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Alcohol Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous groups meet to assist inmates in their recovery with substance abuse. Community members come in to the Jail facility to aid inmates in dealing with their abuse and discuss ways that will assist them in overcoming their addictions.
Batterer's Education Program (BEP)
The BEP program is a court ordered program directed by the 7th Judicial District Court of Iowa. Certified state trained facilitators facilitate this program. BEP addresses the offender's behavior and accountability. The curriculum addresses how to change behavior and how to use utilize non-violent techniques.
Center for Alcohol and Drug Services (C.A.D.S): Jail-Based Drug Treatment Program
The Center for Alcohol and Drug Services (C.A.D.S) provides an intensive therapeutic program for both men and women that utilize a cognitive-behavioral treatment program to address substance abuse and criminal behaviors. Hazelton Curriculum is the basis of the C.A.D.S program and has three phases. The first phase is 8 weeks long, and may be completed while incarcerated in the Jail, this includes attending classes throughout each week that address: drug and alcohol education, criminal and addictive thinking, relapse prevention, and reintegration preparation. Upon release from Jail, he or she will complete the second and third phase by outpatient treatment directed by the C.A.D.S. staff.
The Jail is one of the first General Education Testing Sites in Iowa and directed by Scott Community Collage. Educational programming assists individuals in accessing the tools needed for educational growth by providing GED testing, GED pre-testing, assistance in obtaining educational records, and offers referrals for tutoring or basic education upon release. By providing these services, we can afford the participant's the opportunities necessary to obtain employment and further education.
Parent Education Program
Professionals from the community facilitate this program. Incarcerated parents learn skills to foster a healthy nurturing relationship with their children. Subjects covered include the following: parenting styles, self-esteem in children, effective communication, disciplinary techniques, and an overview of family dynamics. Upon completion, inmates will receive a certificate of achievement. This certificate may also be a requirement of a court order and/or the Department of Human Services (DHS).
Parenting Self Study Program
Developed and facilitated by Iowa State Extension Office, this program is a self-study educational program that incarcerated parents can complete in the housing unit on their own time. Self studies offered: Parental Education Self Study for Women and Birth to 5 Years Old for male and female inmates. Upon completion, inmates will receive 10-hour certificate of achievement. This certificate may be a requirement by Court order and/or a Department of Human Services requirement.
Process Oriented Programs
The Jail Programs Coordinators lead process oriented groups in the Jail. Many of the inmates in the Jail have had poor or unsuccessful experiences in the traditional education setting. Cognitive behavior, developmental, humanistic and existential approaches are used to identify and address a host of here-and-now issues that are commonly problematic for inmates, i.e. understanding consequences of behavior, acceptance and taking responsibility, relationship building, making connections, parenting, understanding depression and anxiety, developmental issues/milestones and relaxation techniques. For more information on any of these programs, please contact a Programs Coordinator at 326-8750 ext. 8 option 1 or 2.
The Programs Coordinators instruct psycho-educational classes in the Jail. These classes are curriculum-based programs focusing on anger management, healthy relationships, seeking safety, work and life skills. An inmate receives a certificate for each program they complete.
Rape Sexual Assault Survivors Group (RSS)
Directed and facilitated by Family Resources. RSS group is a gender-based program for women. Female inmates receive free counseling from professionally trained counselors who meet with the women in a group therapy setting. The women may continue free counseling upon their release from Jail from Family Resources.
Religious and Spiritual Based Programming
The Jail has over 70 faith based approved volunteers who meet the inmate population's spiritual needs. Volunteers provide religious worship services, Bible studies, and discuss spiritual growth.
Bicycle Restoration Program
This program provides hands on vocational instruction on the basics of bicycle repair including maintenance. Using donated and discarded bicycles, inmates are provided classroom and workshop instruction that allows them to clean, repair and restore bicycles in order that are returned to the community.
Community Restoration Program
The Community Restoration program was started in 2004 by Sheriff Conard and designed to involve low risk, minimum security inmates sentenced to county jail time to perform work details outside the secure perimeters of the jail facility. The participants provide assistance to cities and towns within Scott County, Statewide agencies, and other non-profit organizations. Corrections Officers provide direction, practical training, and safety instructions on the various work details that each will be involved in. Along with outside duties, the Community Restoration workers can assist with duties inside the jail facility, such as floor upkeep, painting, and general facility cleanup. Other smaller programs within Community Restoration include the Garden Project, providing produce for jail inmate and staff consumption and the Bicycle Restoration project which refurbishes bikes for approved inmates upon their release and The Children’s Christmas bike give away at the Friendly House and other non-profit organizations.
Custodian Vocational Program
Inmate housekeeping workers assigned to housekeeping duties within the facility can request to participate in this program. Inmates selected receive instruction on general and intermediate custodial care. Instruction combines hands-on, classroom and computer training and includes instruction in basic custodial/customer safety, restroom care, hard surface floor care, carpet care and product control. This program utilizes mostly environmental safe green cleaning products currently used by the Jail Custodial Officers. Inmates can receive a certificate of completion. The certificate is an employment incentive for inmates upon their release.
Kitchen Vocational Program
Inmate kitchen workers can choose to participate in the Food Service Manager/Sanitation course. Participants follow an individualized computer-training program that allows them to obtain continuing education hours through Scott Community College. Upon completion of the program and testing requirements, participants receive a National Food Service Manager certificate. Inmates can use the certification for means of employment upon release.
Alternative Sentencing Program
The Alternative Sentencing program provides community service workers to non-profit agencies through the Court system to enable successful completions of their sentences. The Alternative Sentencing Coordinator works with individuals who have been Court-ordered to complete community service hours. The Alternative Sentencing Coordinator places participants in the community at work sites to fulfill their required hours and acts as a liaison for the Court to track completed hours.
Electronic Monitoring Program
At the direction of the 7th Judicial District Court of Iowa, the Jail provides electronic monitoring as an alternative to incarceration. This program allows offenders to maintain employment and diverts them from Jail time to in-home detention. The Alternative Coordinator monitors the offender's location at all times. The goal is to keep low risk offenders gainfully employed while keeping the family unit intact.
Scott County Jail Library Donation and Recycling Program
The purpose of the program is two fold.
- Enhance the Jail Library and inmate experience by utilizing donated magazines, paper back books, educational/vocational CD Roms and resources.
- Promote Scott County's commitment to Going Green by reusing used books, magazines and educational references.
Donations of magazines, soft cover books, educational or vocational reference books/CD Roms to the Jail Library Program can be made by placing these items in receptacles in the Scott County Administrative Center (1st Floor across from elevator) or at the Courthouse/Jail building in the Jail visitation area.
Inmates will benefit from educational/vocational training materials (Books or CD Roms) as we will tailor inmate programs around these donated resources.
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For more information about the Scott County Jail Programs, please contact us. Volunteer opportunities are available. Please contact the Jail Program Coordinator.