Northwestern's Community Service Program passes extensive audit

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Northwestern's Community Service Program passes extensive audit

 CSP StaffThe Northwestern staff from the Community Service Program with the Department of Corrections are, (front row, from the left) Shelly Wingo, Jeff McAlpin, Kelcie Moody, Laura Hopkins, (back row) Trent Spade, Josh Cassilas, and Jeremy Judd.

ScNorthwestern Oklahoma State University’s Community Service Program (NWOSU-CSP), a part of the Social Science Division on the Alva campus, successfully passed an extensive audit by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) in July and recently received notice of certification with distinction from that oversight agency. 

NWOSU-CSP is required to be certified by the ODMHSAS every three years. 

The program employs five full-time counselors who deliver drug/alcohol counseling to the trainees at the Charles E. “Bill” Johnson Correctional Center (BJCC) as part of a contract with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.

Delivering the drug/alcohol counseling services at BJCC since 2005, Northwestern has successfully passed four audits from ODMHSAS. 

Upon receiving the results of the audit two weeks ago, Community Service Program Treatment Director Jeff McAlpin said, “This is validation of the dedication and hard work of the staff of the Community Service Program and of the success of the cooperation of our two state agencies.”

For more information please contact McAlpin at (580) 327-8517 or jdmcalpin@nwosu.edu.

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