Utah Department of Corrections

The Drug Offender Reform Act program

The Drug Offender Reform Act, commonly referred to by its acronym DORA, was created by the Utah Legislature. It provides funding for use by the Utah Department of Corrections and other entities statewide to offer expedited treatment to qualified offenders. Currently, participants must be offenders who are on probation.

The goal of the program is to shorten the time from conviction to beginning treatment for eligible offenders with a history of substance abuse and thus decrease the risk of relapse and reduce the rate of recidivism.

Some rules for qualifying include:

• Offender must take two assessments, one for treatment appropriateness and one for risk evaluation

• Participants are ideally identified during the Pre-Sentence Investigation stage and may be referred to the program by a judge

• Offenders should be within 90 days of probation supervision to apply for DORA

The program uses a collaborative approach, with a team that includes the offender, the substance abuse treatment provider and the AP&P DORA agent.

The Department offers the program currently in four counties: Weber, Davis, Salt Lake and Utah. There are 10 probation agents and one supervisor funded under DORA. There are approximately 520 probationers being supervised by these AP&P agents under the DORA program at any given time.

For additional information, contact DORA Supervisor Arnold Hansen at 801-803-4543 or arnoldhansen@utah.gov

 

 

The links below will take you to requirements and standards probationers and parolees are required to follow.

The first linked document is a list of standard conditions that all probationers must follow. The second linked document is a list of standard conditions all parolees must follow.

Sex offenders are supervised even more closely and held to higher standards still. Group A conditions apply to offenders who committed sex offenses against children. Group B conditions apply to offenders who committed sex offenses against adults. These group conditions are applied to probationers and to parolees as outlined in the linked documents below:


• Standard Conditions of Probation

• Special Conditions of Probation

• Standard Conditions of Parole

• Special Conditions of Parole

• Sex Offender A Program (for sex offenses involving a minor victim)

• Sex Offender B Program (for sex offenses involving an adult victim)

• Sex Offender C Program (for age-related unlawful sexual activity such as sexual activity with a minor or with a 16- or 17-year-old)

•  Electronic Monitoring Program Conditions

Gang Program Conditions

 


The mission of our Treatment and Resource Centers is to offer treatment and resources to support the long-term success of those under the supervision of Adult Probation and Parole.

The centers create the necessary environment for the personal growth and success of individuals on probation or parole. We are committed to providing evidence-based programs so that our clients achieve lifelong success. Our staff ensures a safe learning environment for clients to address their issues and engage in programming, specifically targeted to address their needs. This mission is accomplished through collaboration with community partners and our dedicated staff.

Centers are located throughout the state in various Adult Probation and Parole Offices. The centers are staffed by correctional officers, correctional specialists, AP&P officers, licensed clinical therapists and community partners who work together to provide classes and programming.

The staff specializes in working with people involved in the criminal justice system and has an in-depth knowledge of risk factors that impact the likelihood of success as well as offenders diverse needs. Client safety and mutual respect are key tenants of our programs, which are continually evaluated and improved.

In addition to offering classes, the centers provide assessments and referrals to treatment providers in the community.  We understand the importance of referring the right client to the right program and thus may act as a liaison to ensure appropriate community support and treatment are provided. 

Programs offered at the centers vary. They include:

Moral Reconation Therapy: This cognitive-behavioral treatment program is aimed at enhancing self image and developing improved moral reasoning. Clients are required to complete a work book consisting of 12 steps, passing off one step a week. Clients should demonstrate better decision-making after completing the course.

 Thinking for a Change: Thinking for a Change aims to help offenders take charge of their lives by learning more effective ways of thinking. The three main skills the program teaches are cognitive restructuring, problem solving and social skills.

Substance Abuse

Anger Management

Escaping your Prison

Parenting

Seeking Safety

Saying Quit

Moving On

Untangling Relationships

GED

Co-Dependency

Intervention

Relapse Prevention

Employment Assistance

Job Clubs


The following is a list of Treatment Resource Centers in Utah: 

• Northern Utah Region Treatment Resource Center, Ogden

2445 South Water Tower Way
Ogden, UT 84401
Telephone: 801-627-7810

Classes offered:

  • Moral Reconation Therapy
  • Moral Reconation Therapy Study Group
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Anger Management
  • Support Groups

Therapy offered:

  • Women's substance abuse/mental health groups
  • Men's substance abuse/mental health groups
  • Women's intensive outpatient substance abuse program (three hours, three times a week)
  • Men's intensive outpatient substance abuse program (three hours, three times a week)
  • Individual mental health sessions
  • Assessments

• Logan AP&P Office

1225 W. Valley View Drive
Logan UT 84321
Telephone: 801-713-6240

The Northern Utah Treatment Resource Center sends a therapist to Logan each Thursday to complete assessments and conduct a substance abuse group for offenders residing in the Logan area. The Logan agents teach four Moral Reconation Therapy classes a week. Please call for more information.


