Utah Post services
Treatment Provider, Probation, Fine Payment Information
Substance Abuse Evaluation
It is preferable for the provider performing the evaluation and assessment not provide services to avoid the problem of self dealing in recommended unneeded treatment. Because of this built in incentive, there have been abuses by Utah agencies in recommending treatment to courts. Courts routinely encourage Defendant’s to come into court if they disagree with the recommendations.
ARS, or Assessment Referral Services, is associated with the University of Utah School of Medicine. It is generally considered the most fair, impartial and accurate evaluation agency in Utah, because it does not provide its own treatment. It should be noted that ARS charges a significantly higher fee for people living outside of Salt Lake County.
Birchcreek Psychotherapy Associates is a private company who performs evaluations and assessment and does not provide services themselves, thus avoiding the issue of self dealing.
ARS substance abuse evaluations (they don’t perform domestic violence evaluations or mental health evaluations alone).
Contact Information for ARS:
Address: 450 S 900 E, Suite 300
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Hours: Monday – Friday
7:30am – 3:30pm
Once an evaluation has been performed, ARS makes recommendations for treatment and recommends an agency best geared to complete the treatment. The following is a link to treatment providers in Salt Lake County:
Contact Information for Birchcreek Psychotherapy Associates:
Address: 8541 South Redwood Road, Suite A-3
West Jordan, Utah 84088
Counselling AgenciesThe DSAMH (Utah Department of Human Services) maintain’s a judge’s list of approved agencies, but the list is not clear which agencies provide which services. Click on the link below for a list of agencies in Salt Lake County and a description of the services each agency provides:
Domestic Violence Evaluation
Anger Management Evaluation
In non-domestic violence assault cases, or in some domestic violence cases that are minor or isolated, a judge may order a defendant to complete an anger management assessment and class. Typically, the anger management classes are level 1, 2 or 3. Level 1 is a 6 hour class. Level 2 is a 6 week class and Level 3 is a 12 week course.
Mental Health Evaluation
A Defendant may be suffering from an undiagnosed or untreated or mistreated mental health condition. In these situations, defense attorneys frequently have their clients submit to a mental health evaluation to determine if there are any underlying mental health conditions/needs that should be addressed at the time of sentencing.
Utah approved mental health providers:
DUI and MIP Evaluation
When a person pleads guilty to a DUI or a Minor In Possession (MIP), courts uniformly order the defendant to submit to a DUI/MIP evaluation and assessment and complete recommended treatment. The entry level treatment is called Prime for Life.
Prime for Life Info:
Ankle Monitor, Scram, Home Confinement
There are a number of situations in which a court may require a defendant to submit to home confinement in lieu of jail time, and/or constant alcohol monitoring. A SCRAM ankle monitor constantly tests the subject’s skin secretions for alcohol and alcohol metabolite. A GPS monitor, which can be part of the SCRAM monitor or independent of it, is used to verify the person’s whereabouts for home confinement purposes. The company with the most options for price and service is AMP Probation.
AMP Probation Ankle Monitoring: