Criminal Justice Programs
The Providence Center Criminal Justice programs are designed to prevent incarceration, reduce recidivism and relapse, and provide the supports ex-offenders need to make lasting changes in their lives.
The Community Diversion Program
Provides police and other first responders with an alternative to incarceration for people with mental health and substance abuse problems who commit misdemeanors.
A re-entry program that provides eligible inmates in Men’s Minimum Security at the Rhode Island Adult Correctional Institution with substance abuse and mental health treatment while incarcerated and at The Providence Center following release.
Twelve-month post-release program designed to meet the needs of men who have substance abuse problems and are re-entering the greater Providence community from the Rhode Island Department of Corrections.
Substance Abuse Testing and Treatment
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Helps inmates involved with the criminal justice system to learn how to cope with challenging emotions, thoughts, and behaviors that may lead to impulsive, destructive behavior
Provided for parolees referred to The Providence Center by the Rhode Island Department of Corrections for mandatory, random drug testing.
Located at the Rhode Island Adult Correctional Institute, The Providence Center's Addiction Treatment and Recovery Services program helps inmates learn new skills and behaviors that support their recovery from substance abuse and helps them to avoid future criminal behavior.