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Palmer Correctional Center Dual Diagnosis Program Has First Ever Graduation

Congratulations to the first ever graduates of the Palmer Correctional Center’s (PCC) Dual Diagnosis program. The PCC Dual Diagnosis program is an outpatient substance abuse treatment program for offenders with mental health issues, as well as substance abuse related issues.

There were eight graduates who successfully completed the 24 week program. The graduation ceremony consisted of inmates who were joined by family and friends and involved them sharing insights they had learned and practices they plan to continue to implement into their daily lives. The floor was also open for staff and visitors to inquire about personal growth and prompted the graduates for suggestions to continually improve the program to best assist inmates in their success. The celebration concluded with guests giving encouraging words, congratulations, and program graduates being awarded certificates.

We celebrate the graduates success and give best wishes to you and those who follow in the footsteps of graduating from the PCC Dual Diagnosis program in the future.

Back row (left to right): IOPSAT DD Coordinator Daniel Davis, Lawrence Starkloff, Adrian Genet, Alvin Archa
Front row (left to right): Phillip Barajas, Carl Nunn, Khonephet Lavivong, Caleb Gorsline

Back row (left to right): IOPSAT DD Coordinator Daniel Davis, Lawrence Starkloff, Adrian Genet, Alvin Archa
Front row (left to right): Phillip Barajas, Carl Nunn, Khonephet Lavivong, Caleb Gorsline