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Intensive Treatment Services (ITS)

Intensive Treatment Services in New Hampshire provide person-centered assessment, coordination and treatment, necessary to meet the needs of individuals who demonstrate complex and high-risk behaviors. This allows greater opportunities for individuals to lead safer and more fulfilling lives by becoming responsible, accountable, and productive citizens. The guiding principles for this service include a focus on Evidence Based Practices, Rehabilitation, and Systems Coordination across treatment needs.

In the service delivery system of the State of New Hampshire, an “Intensive Treatment Service (ITS) Program” is a program that serves individuals with histories of high risk behaviors, i.e. having a history of or currently demonstrating offending behaviors (such as fire setting, sexual offending, problematic sexual behavior, or violence) or extensive involvement in the criminal justice system. ITS programs provide a combination of intensive treatment, enhanced supervision, and environmental modifications designed to minimize risk, and provide individualized, state-of-the-art treatment. These combine in a comprehensive and coordinated effort to assist individuals in overcoming their high risk behaviors, so they can lead richer and more fulfilling lives as non-offenders.

ITS programs are a cooperative effort between vendors, area agencies, BDS and other support providers within the state. Programs are designed to serve those individuals who are eligible for services under Medicaid’s Home and Community Based Care Waiver, and meet certain admission criteria.

For more information on ITS programs, please email Marissa Berg at mberg@csni.org.


NH High-Risk Supports – Upcoming Training Opportunities

Please send any additional training opportunities to mberg@csni.org.

August 2018

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  • Community of Practice
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  • Direct Support Professionals: Friends or Friendly? A Deeper Look into a Difficult Question
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  • NAMI Portsmouth Family to Family Class
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  • Understanding Behavioral and Psychiatric Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) in Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
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  • NH ATSA Development Meeting
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Clinical Resources

Lists resources for high-risk supports in NH and out of state, including approved assessors, training resources, consultants, etc. Updated as needed, please send any additions or changes to mberg@csni.org.

Clinical and Training Resources


Intensive Treatment Services Resources and Documents

Documents related to services oversight:

ITS Summit, Standardized Best Practices and Operational Standards:

Community of Practice and Statewide Risk Management Committee:


Recommended Links and Other Resources

Link to NH Bureau of Developmental Services’ ITS page, where you can find additional resources and information

NH Center for START Services, University of NH IOD/UCED. For more information on utilization of the program within the Area Agency system, please contact Barb Drotos, bdrotos@communitybridgesnh.org.

Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) website, along with a link to the ATSA Guide on the Assessment, Treatment, and Supervision of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and Problematic Sexual Behaviors.

National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services, Offender Treatment and Rehabilitation link. Provides multiple national papers on offending and treatment of high-risk behaviors.