CBS News Reports: The Addictions Academy to Offer Professional Prison Reentry Coach Certification

The Addictions Academy Now Offers a New and Unique Professional Prison Reentry Coach Certification and Training Program to Help Recently Released Individuals Successfully Reenter Society

Thursday, October 22nd 2020, 12:06 PM PDT

Dr. Cali Estes, The Addictions Coach and Founder of The Addictions Academy confirmed they have a unique program designed to offer training allowing the new Certified Prison Reentry Coach to help offenders reintegrate into society after serving jail and federal time.

A Certified Prison Reentry Coach will be trained, insured, and able to coach a client back into a valued member of their community.

Dr. Estes said, “We are missing a golden opportunity in many cases, a lot of former inmates are left to fend for themselves when released and find they don’t have the tools or skills to cope with life outside the prison walls.”

“Too many of these individuals end up back inside, when they can become valued members of society. They just need some guidance and our reform system isn’t providing what they need very often.”

An Addictions Academy Certified Prison Reentry Coach helps offenders return to society by coaching them on many aspects of life in the free world. These include financial, physical, nutrition, mental, and other aspects of their life that may be new, or may have changed drastically, as they re-enter their communities.

As recently reported by CBS, a reintegration program often “partners corrections with other state agencies and community nonprofits organizations to help those on probation or parole.” And by focusing on barriers like drug addiction, lack of social support and continued legal troubles, they have been finding success with the participants.

“Our approach is a prison reentry program that will help an offender return to society and become a productive member. The emphasis is placed on reducing recidivism, creating job skills, handling relationships, and creating social skills,” explained Dr. Estes.

She continued, “It is entirely about long-term solutions and success, but we do it through a highly integrative process that has shown tremendous success among those we help.”


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ASK THE EXPERT: The Addictions Coach Answers Your Questions

QUESTION:  As an addiction professional don’t you think it is important if your client has committed a crime to make them pay for it?  As in they stole something to get high and got caught and need to go to jail to learn a lesson?  ~ submitted by Jay S. Newark, NJ

Cali Says:  Sometimes, but not all the time.  If a client will be severely penalized for a small crime, then I do not think it is necessary to go that route. For example, if a financial advisor will lose his license because he stole a few hundred dollars from a client, then no I do not think it is necessary to ruin his career over a small amount like that, unless it is a habitual behavior with no consequences.  I had a client that kept getting out of trouble with the law because his father was a judge. The client crashed several cars, stole things, burglarized homes and never had consequences, so he kept doing the behavior.  In a case like that, jail time is necessary for the person to stop the behavior and realize that they will not always be taken care of when they do something wrong. It is imperative to send a message at that point.