FSA – Foundation (2022)

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

Program Description is taken from The First Step Act Approved Program Guide,  1/2022 Foundation is a program designed to assist women in assessing and advocating for their individual needs and translating the results of that assessment into the selection of programs and plans to meet their reentry goals. The Foundation Program was designed to help newly incarcerated women chart a healthy path for themselves during their time of incarceration. Throughout the program, participants learn about a number of issues facing women. They have the opportunity to identify positive changes that will lead to successful reentry and consider programs and services within the facility that can help them make these changes.

The Change Plan, a Productive Activity, is a follow-up to the Foundation Program that focuses on the goals established in Foundation.

Time Frame
Hours This program is typically completed in 15 hours.
Needs Addressed Cognition, Education, Mental Health, and Work
Program Delivery To ensure program fidelity and proper credit, Foundation must be delivered by a Special Population Program Coordinator or Social Worker. At facilities, housing pretrial women the Reentry Affairs Coordinator can also deliver the Foundation program.
Institution Locations FPC Alderson
FCI Aliceville
MDC Brooklyn
FPC Bryan
FMC Carswell
MCC Chicago
SCP Coleman
FSL/SCP Danbury
FCI Dublin
MDC Guaynabo
SCP Greenville
SFF Hazelton
FDC Honolulu
FDC Houston
SCP Lexington
MDC Los Angeles
SCP Marianna
FDC Miami
FTC Oklahoma
City SCP Pekin
SCP Phoenix
FDC Philadelphia
MCC San Diego
FDC SeaTac
FCI Tallahassee
FCC Tucson
SCP Victorville
FCI Waseca