DIAGNOSTIC TREATMENT SERVICES DIVISION
One of the reasons for the existence of the correctional institution is to rehabilitate prisoners so that upon release they may become useful members to themselves and to society. This Division primarily deals with the changing of the prisoners’ criminal attitudes through counseling and programming services. It acts as a linkage in maintaining the prisoners relationship with their families and the community. DTSD has a Forensic Unit that is also responsible for performing diagnostic and treatment of mentally deficient inmates. The ultimate success of rehabilitation of prisoners with serious mental and behavioral problems rests heavily on this unit. The services it provides for the care and control of emotionally and mentally disturbed inmates enhances the prevention of suicide, homicide and other prison disorder.
Casework & Counseling
To provide services to inmates and their families; provides evaluation of inmates and families geared toward treatment of causative factors, addressing emotional and psychological barriers of both clients and families; and to do supportive social casework (counseling, family counseling and school/employment placement).
Educational opportunities to meet individual needs, interests, and abilities will be offered to the inmate population each semester, as resources are available and in accordance with eligibility requirements.
- High School: Upon availability of funds.
- GED: Currently ongoing in coordination with Guam Community College, Adult Education.
- Career Choices
- Correspondence Course College Level
Residential Substance Abuse Treatment
To provide an “in-prison” substance abuse treatment program for inmates to be able to attain a healthier and drug free lifestyle upon release through the process of a Relapse Prevention and Recovery program. This program is 100% federally funded.
RSAT Visitation for approved inmates’ visitors is every Saturday from 11:00am to 2:00pm.
Additional information regarding the RSAT program can be obtained by contacting CSW Supervisor Linda Ortiz @ 734-2459.
Community Release Programs
To provide inmates (near release & qualified by law) community programs for social & familial reintegration purposes. Community programs allow inmates to enter society while being minimally monitored by corrections staff. The goal is to allow the inmate to be released from prison into a strong family and social environment.
- Education Release
- Work Release
- Work Credit
- Community Service
To provide inmates of all faith groups with reasonable and equitable opportunities to pursue religious beliefs and practices, within the constraints of budgetary limitations and consistent with the security and orderly running of the facility.
- Faith Services
- Prison Fellowship
- Pastoral Counseling
To provide reasonable medical, dental, and psychological treatment for inmates and shall maintain adequate facilities and staff for these services.
- Conflict Resolution
- Anger Management
- Emotional Control
- Domestic Violence
- Family Re-Integration
- Decriminalization Process
- Relapse Prevention
- Drug & Alcohol
- Personality Modification
- Human Sexuality
- Pardon/Commutation Planning
- Smoking Cessation
- Effective Parenting
Vocational Rehabilitation Section
To provide inmates the opportunity to learn valuable trade skills that can be used to attain better jobs and to expose the inmates to options in the workforce.
- Small Engine Repair
- Air Conditioning
Inmate Labor Work Program
To decrease the problem of inmate idleness and provide the department with a reliable workforce through the least economic means. The labor program permits the department to have a readily available labor bank to accomplish its administrative and building maintenance tasks.
- Food Service
Cultural Arts & Crafts
To provide an alternative program that allows inmates to examine their creativity. Community volunteers are allowed to help the inmate develop and possibly refine their artistic skills
UOG Internship Program
The University of Guam and DepCor provide an Internship Program for students majoring in Nursing, and Psychology. The program runs approximately 4 weeks.
Volunteers and Program Development
The Department of Corrections is always looking for volunteers to assist the department in running various educational and treatment program. If you are interested in volunteering to assist the Department in any form or would like to propose a program, feel free to contact CSW III Mark T. Perez at 734-2459.