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Jail Programs Purpose


Keeping inmates productively occupied:  If a jail does not provide positive opportunities for inmates to engage in, they will find ways to fill their time with activities that are destructive and contrary to the jailís mission of providing a safe and secure environment.


Provides inmates with an opportunity for change:  Programs offer the opportunity to enable an inmate to know themselves better and begin to make better choices that can lead to more productive lives. They are provided with the knowledge and tools that will give them a chance at becoming successful when they re-enter society.


Most of the inmates came from our community and will re-enter our community:  In a sense we have a responsibility to offer inmates something that can help their situation, so they can become better citizens. Itís important to provide inmates with the knowledge that there are community organizations that are available to assist them with basic and special needs. Involving community volunteers and community agencies in programming within the facility is an important means of strengthening jail and community ties.


All programs are provided by community agencies and volunteers.  The programs we currently offer are as follows:


Domestic Violence Program: 

This is an empowerment program offered by the Domestic Violence Shelter & Services, Inc. to the women who have been victims of abuse. It is designed to help the women empower themselves by identifying the symptoms of an abusive relationship and gives them the opportunity to discuss, vent and learn coping skills.


Fatherhood Program

This program addresses the challenges and rewards of fatherhood.  It provides practical advice and an opportunity to learn necessary strategies to break the cycle of absent fathers in the home.


AA/NA Meetings

The 12 Step Program is a fellowship and support group of men and women for who drugs and/or alcohol has become a major problem in their lives.


MotherRead Program

This program is facilitated by Smart Start of New Hanover County.  It provides support and enjoyment for mothers who want to read to increase nurturing quality time with their babies and discuss concerns regarding the important job of motherhood.


Second Chance Program

A Life Skills program designed for the juvenile and youthful offenders.  It assists participants with combining techniques that address social skills, interpersonal communication, problem solving skills, creative and critical thinking, character and values enhancement, as well as emotional management.

Employment/Life Skills

This program offers the inmates the opportunity to learn necessary employment skills which can lead to a more productive life.

Religious Services

Volunteers from many denominations assist the inmates housed in our facility with their spiritual needs in group settings and individually.