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Criminal Justice Services

For several decades, Phoenix House has been recognized for its innovative programs that meet the substance abuse treatment needs of criminal justice clients. Among Phoenix House’s milestones was our role in creating the country’s first correctional treatment unit, a model now widely replicated in prisons throughout the country and abroad. Phoenix House was also an early provider of treatment as an alternative to prison.

We provide treatment programs at criminal justice facilities, operate programs for clients on parole or probation, and treat clients mandated to community treatment programs as an alternative to incarceration.

Treatment at community programs costs significantly less than incarceration, and provides an opportunity for clients to address their substance abuse in a clinically supportive environment.

We provide a seamless continuity of community-based treatment services ranging from outpatient services to short-term and longer-term residential treatment, to aftercare. We serve adolescents as well as adults.

At some locations, we also provide gender-specific programming, treatment for co-occurring mental health problems, detoxification services, vocational services, and services for veterans and military personnel.

  • Assessment

    Assessment and Evaluation Services

    In various locations, Phoenix House provides independent assessments and evaluations of substance use disorders as requested by individuals, families, schools and the Criminal Justice System. See more details

  • Mental

    Mental Health Services

    Substance abuse and addiction often go hand-in-hand with mental health issues, and Phoenix House offers treatment programs designed specifically to meet this need. See more details

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    Sober Living and Recovery Support

    Our Sober Living facilities vary based on location and can provide either a safe transitional space before a full return to independent living or an alternative to residential treatment for clients who may need more than outpatient services. See more details

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    Mother and Child Residential Services

    Phoenix House offers comprehensive and professional services for pregnant women and mothers and their young children in residential settings. See more details

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    Adult Outpatient Services

    Our adult outpatient services are a comprehensive array of substance abuse and mental health programs--all using evidence-based practices--delivered in safe, supportive, CARF-accredited settings. See more details

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    Adult Residential Services

    Phoenix House’s residential treatment services are wide-ranging and comprehensive, allowing us to tailor each client’s treatment solutions to meet individual needs. See more details

  • Detox

    Adult Detoxification and Stabilization

    Our adult medical and social detoxification and stabilization services first help each individual to safely detoxify and then connect them to the next level of care: either residential, sober living or outpatient services. See more details

Information by State

Phoenix House Community Corrections Program, located in Berkshire County (Pittsfield), and in Hampden County (Holyoke and Springfield), offers outpatient treatment to offenders currently on parole and/or probation. The program is a division of the Massachusetts Office of Community Corrections and offenders are sentenced to the program in lieu of incarceration. Community Corrections Centers work collaboratively with local Sheriff's Departments to provide substance abuse treatment and life-skills training for inmates who have been appropriately classified and are close to completing their sentences. In this capacity, the center is used as a conduit through which inmates have enhanced ability to establish a fundamentally solid aftercare plan. Once assigned to the program, participants are given an array of assessments, including biopsychosocial, substance abuse, medical, education, and job readiness. Based on the needs of each participant, an individualized program is developed that includes substance abuse treatment as well as educational and vocational programs. Routine drug screening and four hours per week of community service are a requirement of the 90-day program.

Phoenix House Berkshire County Community Corrections Center
163 Fourth Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
(413) 358-4321
Program Director Kyle Schadler, (413) 358-4321 ext. 4723

Phoenix House Hampden County Community Corrections Center
20 Korean Veterans’ Plaza
Holyoke, MA 01040
(413) 493-7896
Program Director Chris Bernier (413) 493-7896

Phoenix House Hampden County Community Corrections Center
311 State Street
Springfield, MA 01105
(413) 733-5469
Program Director Chris Bernier, (413) 733-5469, ext. 5106

In Vermont, Phoenix House New England provides treatment services to criminal justice clients in partnership with judges, Department of Corrections employees, probation and parole officers, public safety officials, and legal professionals. Services include: Intensive Substance Abuse Program (ISAP), offered at eleven probation and parole offices statewide; in-prison residential treatment at corrections facilities in Newport (men) and South Burlington (women); men’s outpatient counseling services at the Southeast State Corrections Facility in Windsor, and the and gender-specific short- and long-term residential treatment for women furloughed from the Department of Corrections in Brattleboro. Phoenix House RISE (Recovery in an Independent, Sober Environment) facilities at four locations in Vermont provide transitional living services for those in early recovery, including individuals recently released from prison. Project CRASH inBrattleboroprovides screening and education for individuals convicted of driving under the influence (DUI).

