Ventura County Todd Road Jail Health and Programming Unit

Ventura County Todd Road Jail Health and Programming Unit Dayroom

Ventura County Todd Road Jail Health and Programming Unit

New Evidence-Based and Treatment-Focused Programming Space Enhances Continuum of Care

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office partners with members of Behaviour Health, Human Services Agency and the courts to identify community-based options for offenders with special mental health or medical needs who are preparing for re-entry to the community. Expanding the jail system’s medical/mental health treatment and programming capacity will allow greater participation for this at-risk population, as well as allow the County to treat and serve more inmate-patients.

The new Ventura County Todd Road Jail Health and Programming Unit will be built on a site adjacent to the existing Ventura County Todd Road Jail facility. The 64-bed expansion offers a more holistic approach to treatment for those inmate-patients with medical/mental health needs. The primary focus is treatment in a therapeutic healthcare environment with a custody overlay. Security staff will be present to ensure safety of staff and inmate patients and will work in partnership with medical and mental healthcare staff providing treatment and services at the housing unit.

Increased program space is provided to allow treatment staff to implement programs for the specific needs of medical/mental health inmate-patients with a continuum of care not only within the facility but through release. The expansion of programming space will allow the County to provide more evidence-based programs and cognitive behavioural therapy to the medical/mental health population in a physical layout that is secure and safe for both staff and inmates. The goal is to reduce recidivism by providing the best possible evidence-based programs and treatment that will allow inmate-patients to flourish once they re-enter the community.

Features that support evidence-based programs include:

  • Increased views to nature
  • Smaller unit sizes
  • Increased opportunity for out of cell time
  • Treatment spaces on the unit
  • Decentralised mental health staff located on unit
  • Custody/mental health staff partnering in treatment
  • Residential environment
  • Improved acoustics
  • Increased access to daylight and fresh air

Ventura County Todd Road Jail Medical Unit Dayroom
Dayrooms with ample natural light and views to nature at Ventura County Todd Road Jail Health and Programming Unit

 

Ventura County Todd Road Jail Health and Programming Unit Dayroom
Client
Ventura County
Location

Ventura, CA
United States

Size
54,000 sf (5,000 m²)
Subservices