21st DISTRICT Recovery Court Support Group

This is an in-house support group for all program participants. It is a processing/discussion group with a different topic of each week. Clients share their experiences and advice with each other, and build a sense of community in the process. Attendance requirements depend on the length of time that the clients have been in outpatient treatment.

Support Group is held on Monday evenings from 5:30-6:30 PM in the main group room, and is facilitated by Claire.


Therapeutic Interventions and Processing/ ‘Treatment In Progress’ (TIP)

This group is a trauma-informed and -focused therapy group that covers topics within four modules: self, relationships, sexuality, and spiritually. TIP is separated into gender-specific groups due to the material and treatment focus. TIP is made up of approximately 20 sessions and will consist primarily of group discussions and creative exercises.

TIP is held on Wednesday evenings. The men’s group is from 5-6:30 PM, and the women’s group is from 6:30-8. Both groups are in the main group room and led by Claire. Estimated time is 5-6 months.


Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT)

This group is a client-focused and –led group which consists of 12 steps. With each step comes homework assignments and oftentimes a presentation before the group that must be accomplished in order to move on to the next step. This group is all about honesty and acceptance, as well as taking ownership for yourself and your actions—both past, present, and future.

MRT is held on Tuesday evenings after court from 6-7:30 PM (except for the 1st Tuesday of the month) in the main group room, and is led by Mr. John. The group should take around 4-6 months to complete in full, depending on client motivation and outside circumstances.


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

This group focuses on clients’ thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes as they relate to their actions and emotions. By identifying and focusing on the thinking patterns that need improvement, the client is able to change their feelings and actions. Positive coping skills are another main focus of this group. CBT is both educational and therapeutic.

CBT is held on Wednesdays from 5:30-7 PM in the available group room and is led by Mr. John.


Relapse Prevention / Aftercare

This is a refresher course on the basic (and very important) relapse prevention skills. This is to help reinforce clients’ skill-sets before graduating from the program. In addition to relapse prevention, clients focus on and prepare for the big transition that occurs after graduating from Recovery Court.

Relapse Prevention/Aftercare is held on Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:00 PM in the main group room, and is led by Mr. John. You will be moved into this group when you have 4-6 months remaining in the program.