FSA – Bureau Rehabilitation and Values Enhancement, BRAVE Program (2022)

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Program Description is taken from The First Step Act Approved Program Guide,  1/2022 The Bureau Rehabilitation and Values Enhancement (BRAVE) program is a cognitive behavioral, residential treatment program for young males serving their first federal sentence. Inmates participate in this program at the beginning of their sentences. Programming is delivered within a modified therapeutic community (MTC). Participants interact in groups and attend community meetings while living in a housing unit separate from the general population.

The BRAVE Program is designed to facilitate favorable institutional adjustment and reduce incidents of misconduct. In addition, the program encourages inmates to interact positively with staff members and take advantage of opportunities to engage in self-improvement throughout their incarceration. Inmates participate in treatment groups for four hours per day, Monday through Friday. Program content focuses on developing interpersonal skills, behaving prosocially in a prison environment, challenging antisocial attitudes and criminality, developing problem-solving skills, and planning for release.

Hours This program is typically completed in 500 hours
Needs Addressed Antisocial Peers and Cognitions
Program Delivery To ensure program fidelity and proper credit, BRAVE is only delivered by Psychology Services staff.
Institution Locations FCI Beckley (Medium)
FCI El Reno (Medium)
FCI Greenville (Medium)
FCI Victorville (Medium)
FCI Williamsburg (Medium)