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JAIL CENTRAL ADULT MALE CLASSES OFFERED

Programs Offered within Re-entry POD:

COGNITIVE EDUCATIONAL CLASSES

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE EDUCATION
Domestic violence education is offered to participants through contracted providers. Participants are taught through interactive classes and education videos about the impact of domestic violence and the characteristics of victim and perpetrator.

LIFE SKILLS
In-depth classes are offered through contracted providers. Participants are taught to accept responsibility for their behavior and to take deliberate steps toward change. Key topics include personal relationships, money management, controlling emotions (Anger management), job readiness, and pre-release planning.

STD EDUCATION
The Syphilis Elimination Project is a STD education and screening collaboration between the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office and the Mecklenburg County Health Department. The participants are given firsthand knowledge and awareness of STD/Syphilis and HIV education. The program provides early intervention through education and testing for STD’s. The program also provides counseling and treatment for participants.

FATHERHOOD/PARENTING
This evidence based program is offers participants the opportunity to reflect on their past interactions and how to improve their relationships with family members and children in the future.

COURAGE TO CHANGE
This is a self-paced independent journaling program that is provided to participants within our Re-entry POD orientation. The journal encompasses topics such as Family Ties, Anger Management, Substance Abuse Education, etc.

BRIDGES OUT OF POVERTY
Participants will create a mental model of poverty, review the history of poverty, examine a theory of change, and analyze poverty through the prism of the hidden rules of class, resources, family structure, and language.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE EDUCATION
This program offers Participants the opportunity to gain information on substance abuse to include the causes and effects.

ANGER MANAGEMENT
This program is a psycho-therapeutic program for anger prevention and control. The goal of anger management is to reduce both emotional and psychological response to anger.

WRAP
The Wellness Recovery Action Plan® or WRAP, is a self-designed prevention and wellness process that participants can use to get well, stay well and make their life the way they want it to be.

VOCATIONAL SKILLS TRAINING

BASIC AUTO
Participants will learn the basics of auto maintenance, paint and body repair to gain employment in the automotive industry.

AUTO DETAIL
Participants learn the basics of auto detail so that they may find employment in the business of auto detailing.

CARE 3
This is a collaboration with Charlotte Works’ to reduce barriers to employment. A variety of employment programs are offered including resume writing and development, interview strategies, employment resources and referrals along with basic computer training.

HORTICULTURE PROGRAM
This program prepares participants for various careers in horticulture. Coursework includes instruction in plant science, plant materials, propagation, soil, fertilizer and pest management. Participants learn skills related to horticulture and greenhouse operations. This program includes classroom and Lab instruction.

IN2WORK SERVSAFE PROGRAM
This course provides sessions of instruction in Kitchen Basics, ServSafe and Retail Basics. Participants will gain an understanding of food service and have the opportunity to receive their ServSafe Certification that can be used to gain marketable food service skills that will assist in employee readiness in the Food Service Industry.

LIBRARY ASSISTANT VOCATIONAL TRAINING CLASS
This is a 20-hour vocational training class for Library Assistants. Participants interested in the program submit applications and are then interviewed. If accepted into the program, they receive the training necessary to become a library assistant. They are given a final exam and a final interview. Some of the graduates have the opportunity to work in the library as assistants. These assistants have a regular work schedule and handle the circulation of leisure reading materials. The skills they learn can reach far beyond the library when seeking employment after incarceration.

TREATMENT PROGRAMS

SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAMS
(Primary Care/ Replace Prevention/ Aftercare) The services listed below are offered through program collaboration between MCSO and the Mecklenburg County LME (Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities/Substance Abuse Authority). Anyone requesting treatment will have substance abuse screening conducted by a member of the treatment staff and will then be referred to the appropriate treatment program. A certificate is awarded upon satisfactory completion of the programs listed.
  • Primary Care: A 42-day program provided to participants who have never had treatment or those who were unable to obtain abstinence upon completion of a SA Program.
  • Relapse Prevention: A program for participants who have successfully completed a SA program and remained clean and sober in their community prior to a relapse episode.
  • Aftercare: A continuation of care after successful completion of primary care or relapse prevention. The Aftercare Substance Abuse Program is for participants who have previously completed a 42-day program.

