Conditional Releases to SCTFs

A Secure Community Transition Facility (SCTF) is a structured and closely supervised community residential program which provides community protection and an appropriate environment in which the conditionally released person can continue treatment, learn appropriate life skills, and make a successful transition to community living while being closely monitored.

SCTF's are needed because many (SCC) residents do not have the personal or family resources necessary to provide the level of support and supervision required for successful conditional release or less restrictive alternative.

As required by state law, individuals whom state courts have found to be ready for conditional release have the right to live in community settings that are less restrictive than total confinement.  The civil commitment program must meet the standard of “constitutionally adequate mental health treatment.” This means that residents who are ready for conditional release must have an opportunity for a less restrictive placement.