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INFOGRAPHIC: Therapeutic Communities

100-PO023 (R 7/2017)


(Rachel Friederich , DOC Communications)

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Therapeutic Communities are an intensive form of substance abuse treatment provided to eligible inmates in prisons. Participants live in groups and use a hierarchical learning model centered around social and personal responsibility as they progress through different levels of treatment.

The Road to Recovery and Reentry

Did You Know?

  • 11,959 people have participated in Therapeutic Communities at Washington state prisons
  • Washington state sees approximately $5.05 in benefits for every one dollar spent on Therapeutic Communities
  1. “The Effectiveness for Incarcerated Persons: Findings for the Washington Statewide Reentry Council.” Washington State Institute for Public Policy, May 2017
  2. Washington State Department of Corrections Research and Data Analytics Unit