I am amazed and thrilled at how much we’ve grown over the years. And while we embrace change, one thing has remained constant: we have never
lost focus on putting the best quality resources in the hands of people who are working to make positive life changes. It’s what drives us to do our best each day and makes this such a
rewarding place to work.
Susan Peterson/Senior Editor - The Change Companies®
Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons
How does the Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, strengthen the delivery process
of its evidence-based, nine-month Drug Abuse Treatment Program, which is provided to both a male and female population?
The Change Companies® provided a mechanism to enhance consistency and participation
in the excellent Drug Abuse Treatment already established for federal inmates. Over a period of two years,
tapping into the expertise of FBOP Drug Treatment Coordinators and Specialists, two separate programs of
Interactive Journals for men and women were created with accompanying Facilitator Guides. Continued collaboration
helped design training resources, including new eLearning modules, as well as several updated revisions of the
Interactive Journaling® curricula.
The use of tailored Interactive Journals has aided over 150,000 federal inmates. An ongoing study conducted
by Texas Christian University is documenting the effectiveness of the Bureau of Prisons Residential Drug Abuse
How do you provide an integrated reentry curriculum with a relapse prevention component
in both a short- and longer-term application? And, how do you standardize service delivery of the curriculum over multiple
sites to ensure fidelity and integrate evidence-based practices?
Gateway Foundation has long seen Interactive Journaling® as a valuable,
effective delivery system for correctional programs. In a collaborative effort, Gateway
and The Change Companies® created a distinctive Gateway Foundation model that is as well
received by offenders as it is by the Gateway staff. A Reentry Journal was developed,
followed by a Relapse Prevention Journal that are regulated in intensity by session design and application.
Facilitator Guides aid staff in implementation based on level of intensity. Training supports effective
delivery across multiple sites. The cognitive-behavioral approach is consistently applied throughout the materials.
The integration of motivational interviewing techniques and the processes and stages of the Transtheoretical
Model of Behavior Change support a client-centered approach.
The Salvation Army
How do you deliver a unique program of spiritual rehabilitation?
The Adult Rehabilitation Centers of The Salvation Army serve thousands of beneficiaries each year
with an outstanding program of rehabilitation, incorporating a 12-step, biblically based approach delivered in a
highly structured, residential setting. One unique feature is the use of work therapy as a means of providing living
skills, positive habit formation and a sense of worth to the residents.
The Change Companies® has created more than 500 pages of Interactive Journals to assist in the
delivery of this special program. As the needs of the programs have changed, The Change Companies® has edited
and fashioned new sections to accommodate the transitions.
Thousands of beneficiaries of the Adult Rehabilitation Centers in over 90 sites in the United States and Canada have benefitted from
the use of these tailored tools for life change.