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Career Re-Entry Program

Greeting from the clients, students, volunteers’, employees from the Community Re-Entry Program (CRP) and the Faculty and administrative staff of the University of the Pacific’s, Psychology Department. Our site has been created to share information about our organization, and to help strengthen contact among those involved in assisting people who are challenged by a chronic mental disability.

Over the years, CRP has evolved into one of the finest and most comprehensive psycho-educational behavioral based programs in the nation with a continuum of services that addresses consumer needs at any level of their development. Long before it became fashionable to employ such terminology as “least restrictive setting”, “normalization”, or “semi-independent…supervised housing”, CRP was operating a residential treatment continuum for the mentally disabled with the goal of providing life skills training as a primary vehicle for reducing dependence on institutionalized treatment and supervision. Before the relatively recent, general acceptance of applied behavioral techniques in community mental health, CRP was demonstrating strong treatment outcomes and reduced recidivism and relapse measures by focusing on life skills training as a necessary part of the broader clinical milieu. Lastly, CRP has been an innovator in the systematic application of behavioral life skills training with the mentally disabled in such diverse areas as consumerism, vocational skill development, sports, financial management, nutrition and personal and system advocacy.