Highlights of our Recidivism Reduction program
The REACH program is a Pay for Success project, which means that payments are made based upon hitting pre-determined outcomes. This program was launched in July of 2017 and serves adult males coming out of jail who have a high likelihood of re-offending and are diagnosed with substance use disorders. The REACH program utilizes the best available evidence for what works to reduce recidivism. The program is built upon the risk-need-responsivity model, which means that the program focuses on serving those who are the most likely to recidivate and that treatment is based upon individually addressing the factors that have the greatest impact upon reducing recidivism.
Core Treatment Components
Built on the research of what works to reduce criminal recidivism, the REACH program targets factors that contribute to criminal behavior through behavioral health treatment, housing support, and case management services. The REACH program will help participants gain employment and housing, as well as establish stability in the community. The program will also reduce costs to taxpayers.
Our New Location
Due to the success of the project, in May of 2021, we relocated and expanded by purchasing a new 60-bed facility in Millcreek. To purchase the building, First Step House collaborated with Intermountain Healthcare and was the first-ever recipient of a loan from Intermountain’s Impact Investing program. This new facility enables us to double the capacity of the REACH program to meet the needs of our target population and the greater community.