need areas with consideration of responsivity factors to improve effectiveness and offender engagement. Targeted interventions include those that focus on coping skills, substance abuse, offense specific situations, anger and aggression, and healthy relationship skill development. The overall goal of the program is for individuals to learn new skills and apply those skills to their everyday lives.
For additional information, please contact:
Karinne Comenzo, MA, LICSW, LADC
DOC Program Services Clinical Chief