Change from the Inside Out
Life Skills is a seven-week program taught five days a week for five hours a day inside the Union County Jail. The program educates and challenges men to live an improved life in several key areas:
- Boundary setting
- Disease prevention
- Addiction recovery
- Character development
- Building and maintaining relationships
- Anger and stress management
- Goal setting, budget development
- Negative emotional issues identification and elimination (12-Step approach)
- Marriage and family relationships
- Job preparation
Initiation of Case Management
After three weeks in the Life Skills class, participation in a case management program called Second Chance RE–Entry Network (SCREEN) is made available to each Life Skills participant. This voluntary program follows the Life Skills participant from incarceration to release into the community. Re-entry transition is more successful when supportive relationships are established while incarcerated via a program like Life Skills.
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