The OMCP is a voluntary program for long-term and life-term offenders, which provides them with the training and certification needed to become Certified Offender Mentors for Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) counseling. Upon graduating from the OMCP the Certified Offender Mentors are assigned as co-facilitators in Substance Use Disorder Treatment (SUDT) programs throughout all adult institutions.
The primary goal of the OMCP is to provide SUDT programs from a team of both Certified Offender Mentors and AOD Certified contracted counselors. At the completion of training, and required internship hours, Certified Offender Mentors can obtain a counseling certification from a certifying organization recognized by the Department of Health Care Services which can be used to obtain employment upon release.
OMCP candidates must complete approximately one year of education and training in SUDT. Upon successfully passing the written AOD Counselor Certification examination provided through the certifying organization each mentor must complete a closely supervised 4,000-hour counseling internship in an SUDT program to be eligible for certification.
To be considered for the OMCP, each candidate must:
To be enrolled offenders must meet the eligibility criteria.
Rehabilitative programs are the best way for an offender to be prepared for success upon release. The link below explains this process with an easy-to-follow diagram
An offender who is serving, or has served, their time on good behavior has access to many rehabilitative services and programs if they are determined to be in need.In-Prison Services
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