MICHAEL KEITH TILLMAN

Director

MTillman@epcounty.com (915) 849-2500 x2657 (Office)

Challenge Academy

To protect the El Paso community and surrounding areas by providing a safe, secure and humane military-style correctional facility and aftercare program that aims to inhibit criminal activity and recidivism through the implementation of evidence-based programming, substance abuse treatment and life skills for the overall growth and development of our cadets and their families.

Responsibilities

Continue to reduce recidivism by addressing and focusing on criminogenic factors to appropriately address behavior modification and ensure appropriate reintegration into the community
Continuous and evidence based development of a program core curriculum
Continuous improvement of clinical programming and services to meet the individual needs of the cadets.
Continuous and quality improvement and fidelity to program aftercare supervision and services to ensure appropriate re-integration into the community.

Programs

APECS (Assessment, Parenting, Education & Stabilization) - Short/Intermediate Term

60 day residential program, designed to work with 14-17 year old males and females who have not adhered to their conditions of placement in the community and are in need of a stabilization period due to behavioral issues, drug use and family issues

CAAP (Challenge Attitude Adjustment Program) - Short Term

10 days residential program, designed to work with 14-17 year old males and females whom had not adhered to their conditions of placement in the community and are in need of a short-tem intensive behavioral modification period. CAAP is a 10-day reminder to participants that they will be held accountable for their actions.

Long Term

The Challenge Long term program is a 4 phase residential placement for male & female youth that have been adjudicated delinquent and removed from their homes. The program consists of two tracks (substance abuse treatment-behavior modification). Upon successfully completing the residential program, youth are returned to their home on probation under Intensive Aftercare Supervision phase 5.