FSA – Resolve Program (2022)

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Program Description is taken from The First Step Act Approved Program Guide,  1/2022 The Resolve Program is a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) program designed to address the trauma-related mental health needs of inmates. Specifically, the program seeks to decrease the incidence of trauma-related psychological disorders and improve the level of functioning. In addition, the program aims to increase the effectiveness of other treatments, such as drug treatment and healthcare. The program uses a standardized treatment protocol consisting of three components: 1) an initial educational workshop (Trauma in Life/Traumatic Stress & Resilience); 2) a skills-based treatment group (Seeking Safety) and; 3) Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and/or a Skills Maintenance Group.

The purposes of the program include the following:

  • Improving the inmate’s functioning by decreasing mental health symptoms that result
    from trauma;
  • Increasing the effectiveness of other treatment programs available to the inmate;
  • Reducing misconduct that results from mental health and trauma-related difficulties; and
  • Reducing recidivism.
Time Frame
Hours 20-90 hours of EBRR Program Credit.
Needs Addressed Cognitions, Mental Health, and Trauma
Program Delivery To ensure program fidelity and proper credit, the Resolve program must be delivered by Psychology Services staff.
Institution Locations FPC Alderson (F)
FCI Aliceville (L)(F)
FCI Ashland (M)
FPC Bryan (F)
FMC Carswell (F)
FCI Coleman (M)
USP Coleman (H)
FCI Cumberland (M)
FCI Danbury (L)
FCI Dublin (L)(F)
FCI Edgefield (M)
ADX Florence
USP Florence (H)
SCP Greenville (F)
SFF Hazelton (L)(F)
USP Leavenworth (M)
USP Lewisburg (M)
FCI Loretto (L)
SCP Lexington (F)
SCP Marianna (F)
FCI Otisville (M)
FCI Oxford (M)
FPC Pekin (F)
FPC Phoenix (F)
FCI Safford (L)
FCI Sheridan (M)
FCI Tallahassee (L)(F)
USP Terre Haute (H)
USP Terre Haute (H)
FCI Victorville (M)
SCP Victorville (F)
FCI Waseca (L)(F)
ADX = Administrative;
SCP = Satellite Camp;
(L) = Low; (M) = Medium; (H) = High; (F) = Female