NEXUS Methamphetamine Treatment Center
The NEXUS Program is a partnership between Community, Counseling, and Correctional Services, Inc. (CCCS) and the Montana Department of Corrections (MDOC). The program represents the culmination of efforts by CCCS and MDOC to provide an alternative, proactive response to traditional sentencing of adults who are involved with, and addicted to, methamphetamine and other chemicals of dependence.
NEXUS, which means connecting or linking services, is an 80-bed methamphetamine treatment facility for adult male offenders who have been convicted of second or subsequent methamphetamine possession or a first methamphetamine lab construction.
Located in Lewistown, Montana, it is a $9.2 million facility designed, financed, constructed, and owned by CCCS. Construction began May 2006 and the program began operating on June 1, 2007. NEXUS has 44 employees and it contracts with MDOC.
The program is based on a therapeutic community model of treatment and includes a comprehensive array of correctional programming and services, including food service, transportation, routine medical and dental services, and various other programs such as anger management, family relationships, life skills, criminal thinking errors, and cognitive restructuring groups and counseling.
The NEXUS Program is an intensive, cognitive-behavioral based addictions treatment community assisting Family Members (offenders/clients) to develop the skills necessary to create pro-social change, reduce anti-social thinking, interrupt criminal behavior patterns, and address the negative effects of chemical addictions while integrating more fully into society.
NEXUS Program has as one of its primary goals the operation of a safe, humane program, which provides a place of custody and provides programs and services that offer Family Members opportunities for positive change. Specific goals have additionally been set as bench marks for the measurement of the services provided and are as follows:
CCCS staff have established the following objectives to enable NEXUS
to best achieve stated program goals:
Administration and Program Staff
A dedicated team of staff distinguished by both education and experience provide services at NEXUS. CCCS has carefully selected a diverse, professional staff to ensure that Family Members receive the most effective environment for correctional programming and community transitional services.
Marcie Conmy, Program
Making the Referral
We will accept referrals to the Program from every aspect of the Montana criminal justice system, including, but not limited to: DOC Officials; Probation and Parole Officials; Prosecutors; Public Defenders; and Judicial Authorities.
Significant others and interested individuals may (and are strongly encouraged to) contact the program directly to gain more information, however, they are not able to make a self-referral.
In order to refer an individual, the program must receive a completed Nexus Application, a criminal background history (i.e. Pre Sentence Investigation or National Crime Information Center), and any other legal or medical documentation that may exist which could affect admission (i.e. other charges, warrants/detainers, order of revocation, parole board instructions, medical procedures/issues, etc.). Additional, supplemental information, which is referred to in the application is greatly appreciated, but not required (unless specified by the program and/or screening committee).
When making a referral, please complete the Department of
Corrections' Adult Community Corrections Division's (ACCD):
For more specific instructions on how to fill it out, please read:
Please submit all referrals to:
Marcie Conmy, Program Administrator
Once a referral is received, a program screening committee determines an individual's acceptance into the program. The NEXUS screening committee consists of the NEXUS Program Administrator, a member of Probation & Parole, the local sheriff, the city manager, and a representative of the community. In all cases, referring individuals and agencies will be notified in writing as to the admissions status and possible start date of the referred individual.
The screening process is the only means of admission into the Program. The NEXUS screening committee convenes bi-weekly, and all referral sources will be notified within 24 hours of their referents acceptance or denial to the program.
Upon acceptance into the NEXUS Program, there are specific items that are authorized for Family Members (clients) to bring. Specialty items not listed must be cleared in advance by the Security Coordinator.
This page was last updated on 10/23/12.