The mission of the Treatment Programs Department is to provide assessment and intervention to the offender population. Offenders may be referred to diversionary programs, as appropriate. These programs are designed to target maladaptive behavior. It is the long-term goal of the staff to stabilize the individuals and also assist with a healthy transition into society.

Mental health evaluations are performed by trained clinicians. Evaluations are available for both incarcerated and outpatient offenders. In addition to evaluations, clinicians may also make referrals for medications if needed.

Normal Hours

Monday – Friday:
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM


  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse Evaluations – performed by trained clinicians and allows for evaluations of mental illness and substance use disorders. Referrals for medication made as needed.
    Community Corrections program participants if assessed with a substance abuse disorder have the opportunity to access the services through the Acadiana Recovery Center’s Outpatient Services which is a three month evidence-based substance abuse program that meets four times a week. Each phase of the program is based upon level of care necessary.
  • Coping Skills – is provided for gender specific groups to deal with issues that are causing barriers to recovery. Open group
  • Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) – an evidence-based cognitive-behavioral counseling program that combines education, group and individual counseling, and structured exercises designed to foster moral development in treatment-resistant clients as well as dealing with antisocial attitudes and behaviors. 12 weeks
  • Anger Management (Coping With Anger) – a cognitive behavioral program that follows through eight modules to address an offender’s thinking and behavior as it relates to anger. It is designed to be completed in eight weeks, but could be longer depending upon offender participation. Approx. 8 weeks