What is STOP, Inc.?
Specialized Therapeutic Offender Programming (STOP), Inc. is an agency providing treatment for individuals who are struggling with substance abuse or addiction, adult domestic violence offenders (male and female), adult sex offenders, adolescent sex offenders and DD sex offenders in Franklin County and surrounding counties.
Who is eligible to attend?
Individuals who are struggling with substance abuse or addiction or any adult or adolescent (male or female) from Franklin County or its surrounding counties who has committed any type of sexual offending behavior is eligible to be assessed for entry into the program. Male batterers and women who have resorted to violence against partners are eligible for domestic violence assessment and treatment. Individuals are eligible even if they are NOT admitting their offense(s).
As a referral source, how do I refer offenders to STOP, Inc.?
Call STOP, Inc. at 614-461-STOP (7867) to schedule a time for the offender to be seen for an assessment appointment. As a referral source, you will be asked to provide background information on the offender’s history and details regarding known criminal offenses. PSI reports, and/or FCCS Case Plans are very helpful. Offenders are also encouraged to call directly to schedule appointments.
What can I expect from
As a client, you will receive comprehensive assessment and evidence-based treatment from a treatment staff with a combined 82 years of experience. As the referral source, you will receive a report detailing the results of the specialized assessment and the subsequent recommendations made by a licensed and trained member of the STOP, Inc. program staff. You will also receive weekly attendance reports to ensure that your offenders are attending their classes and/or groups. In addition, these reports will contain information regarding your offenders’ progress in their program to ensure that you are well informed as to the progress and participation of your STOP clients.