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
EDUCATIONAL CLASSES

ABE PROGRAM
This program is available to participants that do not meet the GED minimum requirement of a ninth grade education when provided an educational assessment. Participants are prepared to enter the GED program.

HISET/GED PROGRAM
Basic-education classes are offered to Adults and Youthful Offenders who have not earned their high school diploma or the equivalent. Class sessions are offered in the morning, afternoon, and evenings based on the space and availability.

PERSONAL TUTORING
Individual or small group tutoring may be available to those who need any type of basic instruction (reading, writing, etc.).

PRISON BOUND PROGRAMS

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE EDUCATION
Domestic violence education is provided to participants through optional classes and mandatory education videos.

ANGER MANAGEMENT
This program is a psycho-therapeutic program for anger prevention and control. The goal of anger management is to reduce both emotional and psychological response to anger.

BRIDGES OUT OF POVERTY
Participants will create a mental model of poverty, review the history of poverty, examine a theory of change, and analyze poverty through the prism of the hidden rules of class, resources, family structure, and language.

LIFE SKILLS
In-depth classes are offered through contracted providers. Participants are taught to accept responsibility for their behavior and to take deliberate steps toward change. Key topics include personal relationships, money management, controlling emotions (Anger management), job readiness, and pre-release planning.

COMMITMENT TO CHANGE
Participants gain an understanding of how their emotions, thoughts and actions are interconnected. The message to the participants is, if we change our thoughts, we can change our actions.

SPANISH SPEAKING CLASSES OFFERED

SPANISH LANGUAGE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE EDUCATION
Domestic violence education is provided for those with a limited understanding of English.

ESL (ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE)
ESL classes are offered to participants to assist participants in learning the English Language.

SPANISH LANGUAGE PARENTING
Practical parenting instruction for incarcerated parents offered through a provider. Key topics include child development, love, discipline and parent-child communication. This program is available to male participants.

SPANISH LANGUAGE DRUG EDUCATION
Drug education is provided for those with a limited understanding of English.

SPANISH LANGUAGE LIFE SKILLS
In-depth classes are offered through contracted providers. Participants are taught to accept responsibility for their behavior and to take deliberate steps toward change. Key topics include personal relationships, money management, controlling emotions (anger management), job readiness, and pre-release planning.

SPANISH LANGUAGE COMMUNICATION SKILLS
This class focus on effective communication and ways to improve.

SPANISH LANGUAGE JOURNALING PROGRAM
This interactive journaling program examines errors of thinking and breaking self-destructive habits.

SPANISH ART PROGRAM
This program is in collaboration with the Bechtler Museum and offers a variety of projects for participants. The projects vary from art on canvas to poetry writing.

SPANISH ABUSE PROGRAMS
(Primary Care/ Replace Prevention/ Aftercare) The services listed below are offered through program collaboration between MCSO and the Mecklenburg County LME (Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities/Substance Abuse Authority). Anyone requesting treatment will have substance abuse screening conducted by a member of the treatment staff and will then be referred to the appropriate treatment program. A certificate is awarded upon satisfactory completion of the programs listed.
  • Primary Care: A 42-day program provided to participants who have never had treatment or those who were unable to obtain abstinence upon completion of a SA Program.
  • Relapse Prevention: A program for participants who have successfully completed a SA program and remained clean and sober in their community prior to a relapse episode.
  • Aftercare: A continuation of care after successful completion of primary care or relapse prevention. The Aftercare Substance Abuse Program is for participants who have previously completed a 42-day program.

