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.


Program Mission

The NEXUS Program is an intensive, cognitive-behavioral based addictions treatment community assisting Family Members (offenders/clients) to develop the skills necessary to create prosocial change, reduce antisocial thinking, interrupt criminal behavior patterns, and address the negative effects of chemical addictions while integrating more fully into society.

Program Goals

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 benchmarks for the measurement of the services provided and are as follows:

Program Objectives

Correctional programming and treatment staff have established the following objectives to enable NEXUS to best achieve program goals:

Administration & 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 Family members receive the most effective environment for correctional programming and community transitional services.

Contact Information

Name: Rick Barman
Title: Program Administrator
Address: P.O. Box 1200
Lewistown, MT 59457
Phone: 406-535-6660 ext. 225
E-mail: rbarman@cccscorp.com

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