Learn more, as this is part of The First Step Act

Program Description Taken from The First Step Act Approved Program Guide 1/2022 Functional Adaptation Skills Training (FAST) is a psychosocial intervention based on Social Cognitive Theory and the Social and Independent Living Skills Program for aging adults. FAST aims to improve independence and quality of life by targeting six areas of everyday functioning, which include: medication management, social and communication skills, organization and planning, transportation, and financial management. FAST utilizes a group setting with discussions around applying exercises to real-world settings, in-session practice, and homework assignments.
Programa de Entrenamiento para el Desarrollo de Aptitudes para Latinos (PEDAL) is the Spanish version of the program.

Employees should consult with program material for length and duration of the class. Program materials and updated SENTRY codes are located under the FSA Programs link on the Reentry Services Division Sallyport page.

Time Frame
Needs Addressed Antisocial Peers, Cognitions, and Mental Health
Program Delivery To ensure program fidelity and proper credit, FAST must be delivered by a Social Worker.
Institution Locations FPC Alderson, FCI Aliceville, FCC Allenwood, USP Atlanta
MDC Brooklyn, FPC Bryan, FCC Butner, USP Canaan
FMC Carswell, FCC Coleman, FCI Danbury, FMC Devens
FCC Florence, FMC Fort Worth, FCI Gilmer, FCI Greenville
FCC Hazelton, FMC Lexington, FCC Lompoc, MDC Los Angeles
USP Marion, FCC Oakdale, FCI Pekin, FDC Philadelphia
FMC Rochester, MCFP Springfield, FCI Tallahassee, FCI Terminal Island
FCC Terre Haute, FCI Tuscon, FCC Victorville, FCI Waseca