The Sobriety Treatment and Education Program [STEP] is a reentry program for individuals on federal supervision who have substance addictions.
Mission: The mission of the STEP Program is to identify high-risk, high-need persons under supervision and utilizing a collaborative justice model, conduct a program following evidence based practices to facilitate reentry of the person into the community as a clean and sober, crime-free individual.
Goals: The goals of the STEP program are to reduce recidivism, protect the public and assist the participant to achieve long term sobriety and to become a positive and productive member of society.
What the Participants Say About STEP:
The entire experience has helped build my self confidence.
I am trying harder than I've ever tried before.
I felt as if they really cared about my sobriety and my way of life.
STEP helps me stay on track. If not for STEP I think I would be back in jail.
I am excited to be in this program. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel as far as getting off probation and being able to finally move on in my life.
If you would like more information about the STEP Program contact Jose Vargas, (509) 574-5525 or email Jose_Vargas@waep.uscourts.gov