• Salt Lake City AP&P Office

 
3280 West 3500 South
West Valley City, UT  84119 
Telephone: 801-957-8801

Supervisor: William Luke, wluke@utah.gov

Classes offered:

  • Moral Reconation Therapy (12 weeks)
  • GED (weekly as needed)
  • Co-dependency (12 weeks)
  • Relapse Prevention (8 weeks)
  • Intervention (4 weeks)
  • Job club/vocational rehabilitation (weekly classes)
  • Job readiness class (weekly classes)
  • Gang Intervention (8 weeks)
  • Trauma Therapy (coming soon)

Therapy offered:

  • Women's substance abuse/mental health groups
  • Men's substance abuse/mental health groups
  • Women's Intensive outpatient substance abuse program (three hours three times a week)
  • Men can be placed at Fortitude Treatment Center for residential treatment and then have aftercare at the TRC.
  • Treatment assessments (some clients may be referred out for assessments)

• Region 4 Treatment Resource Center, Provo

150 E. Center Street
Provo, UT 84603
Telephone: 801-344-1200

Supervisor: Ross Williams 

Classes offered:

  • Substance abuse education classes
  • Moral Reconation Therapy

Therapy offered:

  • Women's substance abuse groups
  • Men's substance abuse groups
  • Trauma groups
  • Individual therapy sessions
  • Substance and mental health assessments
  • Intensive outpatient treatment will be starting soon

• Richfield, Satellite office

835 E. 300 N. #500
Richfield, UT 84701
Telephone: 435-896-2770

Classes offered:

  • Substance abuse education classes
  • Moral Reconation Therapy

Therapy offered:

  • Women's substance abuse groups
  • Men's substance abuse groups
  • Substance abuse assessments

• Region 5 Treatment Resource Center, Hurricane

620 S. 5300 West, Ste. 247
Hurricane, UT 84737
Telephone: 435-634-2800

Supervisor: Tony Garrett, tkgarrett@utah.gov

Classes offered:

  • Moral Reconation Therapy
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Anger Management
  • Substance abuse education
  • Thinking for a Change 3.1
  • Parenting
  • Employment class once a month
  • Re-entry Program for probationers

The center currently has one therapist who provides evaluations and intensive outpatient, mental health, group and individual counseling.

The Re-entry Program for probationers is for individuals who are ordered to serve more than 90 days in jail. If the probationers complete 30 hours in Thinking for a Change, 15 hours of substance abuse education and 30 hours of group therapy they may be eligible for an early release provided they continue treatment at the Treatment Resource Center.


 Region 6 Treatment Resource Center, Price

1365 S. Carbon Avenue
Price, UT 84501
Telephone: 435-636-2800, ext. 817

TRC Agent: Andrea Haight, ahaight@utah.gov
Supervisor: Wade Allinson, wallinson@utah.gov

Classes offered:

  • Moral Reconation Therapy (12 weeks)
  • Co-dependency (12 weeks)
  • Relapse Prevention (8 weeks)
  • Maintenance (20 weeks)
  • Risk Reduction (3 weeks)
  • Strengthening Families 

 • Tooele Treatment Center

Adult Probation and Parole Office
528 E. 2400 North
Tooele, UT 84074
Telephone: 435-882-1404

Supervisor: Blake Beesley 

Classes offered:

  • Moral Reconation Therapy (12 weeks)
  • Relapse Prevention (8 weeks)
  • Substance Abuse Education 


NOTE:
We contract with Access Secure Payments to handle paymentsTo use this service, please establish an account by visiting www.accesscorrections.com or calling 866-345-1884. Access Secure Payments accepts MasterCard and Visa Debit and credit cards. Access Corrections has partnered with Cash Pay Today to offer walk-in options for making a payment. Visit www.CashPayToday.com to enroll and find locations near you. For more information, call 844-340-2274. Payments also may be made at kiosks located in the lobbies of regional offices.

