SERVES Resources

SERVES Resources

This list of resources and links is specifically designed by the SERVES team to advocate for the physical and mental wellness of our teammates. The agencies listed below provide supportive services to corrections team members, as well as law enforcement. We encourage our teammates to reach out to these organizations. Support is only a phone call away.

Kevin Tramner, NDCS SERVES Coordinator
Mobile: 531-510-6914

To reach out to the SERVES team or refer a team member, use this form. 

Suicide Crisis Line
Call or Text 988

Veterans Crisis Line
Call or Text 988 : Press 1

Law Enforcement Crisis Line
Text “BLUE” to 741741

Retired officers who have been trained to provide peer support. 
Confidential 24-hour hotline
1-800-267-5483 or

CODE 9 Project: You are not alone
National non-profit that provides support, education and self-help resources to affected staff and their family members. 
Hopeline: 1-844-HOPE-247


B.L.U.E. Help
Offers comfort and honor to families who have lost someone to suicide.  Also has other resources available. 

Area LOSS Team
Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors. The LOSS Team is composed of suicides survivors and clinicians.

Mourning Hope
Grief support for individuals and families including:
• Adult Grief Support Groups and Family Grief Support Groups
• Young Adult Grief Support Groups
• Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Groups
• Counseling

SAMHSA’s National Helpline

Deer Oaks (NDCS EAP)
Login & password: SON


Counseling Referral List
SERVES has created a list of vetted therapists who specifically work with first responders. This list is in addition to providing NDCS teammates with Deer Oaks information. 

For a copy of this list, please contact your SERVES team coordinator


SERVES Library
Each SERVES library has a variety of books related to staff wellness. Selections include:
• When Home Becomes a Housing Unit. Author: William Young
• The Nothing That Never Happened. Author: William Young
• Mindfulness for Warriors. Author: Kim Colgrove
• Bulletproof Spirit. Author: Cpt. Dan Willis
• The Body Keeps The Score. Author: Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D.

AA / NA Meetings
For staff in recovery, we recommend selecting an AA/NA meeting that is identified as “closed”. NDCS incarcerated individuals do not attend AA/NA closed meetings.

First Responder’s Foundation
Provides behavioral health and physical health services. They offer peer support meetings, spouse support meetings, therapy, workshops, addiction support groups, complete gym and more.

Desert Waters: Correctional Outreach
Correctional Oasis is a monthly publication that is free. 

Victory Riding Academy
Victory Riding Academy is an Equine Assisted Therapy Center. The program combines learning to care for Equines (horses) with emotional support.

To sign up, please visit:
Victory Riding Academy >> NDCS > NDCS Programs (