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Successful Jail-Based Programming!

Phoenix/New Freedom Programs offers a full range of programming to fit the specific needs of jails, from Substance Abuse to Mental Health to special programming for Administrative Segregation to Transition. All of our programs feature outcome-driven, proven-effective content built on a rock-solid CBT base with MI tools integrated throughout. Everything is delivered in a carefully structured approach that helps ensure successful treatment that you can document.

Substance Abuse

Open To Change
Designed initially for Rikers Island Jails in NYC, this proven-successful comprehensive substance abuse treatment program is based on cognitive-behavioral (CBT) and motivational interviewing (MI) models: adult/juvenile, open/closed group, 1:1, short-stay, drug court, community, residential, stages-of-change-based, male/female, and Spanish language.
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Administrative Segregation Programming
Our in-cell and step-down models specifically designed for your Adseg population feature workbooks grouped into weekly packets. Once a weekly packet is completed, the work can be processed by a cell-door conversation. Each weekly packet includes a brief competency checklist to aid in evaluation of participants’ comprehension, insight, self-disclosure, and motivation to change.
Download Program Model with TOCs in PDF

Step Down Programs
Our Step Down programs provide structure for step down/alternatives to solitary housing. Our Conflict Reduction model features 128 hours of programming targeted to reducing aggression, violence, and people problems (facility, unit, and cellmate). An Orientation and three Phases allow a gradual step down out of Ad Seg or solitary housing upon successful completetion. The Gang Desistence version offers an additional 20 hours (148 hours total) focused specifically on gang issues. Assessment resources are included!
Download Program Model with TOCs in PDF      Download Gang Desistence Model with TOCs in PDF

Combination Self-Study And Group Program Program
This unique model combines 12 weekly Self-Study Packets with 12 weekly group sessions to process the self-study! Study packets for each week are about 30-45 pages, followed by 1 weekly group session shaped for 90-120 minutes. Each weekly group session features resources related to the self-study packet, including a competency review that address and probes comprehension of the self-study material.
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Behavioral Health

The Bridge
Designed initially to provide residentially-based cognitive behavioral therapy in mental observation units at Rikers Island Jails in NYC, this flexible, modular program offers a solid, CBT-based approach for mentally ill participants, enhanced with selected Motivational Interviewing (MI) tools, DBT elements, and critical coping skills
Dowload the program model.      Download Peer-Reviewed Journal Artical About The Program

Comprehensive Symptoms Management Curriculum
Specifically designed for the most serious and persistent mental illness, this easy-to-implement new curriculum is based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI change model), social learning theory (skills modeling, practice, and mastery), and selected Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills.  Based on a program at use at Riker’s Island Jails, this comprehensive, 50-hour program addresses a variety of common symptoms as well as specific overlays for Psychotic Spectrum and Mood Disorder symptoms.
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A comprehensive set of easy to implement program resources which support dosages up to several hundred hours. Resources include workbook and lesson-based programming for pre-release, transition, and post-release. Focused on developing self-efficacy in recognizing and dealing with critical risk factors for recidivism, as well as creating a safety net of protective factors.

Pre-Release/Community Reintegration Units.
We have a wealth of workbooks, individual lessons, and packaged 10-session units in our Pre-Release/Community Reintegration series. We specialize in helping select and shape these resources to fit specific program needs. The PDF flyer in the link below describes our flexible open group/open admissions 10-session units complete with focused session openers and summary resources. These flexible units address important reintegration issues in planning for a good life, key recovery topics, and provide guidance for dealing with family and friends.

Relapse Prevention Modules.
Four easy to use, flexible open group/open admissions modules focused on relapse prevention!
Click here to download a PDF flyer with contents of the modules.

General Population Programming

Resources that fill the need to keep inmates gainfully occupied and moving in a pro-social direction whether they are only in the jail for a few days or up to one year:

  • Comprehensive General Population Program– We have the capacity of providing a program dosage from several weeks up to a full year. Program models offer additional programming for program preparation, transition to another institution, and transition back to the community.
  • Pre-Contemplation resource– This focused resources address anti- and pre-contemplation, helping inmates to begin their journey to real change
Other Key Resources

Spanish Language Resources
Include key elements to prepare participants for intervention programming, significant gang intervention program resources, a core program based on CBT and problem-solving skills, and a comprehensive transition resource for returning to the community. Nearly 60 resources provide a comprensive program in Spanish. Program length can range up to 300 program sessions.

Women's Programming
Gender-specific resources for women target women’s unique pathways into substance abuse, criminal behavior, and recovery. Available in a wide range of program hours that include pre-treatment and transition.
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Youth Program Resources
We provide evidence-based resources for juvenile corrections and community programs in all 50 states.
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the ideal program for your jail!

All our resources are available in a site license arrangement that permits unlimited duplication at each licensed site for as long as you use the materials. We provide the materials in PDF format for ease of duplication and printing. For a free consultation, or to find out more about the programs listed here, contact us at (212) 513-0176 or email us at

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