The Intersection of Research & Practice
IPS’ mission is to positively affect the communities within Dallas and Ellis Counties by offering clinical and educational services which assist in reducing adult offender recidivism.
We believe that criminogenic behavioral traits are best treated with a quality of care which adheres to evidence based practices. Research suggests that recidivism is negatively affected by collaboration between the components of community supervision and treatment providers. IPS attempts to implement these findings by offering outpatient psychotherapeutic services which are intentionally integrated into the existing operational systems of local community supervision and corrections departments. IPS’ outpatient programs have established the procedural expectation to routinely communicate with an offender’s supervising officer in order to both provide a clinical overview of his or her progress in treatment and to collaborate on barriers to rehabilitation.
Who We Are
IPS recognizes that meeting the multifaceted needs of an often marginalized and fragile population demands the skill of an interdisciplinary staff. Our diverse treatment team is made up of masters-level treatment professionals who are licensed by the Texas Department of State Health Services to intervene in both substance misuse and mental health disorders.
Although other agencies employ a similar array of professionals, they often operate in a parallel fashion without the procedural expectation to interface with additional members of the treatment team. However, IPS seeks to offer its services in an integrated and collaborative fashion that allows its' staff to better provide a holistic form of treatment.