Community Transitional Services (CTS) is a KYDOC contracted facility providing DOC approved Substance Abuse Programming (SAP) to male adults referred by the DOC and/or Probation and Parole. The program is approximately 183 days. In addition, MRS and parolee releases who need assistance in securing employment and/ or a home placement may reside here.
CTS uses the Therapeutic Community model, along with Recovery Dynamics and the 12-Step program. Accountability of self and others is mandatory in the program. All residents are required to participate in the daily cleaning of the facility, along with their own self-care.
Upon arrival, residents will go through Intake and Orientation. This includes inventory of personal property, viewing of CTS orientation video and PREA standards, signing of CTS program documents, dorm and locker assignments. All residents will be shown to their dorm and through the facility by the Welcome Committee. Within 48 hours of arrival, residents will be assigned a Big Brother to assist in assimilating into the program. You will be assigned a new Probation/Parole Officer upon your arrival to CTS. Residents coming from jails/institutions will be allowed to keep items that they arrive with – as long as the items are not considered contraband at CTS. Residents coming from the community may bring items listed on the property list except anything considered consumables. (Consumables include but are not limited to: hygiene items, laundering products, tobacco products, food, etc.) Consumables items may be brought in very limited quantities – listed at the bottom of the Personal Property Allowed attachment below. Drops offs are not allowed at any time. Families may mail non-consumable items to residents in their first 30 days of residency. Packages of non-consumables may be mailed to residents in the months of April and October. Money orders may be mailed to residents in the amount of $75 or less at any time. Money orders should be made payable to the resident with DOC number. Money orders MUST be United States Postal Service money orders only. Cash in the amount of $75 or less may be left during visitation also – must be logged with staff on duty. CTS contracts with Telmate for phone, commissary, and tablets. Residents have access to tablets to order commissary, communicate with family/friends, and limited internet access. The cost for use of the tablets for non-program related reasons varies depending on the service utilized. Residents may put money on their account by utilizing the kiosk in the lobby. Family and friends may also place funds on residents’ account through the internet. There is a Telmate fee for every credit transaction.
The program consists of 5 phases – Orientation, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior. One must demonstrate progress in recovery skills in order to move up in phases, in addition to passing a written test. Residents must also use the accountability system and remain discipline free.
Residents must apply for a job within the Therapeutic Community. Multiple jobs are available and movement from one job to another is possible with approval from the SAP Coordinator. Residents are strongly encouraged to strive for a leadership position within the community – Elders and Sergeant at Arms.
Movement outside the facility in the community is restricted and monitored. Residents are allowed passes for medical and dental needs, therapy, etc…. Passes are granted on a case by case basis and are based on need. Residents are not allowed to drive personal vehicles or carry cellular telephones.
Phone Calls: Residents transferred from another facility are allowed one free phone call upon their arrival. Residents have access to Telmate telephones every day outside of program hours. Funds for phone calls are through the residents’ Telmate account.
Residents in leadership roles have the opportunity to attend outside AA/NA meetings as a group, as well as participating in organized community service.
Residents who will be residing in Jefferson County upon release are eligible to be considered for employment in the community in the last 30 days of their residency. Approval is granted based on one’s adjustment to the therapeutic community and must be approved by one’s Counselor and the SAP Coordinator.