  • ADULT FEMALE PROGRAMS

    PARENTING
    This is a two-week class is available to the female inmate population. The purpose of the program is to assist participants in learning parenting skills and to teach them how to relate to children and young adults. The program seeks to improve parenting knowledge and skills for the parent that will increase positive experiences between them, by acknowledging their parenting strengths and building on them as well as offering suggestions on how to Parent behind bars.

    PROGRAM FOR INCARCERATED WOMEN - MANDATORY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS CLASS
    This program educates and empowers women about Domestic Violence. Through education and counseling, female participants learn about the effects of domestic violence. They learn that domestic violence is unacceptable and are encouraged to move toward non-violent relationships. These classes and individual counseling allow women a safe space to share their often traumatic experiences of abuse in order to begin or continue the process of healing. The program provides the female participants with domestic violence resources that are available in the community as they transition back into the community.

    LIFE SKILLS
    The Life Skills program consists of two alternating courses. The first three-week course “Becoming the women you want to be: Creating Your Be-Print" focuses on examining beliefs, principles, and actions. The second two-week course "Strengthening Relationships," focuses on understanding self, developing communication skills for building strong family/community relationships, and managing emotions.

    STD EDUCATION
    The Syphilis Elimination Project is a STD education and screening collaboration between the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office and the Mecklenburg County Health Department. The participants are given firsthand knowledge and awareness of STD/Syphilis and HIV education. The program provides early intervention through education and testing of STDs. The program also provides counseling and treatment of STDs for the participants.

    HSE (HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY)
    This program is offered to female participants who have not completed high school and want to explore another option to obtaining a diploma. HSE (High School Equivalency) exposes female participants to post-secondary, career and college opportunities. The opportunities prepare them to become productive and successful members of society. HSE is offered Monday – Thursday from 1:15pm - 4:00pm.

    LIBRARY ASSISTANT VOCATIONAL TRAINING CLASS
    This is a 20-hour vocational training class for Library Assistants. Participants interested in the program submit applications and are then interviewed. If accepted into the program, they receive the training necessary to become a library assistant. They are given a final exam and a final interview. Some of the graduates have the opportunity to work in the library as assistants. These assistants have a regular work schedule and handle the circulation of leisure reading materials. The skills they learn can reach far beyond the library when seeking employment after incarceration.

    LAW LIBRARY
    Participants can submit requests for law library services. In some cases, information can be sent to them via inmate mail. When an appointment is scheduled we have NC, Federal, and Immigration law materials. Participants can also access Lexis Nexis, a computer resource containing legal and case law information.

    LADIES FIRST BOOK CLUB
    Two community volunteers come in to conduct book club meetings. A maximum of eight ladies are assigned to the club and meet twice a month to discuss the selected title and given the next selection to read.

    CHAPLAIN SERVICES
    The Chaplains and volunteers provide an array of Religious studies for female participants. Additional services such as Communion, Baptism and one to one personal counseling available upon request.

    THERAPEUTIC PROGRAM POD 4900
    This POD is a structured program which is operated on a daily schedule to serve women who participate in three groups which include the following:
    Group - Basic Programs
    A Group – Advanced Programs
    B Group - Primary Care Substance Abuse
    D Group – Courage to Change Group Entry Level Programs

    YOGA & BREATHING/MEDITATION
    The purpose of this class is to learn the use of deep breathing, meditation, and exercises to promote healthy living.

    ANGER MANAGEMENT
    This is a two week eight-hour class available to the female inmate population. The goal is to provide participants with information on anger and provide them with the necessary tools to recognize, diffuse, and control anger before it results in negative behavior. A certificate is awarded to those who meet the course completion requirements.

    CASE MANAGEMENT
    Group Case Managers assess client’s needs and provides individual case management. The goal is to link and coordinate clients to community resources with the expectation of a positive re-entry back in to their community.

    PERSONAL ONE TO ONE COUNSELING
    Community Counselors provide Professional individual one to one counseling to meet client’s individual needs.
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