Intensive Substance Abuse Program (ISAP)

Vermont Office
99 Ricks Road
Plymouth, VT
Vice President, Senior Program Director Richard Turner (802) 672-2500

Phoenix House Barre Intensive Substance Abuse Program
Department of Corrections
255 North Main Street
Barre, VT 05641
(802) 479-4242

Phoenix House Bennington Intensive Substance Abuse Program
Department of Corrections
200 Veterans Memorial Drive
Bennington, VT 05201
(802) 447-2777

Phoenix House Brattleboro Intensive Substance Abuse Program
Department of Corrections
41 Spring Tree Road
Post Office Box 8237
North Brattleboro, VT 05304
(802) 251-2057

Phoenix House Burlington Intensive Substance Abuse Program
Department of Corrections
50 Cherry Street
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 651-1539

Phoenix House Morrisville Intensive Substance Abuse Program
Department of Corrections
197 Harrell Street, Suite 4
Morrisville, VT 05661
(802) 888-2520

Phoenix House Newport Intensive Substance Abuse Program
Department of Corrections
217 Main Street
Newport, VT 05855
(802) 334-4403

Phoenix House Rutland Intensive Substance Abuse Program
Department of Corrections
92 State Street
Post Office Box 175
Rutland, VT 05701
(802) 786-5808

Phoenix House Springfield Intensive Substance Abuse Program
Department of Corrections
100 Mineral Street
Springfield, VT 05156
(802) 885-3544

Phoenix House St. Albans Intensive Substance Abuse Program
Department of Corrections
20 Houghton Street, Suite 4
St. Albans, VT 05478
(802) 524-6523

Phoenix House St. Johnsbury Intensive Substance Abuse Program
Department of Corrections
67 Eastern Avenue, Suite 5
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
(802) 748-6602

Phoenix House White River Junction Intensive Substance Abuse Program
Department of Corrections
224 Holiday Drive
White River Junction, VT 05001
(802) 281-5040

In-Prison Residential Treatment

Discovery Program
Northern State Correctional Facility
2559 Glenn Road
Newport, VT 05855
(802) 334 8930
Clinical Director Cheryl Bowen (802) 345-1987

Phoenix House Women's Community Program

Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility
7 Farrell Street
South Burlington, VT 05403
Program Director Leslie Ferrer (802) 859-3267

Men's Counseling Services

Phoenix House Counseling
Southeast State Correctional Facility
546 State Farm Road
Windsor, VT 05089
802 674 1115
Clinical Supervisor Christopher Wesolowski (802) 257-1147

Short- and Long-Term Residential Treatment for Women Furloughed from the Corrections Department

Phoenix House Tapestry
178 Linden Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
(802) 257-2415
Program Director Cynthia Marble (802) 257-2415

Phoenix House Florida provides long-term residential treatment to male offenders at our Citra facility. We use evidence-based practices to help adult men recover from severe substance abuse and address negative behavior. With services tailored to meet the needs of criminal justice clients, the program includes a transitional phase, in which clients focus on securing and maintaining employment.

The Citra Women’s Residential Program, located in a separate facility on campus, offers evidence-based, gender-specific treatment for women who have been referred by the Department of Corrections. The program provides a safe environment that encourages mutual support, self-care, spirituality, and healthy recreation. Clients also have the opportunity to improve their education and career options, and access community resources for employment, financial assistance, personal health, parenting, legal assistance, and child care.

The Probation and Restitution Center (PRC) at Citra is a residential program for men and women who have been referred by their probation officers. During their stay of up to one year, clients build life skills and develop positive behavior, while securing and maintaining employment.

Citra Adult Therapeutic Community
15681 North U.S. Highway 301
Post Office Box 1317
Citra, Florida 32113
(352) 595-5000
Program Director Charles Birch, 352 595 5000, ext. 6721
Referrals from Florida Department of Corrections, call 1 800 706 9890, ext. 6743.

Citra Women’s Residential Program
15681 North U.S. Highway 301
Post Office Box 1317
Citra, Florida 32113
352 595 5000
Program Director Patricia Mowery, (352) 595-5000, ext. 6733
Referrals from Florida Department of Corrections, call 1 800 706 9890, ext. 6743.

Probation and Restitution Center (PRC)
15681 North U.S. Highway 301
Post Office Box 1317
Citra, Florida 32113
352 595 5000
Program Director John Velez, (352) 595-5000, ext. 6774
Referrals from Florida Department of Corrections, call 1 800 706 9890, ext. 6743.

The Phoenix House Dallas County Judicial Treatment Center provides intensive residential services for Dallas County probationers who voluntarily request treatment for drug and alcohol abuse. The program addresses substance abuse, as well as medical, psychiatric, vocational, educational, family, legal, and behavioral health needs. All services are integrated with the Dallas Community Supervision and Corrections Department (Probation) and the Dallas County Courts to ensure successful treatment and reintegration into the community. Our treatment programs have been designed using evidence-based clinical guidelines and curricula developed by the National Phoenix House Training Department and by industry recognized educators, researchers, and authors.

