Treasure State Correctional Training Center (TSCTC) is a holistic environment geared toward positive change, self-respect, discipline, accountability and responsibility. It is a correctional re-entry program that emphasizes restorative justice and cognitive programming through a structured and disciplinary environment that emphasizes responsibility and accountability.
TSCTC’s goal is to change the criminal thinking patterns of men and women in order for them to become safe, contributing members of society. During their participation in this program, trainees are confronted when their behavior and attitudes are not in line with the program’s overall goals. Staff members who guide the trainees are expected to be demanding, not demeaning. Trainees are expected to perform duties and physical exercise they never thought possible. They can build self-respect and integrity. A trainee who pays attention, internalizes the program, and makes a commitment to change can graduate and become a solid and productive citizen.
"I will take the credit or blame for my actions." This statement of accountability is one of the foundations of the program. Holding offenders accountable for the harm they have done to others is a fundamental goal of the program.
The professional staff at the Treasure State Correctional Training Center promotes the mission of the Probation and Parole Division and uses effective evidence-based programming, including victim impact and restorative justice principles, to inspire offenders to have the courage to change, successfully reintegrate into society and earn the trust of the citizens of Montana.