OMCP is a voluntary program for long-term and life-term offenders. It provides training and certification to become a Certified Offender Mentor 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.
Upon completion of training and 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 have:
Offenders must meet the eligibility criteria, complete an application packet, and participate in an interview.
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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