Non-Clinical Programs

Non-Clinical Programs

Non-clinical programs are designed to address the way a person thinks and behaves. These programs are delivered by volunteers and NDCS staff members, including security staff, unit staff, teachers, and administrators. Some programs, such as Thinking for a Change, are evidence-based, meaning research has proven the program to be effective. Others, such as The 7 Habits on the Inside or Common Sense Parenting, are positive programs that teach a new perspective and share ideas on how to live better lives. 

 

Program Description
7 Habits on the Inside

Developed by FranklinCovey in cooperation with the Colorado Department of Corrections, 7 Habits on the Inside uses the principles of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, tailored for the incarcerated individual. The program seeks to empower individuals to manage their own lives in such a way as to be successful in prison and in the community. (10 sessions) 

Art Class

On a monthly basis, NCYF's art class allows inmates to express their feelings and emotions through art. A theme is given and art supplies are provided. 

Beyond Anger and Violence/From the Inside Out

Beyond Anger and Violence/From the Inside Out assists clients in institutional settings and community corrections address anger, reconciliation and emotion management. These programs provide guidelines for daily living, helping to build, strengthen and maintain relationships.

Beyond Trauma

Beyond Trauma is a gender-specific, trauma-informed program for women. 

Beyond Violence

Beyond Violence is designed to help one look at the impact of violence in one's life. It provides an opportunity for one to make changes to prevent future violence. It is offered in four parts: self, relationships, community, and society. 

Crime Victims Impact/Empathy and Life Skills

This program increases particpants' understanding of the harm/damages they caused their victims, communities and themselves. The program also provides an important life skill module that teachers how to become emotionally proficient, which translates into better decision making and reduced conflicts. 

Destination...Dad (Inside out Dads, Within my Reach, Common Sense Parenting)

Multi-component model to restore the relationships between incarcerated parents and their children. 

Domesti-PUPS

Participants in Domesti-PUPS train dogs to become service animals for persons with disabilities, pet therapy programs, classroom dogs and education programs. 

Genesis Process

This pilot program is a faith-based relapse prevention program, which gives incarcerated individuals the opportunity to meet with drug counselors for a total of 22 or 23 sessions.

Living in Balance

This program utilizes a twelve step approach to help clients achieve lifelong recovery. 

Living Skills

This program provides inmates in restrictive housing assistance in navigating daily tasks and hurdles in order to live an independent life. Living Skills is divided into two unique components: Personal Growth and Practical Guidance. Understanding and practicing the skills needed for daily living are tremendously important, especially in today’s economic climate. 

Living Well

This program provides individuals with techniques to manage chronic health conditions.  

Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT)

MRT is an evidence-based, cognitive behavioral intervention. It is facilitated by correctional staff members and operated by group members. The program targets criminal thinking and reduces the risk of recidivism.  

Parenting Program

The Parenting Program at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW) is designed to alleviate some of the acute stressors that inmate mothers experience. 

Prison Fellowship Academy

This 12-month program operates in a mission-specific housing unit and focuses on cognitive restructuring with faith-based content.

Restorative Justice

This program, hosted by the Community Justice Center, emphasizes the importance of repairing harm caused by criminal behavior.

Restrictive Housing Peer Mentoring Program

This pilot program will provide individuals assigned to longer term restrictive housing (LTRH) status access to trained peer mentors from general population inmates, as a means to aid them in transitioning to general population and increasing their chances of succeeding.

Second Chance Pups

Second Chance Pups selects inmate volunteers to train dogs in basic obedience while providing human socialization and interaction with other dogs. 

Sisters Informing Sisters on Topics about AIDS (SISTA)

Sisters Informing Sisters on Topics about AIDS (SISTA) provides women the opportunity to discuss female health issues and learn lessons about healthy lifestyles.

The Challenge Program

The Challenge Program (TCP) (formerly known as Close Management Units) is Mission Specific Housing that provides a controlled a highly structured alternative to restrictive housing for individuals who have demonstrated an institutional history of violent and/or Security Threat Group (STG) behavior.

TCP is incentive-based and requires participants to engage in non-clinical programming and meet behavior expectations to progress through each phase.

Thinking for a Change

Thinking for a Change is a high-level cognitive behavioral program developed by the National Institute of Corrections. The program using role playing to concentrate on changing the criminogenic thinking of offenders.

Transformation Project

The Transformation Project is a prisoner transition and reentry program aimed at promoting positive inmate behavior during incarceration and preparing participants for transition back into the community. Self-study modules are available for inmates in longer-term restrictive housing. 

WRAP: Vocational and Life Skills Program

The Wellness Recovery Action Plan® or WRAP®, is a self-designed prevention and wellness process that anyone can use to get well, stay well and make their life the way they want it to be. WRAP®, which is currently being used in Restrictive Housing, addresses a number of physical, mental health and life issues.