Jail Chemical Addiction Programs (JCAP)

The Dearborn County Jail Chemical Addictions Program (JCAP) is founded on the principle that effective chemical dependency treatment initiated early and comprehensively can alter the clinical course of one’s addiction to psychoactive chemicals.  Early intervention and treatment offered within a correctional setting has the ability to improve one’s social, emotional, spiritual, and familial functioning through a structured treatment regimen and setting.  JCAP will create a positive impact on clients upon release into the communities in which they reside by targeting those risk factors identified with increased chances for relapse and recidivism.

The purpose of JCAP is to identify those most at risk for ongoing and/or chronic chemical dependency issues while incarcerated.  The provision of comprehensive treatment and other ancillary services while an individual is incarcerated is an effective means of reducing recidivism, while also linking individuals with area resources to support their recovery once released.  The program is geared toward those individuals where there is both a clinical need and personal desire to participate with no external incentives.  

 Program Services

Program services are facilitated by the Program Director and additional staff.  Programming consists of cognitive behavioral, evidence-based treatment groups for the chemically dependent incarcerated population.  JCAP utilizes the “Strategies for Self-Improvement and Change (SSC)” model as its core programming, delivered in an intensive outpatient format.  Additionally, ancillary services for program participants include self-help groups, psycho-educational groups, life skills groups, job readiness program, among others.  Discharge planning occurs approximately 1-2 weeks prior to client’s release from jail in order to identify post-release needs and linkages to these services.

Clients agree to stay in the program for a minimum of ninety days in order to participate in and complete the program. Services will be delivered in the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center.  A pod has been designated for program activities and is occupied only by program participants.  The male pod consists of eight cells with two beds per cell, bringing the maximum total of participants at any given time to sixteen (16), while the female pod consists of 4 cells with two beds per cell, bringing the maximum total of female participants at any given time to eight (8).

Contact Us

  • Phone: (812) 532-3255
  • Fax: (812) 532-3220
  • Staff Directory
  • Office Hours:
    Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Closed for Lunch 12:00 - 1:00 pm Closed Holidays

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