Location: 10500 Smith Road, Denver, CO 80239
Population Types: Adult male offenders either transitioning from the Department of Corrections or offenders sentenced through Denver District Courts.
Zoned Bed Capacity: 48
Facility Director: Mike Asher 720-913-3815
Program Description: The Enhancing Motivation By Achieving Reshaped Cognitions (EMBARC) is a unique program designed for men at high risk of recidivating. EMBARC clients complete the program with reduced risk of recidivism and prepared to be engaged citizens in their home communities.
The development of this program utilizes cutting edge research and partnership with industry experts from George Washington University and the University of Cincinnati. Front loaded intensive treatment support services support clients in reentering the community with the skills and tools they need to succeed.
The cornerstone of the program is participation in Cognitive Behavioral Interventions-A Comprehensive Curriculum. Clients are also supported with intervention services including skills groups, individual case management, weekly individual therapy, and advanced cognitive practice groups. Clients are provided ongoing feedback and coaching around individual strengths and challenge areas. The program actively engages a variety of services under one roof, providing increased access to services and improving delivery. Additional resources support client’s individual needs through partnerships with community treatment providers.
The diverse multidisciplinary team is comprised of staff with rigorous academic training and reentry experience. EMBARC staff are highly trained professionals, and over half of the staff have master’s degrees. All staff participate in thorough training around evidence-based practices. All staff receive weekly individual and group supervision, support, and coaching to enhance their ability to support client’s growth and success.
This program, rather than a stand-alone effort, collaborates with city and community service providers. EMBARC clients are supported in expanding their access to prosocial resources such as the Gang Reduction Initiative of Denver (GRID), The Phoenix, Second Chance Center, Denver Human Services, Denver Health and Hospital Authority, community providers of sober living environments, and 12-step recovery support groups.
EMBARC is delivered in a safe and secure environment provided by the Denver Sheriff Department. DSD provides supervision and support, providing program staff with an opportunity to focus solely on client needs.