 

AP&P Regional Map (PDF)

Northern Region, Brigham City (Box Elder County)
Adult Probation and Parole Office
9 W. Forest Street, Ste. 218
P. O. Box 497
Brigham City, UT 84302
435-734-2006 or 435-734-2067

Northern Region, Farmington (Davis County)
Adult Probation and Parole Office
883 W. 100 North (Clark Lane)
P. O. Box 700
Farmington, UT 84025
801-451-4700

Northern Region, Logan (Cache and Rich counties)
Adult Probation and Parole Office
1225 West Valley View, Ste. 300
Logan, UT 84321
435-713-6240

Northern Region, Ogden (Morgan and Weber counties)
Adult Probation and Parole Office
2540 Washington Blvd., 5th Floor
Ogden, UT 84401
801-626-3700

Region 3 (Salt Lake, Summit and Tooele counties)
Adult Probation and Parole Office
36 W. Fremont Avenue
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
801-239-2100

Region 3, Tooele
Adult Probation and Parole Office
528 E. 2400 North
Tooele, UT 84074
435-882-1404

Region 4, Provo (Utah and Wasatch counties)
Adult Probation and Parole Office
150 E. Center Street, Ste. L100
P.O. Box 239
Provo, UT 84603
801-374-7633

Region 4, Richfield (Garfield, Juab, Millard, Piute, Sanpete, Sevier and Wayne County — west half — counties)
Adult Probation and Parole Office
835 E. 300 North, #500
Richfield, UT 84701
435-896-2770

Region 5, Hurricane (Kane and Washington counties)
Adult Probation and Parole Office
620 S. 5300 West, Ste. 247
Hurricane, UT 84737
435-634-2800

Region 5, Cedar City (Beaver and Iron counties)
Adult Probation and Parole Office
356 S. Main Street
Cedar City, UT 84720
435-586-5350

Region 6, Moab (Grand San Juan counties)
Adult Probation and Parole Office
217 E. Center Street, Ste. 140
Moab, UT 84532
435-259-7411, Ext. 211

Region 6, Price (Carbon, Emery and east-half of Wayne counties)
Adult Probation and Parole Office
1365 S. Carbon Avenue
Price, UT 84501
435-636-2800

Region 6, Roosevelt (Duchesne County)
Adult Probation and Parole Office
255 South State Street
P. O. Box 1823
Roosevelt, UT 84066
435-722-4682

Region 6, Vernal (Daggett and Uintah counties)
Adult Probation and Parole Office
641 E. 200 South, Ste. 325
Vernal, UT 84078
435-781-5395 or 435-781-6722

Finding Work in the Community

As you parole to your community, you may face a daunting challenge finding a stable job. In addition to finding a job that is a match for your skills, you may need to learn how to effectively talk about and overcome a criminal background. Correctional staff can help you overcome those obstacles.

Our AP&P agents, in collaboration with the Utah Defendant Offender Workforce Development Task Force, works with business and government partners to place offenders on a level playing field and boost odds of job success. Below are resources we offer that can help you in your efforts to find a job.

That help includes Job Readiness classes that help you pinpoint what kind of work you'd find satisfying, help you craft a resume and hone interview and job search skills, and provide tips on how to overcome job barriers. Check with the AP&P office in your region for details (see below).

This link will take you to a video produced by students at Utah Valley University about the UDOWD effort.


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Offender Employment Workshops

• Cache, Davis, Tooele and Weber Counties
Contact persons:  Bryce Mower, 801-497-6119

                             Bob Eckman, 801-589-3117

1st Thursday each month 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Cottages of Hope (2724 Washington Blvd, Ogden)

2nd Monday each month 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Farmington AP&P office (883 W. 100 North)

3rd Wednesday each month 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Ogden AP&P office (2540 Washington Blvd., 5th floor)

 

Logan AP&P: Call Bob Eckman (801-589-3117) for availability

 

Tooele AP&P: Call Bob Eckman (801-589-3117) for availability

 

Salt Lake & Summit Counties

Contact persons: Valarie Cassity, 801-608-6042
                             Charles Ovalle, 801-633-9349

Every Thursday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Salt Lake AP&P office  

(2380 West 3500 South, West Valley City)

 

Utah & Wasatch Counties

Contact person: Damon Parcell, 801-502-9934

Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday (excluding holidays) 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Provo AP&P office (150 E. Center Street)