The Shasta County Day Reporting Center in Redding, California, celebrated its five-year anniversary with an open house. The non-residential reentry center provides evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy to participants referred by the Shasta County Probation Department. Approximately 120 guests attended the open house celebration at the Shasta County DRC, including justices from the Supreme Court of California, the Shasta County Grand Jury and the Superior Court of Shasta County, as well as local law enforcement personnel, probation officers and officers from the Shasta County Board of Supervisors.
The mission of the Shasta County DRC is to have an impact on long-term behavior change while reducing recidivism, improving public safety and changing lives. DRC staff educated attendees on the center’s programming and the comprehensive experience it provides participants. Tours of the center were conducted, and booths were set up to showcase the center’s operations. Staff and program alumni were on hand to answer questions, and were present at informational booths to address different aspects of the center’s functions, staff training and substance abuse treatment.
“We were proud to have an opportunity to provide an awareness of what we do for the community,” Program Manager Danielle Caito said. “We are having a positive impact in Shasta County, and I am grateful to the staff and alumni who willingly participated and shared this awareness with the community we serve.”
A favorite activity of the open house attendants was a trivia game about the center’s behavior change plans. The game, called “Roadmap to Participant Success,” was modeled after the plans participants at the center use. Players received raffle tickets that awarded winners with local gift cards and other prizes. This unique approach was enjoyed by all and served as an effective way for attendees to learn more about the center’s programming.
The Shasta County DRC serves a population of male and female probationers. The center provides an intensive curriculum designed to address the assessed needs and risks of participants. The center provides a thorough service program, using both Thinking for a Change and Moral Reconation Therapy as part of its programming. In addition, substance abuse treatment, one-on-one counseling, group therapy and gender-specific services are offered. The Shasta County DRC is the second-largest day reporting center in the country, with a capacity of 150 participants.