The U.S. Probation Office for the District of Utah strives to procure and maintain quality treatment services for federal defendants and persons under supervision who are ordered by the Court to participate in substance abuse, mental health or sex offender treatment. Our goal is to work closely with treatment providers to identify the most appropriate services, and to administer them in a fiscally responsible manner, in an effort to both reduce recidivism, and to address the treatment needs of this population. Defendants are often asked to contribute to the cost of treatment with co-payments.
Treatment providers provide diagnostic assessments, evidence-based treatment and programming utilizing a biopsychosocial model that takes into account the physical, psychological, and social factors that impact the defendants’ well-being. Services are designed to assist defendants in attaining and or maintaining their cognitive and emotional well-being in the sometimes stressful environments they return to in the community. Treatment will focus on “Criminogenic Needs”, Anti-social cognitions, Anti-Social companions, Anti-social personalities, Family and Marital relationships, Substance Abuse, Employment, Education, and positive Leisure and Recreation. The goals of treatment always include programming to increase public safety, reduce recidivism, and increase the capacity to live responsible lives.