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8415 Broadway Ave., Cleveland, OH 44105, 216-441-0200
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                 PROGRAMS and SERVICES


Requests for information regarding individual services or their availability should be
directed to:
                      Ms. Deborah Schon
                   Manager of Admissions
                   216-441-0200 ext. 107
                   dschon@communityassessment.org


Assessment Services

Individual Assessment

    Funding:  Through the service the client is entering.

    Inception:  1998

    Goal:  To gather the necessary personal and clinical information, upon which to
    evaluate each client's individual situation and difficulties with the intention of identifying
    the most appropriate treatment options for that person.

    Method:  An  individual interview, which involves a bio-psycho-social assessment and
    other assessment materials to determine the existence of and/or the severity of
    substance abuse and life issues as well as the level of care required to best address
    the individual client's issues and situation.

    Eligibility:  Any person referred for services in any of the Residential or Out-Patient  
    treatment programs.

    Capacity:  Determined by the current number of potential openings in each program.

    Benefits:  Individualized  and most appropriate treatment and level of care.

    Success:  Determined by clients progress in their particular level of care.

    Location:  8411 Broadway Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio


Residential Services

Halfway House Initiative – CATS receives primarily HHI –2 and HHI –3  referrals, clients
who have dual-diagnosis (alcohol and/or drug addiction issues as well as mental
health/behavioral issues).

    Funding:  Cuyahoga County Commissioners to 4CA (a consortium of Cuyahoga
    County Treatment Providers)

    Inception:  2007

    Goal:  Reduce overcrowding in County Jail by having   direct referrals into Halfway
    Houses for AOD and crimineogenic treatment

    Method:  Collaboration between Cuyahoga County Commissioners, Cuyahoga County
    Corrections Planning Board, the 4CA group (Salvation Army, Fresh Start,
    Oriana House, Community Assessment & Treatment Services,
    Alternatives Agency) and Cuyahoga County Jail to identify individuals
    with alcohol and/or drug abuse/dependency issues who have committed
    crimes. These individuals are then referred for treatment in lieu of jail.

    Eligibility:  Men and women from Cuyahoga County

    Capacity:  As referred and according to contract

    Benefits:  Participants receive treatment in lieu of incarceration,
         reducing the cost for society and the likelihood for recidivism and relapse.

    Successes:  2006 Award for $1,000,000. 2007 Award for $800,000. Statistical
    information is currently being compiled.

    Locations:  8411 Broadway Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio


Therapeutic Community

    Funding:  Room & Board funded by Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction;
    Treatment funded by Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services.

    Inception:  1998

    Goal:  To reduce recidivism and improve quality of life for returning offenders through  
    behavior modification and introducing positive decision making.

    Method:  The Therapeutic Communities uses its community as the method for change.
    There is a hierarchy of roles, members are accountable to each other on a daily basis,
    and use each other to look inward at motivation for behavior.

    Eligibility:  Male only program. The program begins in an institution's Therapeutic
    Community and is largely voluntary. Individuals are reviewed by CATS' Assessment
    Services for appropriate placement.

    Capacity:  29 beds are designated to the TC population serving approximately 56
    individuals per year.

    Benefits:  Participants are provided with an opportunity to address chemical
    dependency issues and faulty decision making that has brought them into the criminal
    justice system. Recently, an I.P.P. Program (Intensive Prison Program) has allowed for
    some reduced sentences for the completion of the I.P.P. and CATS' T.C. Program.
    Some  participants come to continue or begin long-term treatment.

    Successes:  CATS has developed a reputation for effective Therapeutic Community
    treatment with both state and local correction agencies. This population has been
    identified as “the most successful” of CATS with the highest percentage completing
    identified level of care and has been selected to pilot the CATS Plus Program.

    Location:  8411 Broadway Avenue. Cleveland, Ohio


Early Intervention Program (EIP)

    Funding:  Housing needs are funded the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation &
    Correction (ODRC) & treatment is funded by the Cuyahoga County Department of
    Justice Affairs.

    Inception:  2000

    Goal:  Judicial intervention in lieu of jail sentencing.

    Method:  Through CATS residential treatment program,
    participants receive a minimum of 15 hours of treatment
    per week in addition to ancillary services.

    Eligibility:  Referred by Cuyahoga County Probation Department

    Capacity:  CATS can serve 165 clients in this program per year

    Benefits:  To reduce recidivism by providing first time convictions or those with
    minimal offenses with treatment in lieu of jail. This reduces recidivism, makes treatment
    more accessible, reduces costs, and reduces overcrowding in jails.

    Successes:  CATS is the only EIP Residential Treatment provider in Cuyahoga
    County and is embarking on a two year contract that will constitute over ten years of
    service.

    Location:  8411 Broadway Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio


CATS Plus Program

CATS Plus (Providing Life Skills for Ultimate Sufficiency)

    Funding:  Three year funding being obtained through a variety of public and private
    entities. Through earned-income, the program will become self-sustaining.

