The Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, Division of Criminal Justice Services, STOP, will provide secure drug intervention services and community justice to probationers who are granted community-based supervision.
- To expedite access to secure drug intervention services for incarcerated probationers.
- To require probationers to pay back the community through participation in the Probationer Work Detail and other community service work projects.
- To provide an opportunity for a continuity of Community Risk Reduction (CRR) services.
Criteria for Participation:
- Sex offenders will be reviewed on an individual basis.
- Previous charges or convictions of violence will be reviewed on an individual basis.
- Third degree felonies or higher will be evaluated by Supervisory Personnel from the Division of Criminal Justice Services.
- Any serious medical problems which would prevent full participation in community service work will be reviewed.
- Probationers will not be admitted without approval from the sentencing court and must have a MAPP assessment completed.
The General Division’s Secure Transitional Offender Program, or S.T.O.P., is an intensive residential education and cognitive program that challenges male and female offenders to make permanent and positive changes in their behavior and, consequently, their lives. Located at 1901 S. Gettysburg Avenue, the program began in late July 2002 with just a few beds and was open to males only. In the fall of 2015 S.T.O.P. extended its program to include females, and today it serves 96 drug-addicted offenders who have been sentenced to the program in lieu of jail time. The facility maintains full capacity at all times.
S.T.O.P. staff conduct group activities with their clients on a daily basis utilizing the latest intervention techniques, including Thinking for a Change, Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Hazelden’s Model of Recovery. Clients also receive a personalized intervention plan which directly addresses their specific needs and instills mutual respect between clients and staff.
Additional programs conducted at S.T.O.P. are facilitated by volunteers from, among others, HIV/AIDS Awareness (Wright State University), AA/NA meetings, Paradigm Thinking – Male Thinking Issues Group, Education (Sinclair Community College), Employment Counseling (Goodwill Easter Seals), and Parenting and Cancer Awareness (Combined Health District).
- STOP is a now a 96 bed facility and maintains capacity at all time, while at the same time maintaining no waiting list.
- STOP Staff conduct daily group activities utilizing the latest intervention techniques, including Thinking for a Change, Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Hazelden’s model of recovery.
- STOP served 457 probationers in 2015.
- STOP boasts a successful graduation rate of 95% (4,527).
- Clients receive a personalized intervention plan which directly addresses their specific needs and instills mutual respect between clients and staff.
- Programming at STOP is conducted in large part by volunteers and includes:
- Parenting and Cancer Awareness (Combined Health District)
- Paradigm Thinking-Male Issues group, Bill/Wyonia Staffin Chaplains
- Education (Sinclair Community College)
- Employment Counseling (Goodwill Easter Seals)