The Sierra Education & Research Institute works very closely with the Fresno County Juvenile Justice Campus (JJC). Inside this institution, there are a number of juvenile offenders that need services. SERI provides treatment triage, individual therapy, and psychoeducation groups to these kids. Groups currently running at the JJC include Aggression Replacement Training and life skills.
The Sierra Education & Research Institute is currently servicing men and women who are incarcerated in Madera County. The services currently being provided are psychoeducation groups and individual therapy. Sierra Education & Research Institute is also involved in conducting probationer needs interviews for Fresno County probation. The assessment used; the Offender Needs Guide requires training and is offered by Assessments.com. This assessment allows for officers to develop and carry out an evidence based case plan for the probationers under their supervision. In addition to this interview, SERI conducts several small assessments with probationers to lend credence and corroboration to the assessment.
Law Enforcement Families
The Sierra Education & Research Institute works diligently with families that have members in law enforcement. The stress of the job often leads to trouble at home not only for the officer, but for their spouses and children. SERI offers counseling for a number of purposes to the law enforcement community. Some have substance issues and some need help with trauma, family counseling, or any number of other psychological issues. Interns working for SERI may be called upon to provide individual therapy to these people. Recently, SERI has seen a number of children from law enforcement families. Clinicians are asked to be creative in their approach to the kids and will be producing fun short videos to help illustrate psychological techniques and processes.