    Inception:  Spring 2007

    Goal:  To reduce recidivism and improve quality of life for returning offenders by
    addressing barriers to success such as housing, treatment after-care, health care,
    employment, education and other support.

    Method:  Through an extension of Therapeutic Community, CATS Plus stresses behavior
    modification, abstinence, and community. Through this method, clients are given tools to avoid
    relapse, criminal involvement, and exclusion.

    Eligibility:  The program targets graduates of CATS' residential programs; however,
    participants from other agencies may be screened and selected should they fit the
    established criteria of recovering, returning offenders.

    Capacity:  18 men at Kinsman House; expansion is in process.

    Benefits:  Participants are provided with supportive, safe housing, continued
    treatment, employment skills, and earnings (monthly stipend) to establish sufficiency
    post- program.

    Successes: June of 2007 marked the first milestone of CATS Plus as enrollment grew
    to five (5) participants. In October of 2008, enrollment grew to sixteen (16) participants
    and two (2) official graduates. Partnerships with The Cleveland Housing Network, the
    Slavic Village Development Corp., and many others, continues to bring necessary
    earned income into the program.

    Location:  12802 Kinsman Road, Cleveland, Ohio


Out-Patient Services

Drug Court

    Funding:  Originally funded by the U.S. Department of Justice. Annual funding now
    comes from the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Dug Addiction Services, and the
    Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board of Cuyahoga County
    (ADAMHS).

    Inception:  1998

    Goal:  Divert clients from involvement with the criminal justice system through treatment.

    Method:  Collaboration between systems and organizations that allows for
    comprehensive care. Partners include the Cuyahoga County Public Defender’s Office,
    the Cleveland Police, the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office, the Cuyahoga County
    Common Pleas Court, Fresh Start  Residential Treatment, CATS-Intensive Outpatient
    Treatment, the Department of Justice Affairs, sobriety maintenance project, TASC
    (Treatment Alternatives for Safer Communities) assessments and case management.

    Eligibility:  Adult Men and Women with felony charge who do not have extensive
    criminal histories. Priority is given to those involved with the Cleveland Municipal Court;
    however, participants may also be referred by the Cuyahoga County Probation
    Department.

    Capacity:  200 clients at any given time.

    Benefits:  Participants are provided compensated treatment, sentencing reduced to
    misdemeanor offense and expungement of record. Incentives also include tickets to
    cultural institutions (museums), grocery and movie tickets. Society receives the benefit
    of reduced jail population, cost-savings of treatment over incarceration, reduced
    recidivism, and increased employability of participants (no felony).

    Successes:  Drug Court participants have experienced a significant decrease in
    recidivism and relapse.

    Location:  8411 Broadway Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio


Challenge to Change

    Funding:  Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board of Cuyahoga
    County (ADAMHS)

    Inception:  2003

    Goal:  To increase the  availability of outpatient treatment options for men.

    Method:  Intensive Outpatient Treatment which includes Assessment, Group &
    Individual Counseling, Drug Screening, Employment Assistance, Housing Assistance,
    Coping and Life Skills.

    Eligibility:  Cuyahoga County males, ages 18 and over, who do not have
    Medicaid or other insurance. May be involved with the legal system,
    probation, parole, or want or need alcohol and drug assessment and/or
    treatment.

    Capacity:  24 outpatient treatment slots.

    Benefits:  Participants are provided with an opportunity to address
    chemical dependency issues and faulty decision making. It is an
    opportunity to make changes necessary for a productive and successful life.
    The program uses incentives and supplies bus tickets to engage clients.

    Successes:  With the assistance of the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health
    Services Board of Cuyahoga County (ADAMHS) of Cuyahoga County, programming is
    now available for those who need it. Referrals come from many sources; some
    individuals are self referred.

    Location:  8411 Broadway Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio


Prison Based Services

Changing Faces

    Funding:  Ohio Department of Administrative Services (ODAS) through the Ohio
    Department of
    Rehabilitation and Correction

    Inception:  1999

    Goal:  To provide day treatment to female offenders prior to release.

    Method:  Intensive Outpatient Treatment presented through an 18 week curriculum.
    Incorporates
    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Introduction to 12-step programs, and Self-Reflection.

    Eligibility:  Female inmates of the Northeast Pre-Release Center, who pass pre-
    screening and are selected for program.

    Capacity:  48 individuals per year.

    Benefits:  Participants are provided with an opportunity to address chemical
    dependency issues and faulty decision making. It is an opportunity to make changes
    necessary for a productive and successful life prior to release.

    Successes:  Third time consecutive recipient of four-year funding. Exclusive provider
    for substance abuse treatment at the Northeast Pre-Release Center. Over 500
    individuals served.

    Location:  Northeast Pre-Release Center, 26745 E. 30th Street, Cleveland, Ohio
8411 Broadway Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44105, 216-441-0200
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