Families receive ongoing education and counseling while their loved ones receive treatment. Job preparedness, resume writing, interview techniques, GED prep, and remedial education classes are provided on-site. We also partner with local companies offering jobs, and with schools that provide educational opportunities for clients upon completion of treatment.

Phoenix House Judicial Treatment Center
James Ochs, Program Director
200 Greene Road
Wilmer, TX 75172
972 441 6160

At Phoenix House New York, our programs work closely with such legal agencies as drug treatment courts, Treatment Alternatives to Safer Communities (TASC), Drug Treatment Alternatives to Prison (DTAP), The Division of Parole, The Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (CASES), and the Division of Probation, among many others.

Admission to one of our programs allows a treatment alternative that costs significantly less than incarceration and provides an opportunity for the referred individual to address his/her substance abuse needs in a clinically supportive environment.

If you are a representative of an alternative to incarceration program and are thinking of making a referral of your client to us, please keep the following in mind:

  • We will provide regular updates on clients’ progress through written feedback as well as timely communication with referring entities. This is coordinated by a full time criminal justice coordinator.
  • We will ensure that clients are presented to necessary court dates and legal visits.
  • We will work collaboratively with you (or your designee) to involve you in intervention strategies.
  • We can provide variable lengths of stay in our residential programs to accommodate legal mandates and as clinically indicated.
  • We have various levels of care and can seamlessly transition clients between them.

Pickup transportation services are available for incoming referrals.

Please contact any of the admissions offices listed below:

In Manhattan
2191 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10035
(212) 831-1555 ext. 7571

In Brooklyn
174 Prospect Place
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 789-4616 ext. 6691

In Long Island
998 Crooked Hill Road
Pilgrim Center, Building 5
Brentwood, NY 11717
(631) 306-5714

For Upstate New York
10566 County Highway 18.
South Kortright, NY 13842
(607) 538-1417 ext. 5607

For several decades, Phoenix House Mid-Atlantic (formerly Vanguard Services Unlimited) has partnered with community-based alternative to incarceration programs to meet the substance abuse treatment needs of criminal justice clients.

Our programs work closely with federal, state, and local legal agencies such as drug treatment courts, probation and parole offices, pretrial diversion agencies, traffic courts, and juvenile justice agencies, among many others.

Our treatment programs cost significantly less than incarceration and allow clients to address their substance abuse needs in a clinically supportive environment.

If you are a representative of an alternative to incarceration program and are thinking of referring a client to us, please keep the following in mind:

  • We will provide regular updates on clients’ progress through written feedback as well as timely communication with referring organizations.
  • We will ensure that clients attend necessary court dates and legal visits.
  • We will work collaboratively with you (or your designee) to involve you in intervention strategies.
  • We can provide variable lengths of stay in our residential programs to accommodate legal mandates as clinically indicated.
  • We have various levels of care and can seamlessly transition clients between them.
  • Pickup transportation services are available for incoming referrals.

Please contact our Admissions Office for more information at:

200 N. Glebe Rd., Suite 104
Arlington, VA 22203
(703) 841-0703 x1

At Phoenix House California, our in-custody programs for adults and adolescents in Kern, Riverside and San Diego counties work closely with such agencies as the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, U.S. Probation Office, county departments of probation and public health, sheriff’s offices, and more.

Working in correctional settings, we help those who are incarcerated change their lives -- establish new value systems, return to the community ready to continue their path to recovery, find employment, and reunite with their families. Our evidence-based treatment programs include cognitive-behavioral therapy and provide opportunities for our clients to address their substance abuse, mental health and other needs in a clinically supportive environment.

Services for Adults

In Kern County
California Correctional Institution
Phoenix House Substance Abuse Treatment Program
24900 Highway 202
Tehachapi, CA 93561
(661) 822-4402

In Riverside County
Chuckawalla Valley State Prison
Phoenix House Substance Abuse Treatment Program
19025 Wiley’s Well Road
Blythe, CA 92225
(760) 922-5300

In Orange County
Theo Lacy Branch, Orange County Jail
Phoenix House “New Start” Substance Abuse Treatment Program
501 The City Drive South “J” Mod
Orange County, CA 92868
(714) 935-7029

Services for Adolescents

In San Diego County
Campo Youth Rehabilitation Facility
Phoenix House Substance Abuse Treatment Program
957 Forrest Gate Road
Campo, CA 91906
(619) 401-3535

In Kern County
Larry J. Rhoades
Kern Crossroads Facility
Phoenix House Mental Health Services
17824 Quality Road
Bakersfield, CA 93308
(661) 391-2200