Pondville Correctional Center

Programs Available at This Facility

Alcoholics Anonymous:  A volunteer facilitated working support program where inmates learn about triggers to their behavior, understand past behavior and learn how to build a new, healthier sober lifestyle.

American Vet Dog:  The Guide Dog Foundation sponsors this program which provides assistance dogs to disabled veterans and active military personnel.

Basic Computer Skills:  This program is designed for participants to master basic computer operation and become proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point.

Beacon Program: Volunteer facilitated, twelve week program which explores human behavior and emotions with the intent of increasing skills for identifying emotions and developing new strategies and behaviors to respond more effectively.

Cognitive Skills Workshops:  Volunteer facilitated cognitive-based programs: Active Listening, Programs Solving, Setting Goals, Asking for Help, Assertive Communication, Negotiating, and Using Self Control.

Count Down to Freedom Program: This DVD based program helps recidivism and takes offenders step by step through the transition from incarceration to community integration.  Candid interviews with professional and ex-offenders offer a unique perspective on what offenders should expect to face throughout their journey from incarceration back to society.

Leadership & Transformation Thinking:  The program is a volunteer facilitated program developed by The End Violence Project, which is a non-profit organization with the vision of ending violence without violence.  This program support offenders in successfully transitioning from prison back into society as they join their families and communities.

Money Smart:  This program covers topics such as developing spending plans, budgeting skills, how to choose and maintain a checking account and the basics of building/repairing credit.

Narcotics Anonymous:  Staff supervised, volunteer facilitated discussion/support/fellowship group that focuses on the twelve steps of narcotics anonymous and providing community information as appropriate.

Passion to Profit: Creating Your Own Business:  Entrepreneurship workshop course introduces students to the fundamentals of small business.  Students will be led through the process of writing their own business plan and developing negotiating, networking, self-preservation and interview skills.

Self Help/Twelve Step Programs:  Volunteer facilitated substance abuse support groups based on abstinence.  Self Help/Twelve-Step programming includes Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and Al Anon. Programming is available in both Spanish and English.