5/14/2021; Choices STRONGLY encourages adults here for evaluations to wear a mask on-site. Education and counseling attendees MUST wear a mask. Teens and their accompanying family member here for an juvenile evaluation are REQUIRED to wear a mask at all times on the premises.
Choices will be closed Friday, May 27th through Monday, May 31st, 2021. **As of Thursday, April 1st, 2021, all monthly monitoring check-ins for diversion and probation clients will continue to take place BY TELEPHONE only, until further notice.
Policy Regarding Missed Appointments and Makeup Appointments (Updated 4/1/2021) Consider your scheduled monthly monitoring appointments as pre-standing obligations. Each client is expected to call Choices to check in on the date and time set up during the first orientation meeting at the beginning of the supervision period. This meeting time remains the same throughout the course of supervision.
** Choices will make exceptions on an as-needed basis for documented emergencies **
What is NOT an emergency: Oversleeping Forgetting Unexpected work hours Broken/missing cell phone Preferring another date or time Travel/transportation issues Other appointments elsewhere (unless relevant to an emergency situation)
If you miss a meeting for a non-emergency: You will still be expected to call and schedule a makeup meeting according to the monitor’s availability. A makeup meeting does not negate the initial missed appointment that should have taken place. Each client is allowed TWO missed/rescheduled meetings over the course of their supervision period. Missed meetings without a makeup meeting will be noted as a violation of the terms and conditions of supervision, and will be referred on to the Court of jurisdiction. A THIRD missed appointment, regardless of past makeup meetings will be noted as a violation of the terms and conditions of supervision, and will be referred on to the Court of jurisdiction. Each client must return to the normal, scheduled appointment times after a missed appointment, even if the makeup appointment is very close to the regular appointment on the calendar. **These rules are retro-active- if you already have two missed/rescheduled meetings, you are not allowed further exceptions.**
If you find that the date and time of your monitoring check in no longer works, you will need to work with the Choices team to lock in a new check in timeslot based on the monitor’s current availability. This new date/time will replace the original for the remainder of your supervision period, and will not be changed again without very specific reasoning as to why it must be moved a third time, and it cannot be changed again beyond that point.
**As of April 1st, 2021: Until further notice, all individuals participating in Choices' evening outpatient counseling program are still required to wear a mask fully covering the mouth and nose at all times while in the building**
Averhealth continues to provide UAs as scheduled, with appropriate safety measures, regarding Covid-19.
There will be no Adult Substance Abuse Education Class in the Choices Lawrence office through July 2021. PLEASE CHECK BACK EVERY FEW DAYS FOR UPDATES. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE.
Alternate email address monitoring clients are welcome to use; firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see the "Adult Substance Abuse Education" tab for updates on the class dates for both the Olathe and Lawrence offices.
**SEE THE VICTIM IMPACT PANEL TAB ON THIS SITE FOR INFORMATION ON THAT PROGRAM***