Job Readiness Job Readinessmeets two (2) times per week for four (4) sessions, each session lasts ninety (90) minutes. Job Readiness teaches job searching skills, how to effectively fill out an application, how to create a cover letter and resume, how to “sell” your skills to an employer and how to prepare for an interview. Program Participants will be able to use these skills to help them gain and maintain employment.
Thinking for a Change (T4C)
Thinking for a Change (T4C) is an integrated cognitive behavior change curriculum. The principles taught are reinforced by staff and are an integral part of the philosophy in a community based correctional setting. The class meets two (2) times per week for ten (10) weeks. Each session lasts ninety (90) minutes. T4C is an integrated, cognitive behavioral change program for offenders that includes cognitive restructuring, social skills development, and development of problem solving skills.
Financial Management Financial Management is a money management course. This is a five (5) week course that meets one (1) time per week for ninety (90) minutes per session. During the course, participants are involved in hands on activities that include: how to budget, using discipline in spending, learning to avoid credit card debt, making an investment in education to increase the earning potential over a career and saving for retirement. The participants are given homework at the end of each session. The activities and discussion result in interdependent learning.
Aggression Replacement Training (A.R.T.) Aggression Replacement Training (ART) meets two (2) times per week, one (1) session for two (2) hours and the other session for one (1) hour. ARTis a cognitive behavior, multi-model curriculum comprised of three (3) interdependent components: structured learning training, anger control training, and moral reasoning. ART seeks to assist participants in recognizing precursors to their own threatening and physically aggressive behavior, considering possible consequences, and taking control of their situation with positive actions.
High School Equivalency (HSE)
High School Equivalency (HSE) This is an ongoing program that the program participants attend until they pass the HSE exam. Class sessions are held two (2) times per week for three (3)hours. The program is a class to assist adults in preparation for testing for a HSE diploma. HSE classes cover language arts, reading and writing skills, social studies, science, and mathematics skills required to pass the HSE test
HSE Prep Lab
HSE Prep Labis an ongoing class that meets two (2) times per week for two (2) hours. This class is offered through Indy Reads, a non-profit organization with a mission to promote and improve the literacy of adults. Through the help of trained and committed volunteers, Indy Reads serves adults 18 years of age and older who would benefit from assistance improving their reading and/or writing skills. The volunteers in the lab work with program participants to quickly increase their literacy skills, in order to better prepare them for the HSE class.
Substance Abuse Programming
Phase 2is a program meeting two (2) times per week for two (2) hour sessions for a total of twelve (12) weeks. The curriculum is designed to educate and motivate each participant to understand his/her substance use patterns and their significance for self and others so as to design an appropriate and comprehensive relapse prevention plan. As participants progress through this course, they will be asked to complete assignments that will begin the change process. The goals of the course are to provide information about the physical, emotional, social and legal consequences of alcohol consumption and/or drug use and prevent recidivism.
Phase3 is a curriculum designed for maintenance and to motivate each participant to stay on track and to further build a life without drugs and alcohol. This program is focused on developing new friends, new associations with local support groups, a new social network, and more positive relationships with family members when possible. Also developing better coping skills, more effective communication skills, managing anger and making new life goals. This program assists participants in developing a full, satisfying life, replacing substance abuse with positive fulfilling things to take its place.
Mental Health Evaluations and Treatment
Sex Offender Treatment
Faith-Based Services Purpose
The mission of the Chaplain’s Services is to serve the personnel and the program participants as a supportive, volunteer group of qualified ministers in matters of personal and spiritual counseling, to lead worship services and assist in such matters of spiritual development and support.
Sunday Services: Chaplains provide non-denominational services for program participants on a rotation basis. Participants are given the opportunity to attend regardless of the participant's religious background. The chaplains are here to assist program participants in developing and maintaining spirituality in their daily lives. Services are held every Sunday. Counseling: Chaplains are available for counseling in a variety of issues and concerns (spiritual life, family, work, grief, crisis, etc.). Chaplains may provide program participants with support in an independent, non-adversarial approach to reach a positive response and solution during times of struggle. Special Events, as posted: Program participants who have demonstrated a history of positive behavior and program compliance can earn various levels of reward status, which will provide them with the ability to receive this privilege. Bible Study: These are bible-study sessions led by chaplains and/or laypersons, provided as needed and as volunteers are available.