Cabarrus Detention Center does not want to just house inmates. We want to offer programs that help them become productive members of our community. Inmate programs were developed in 2012.
Provide inmates opportunity for change through positive experiences with community and faith-based organizations. These organizations help individuals become successful and productive members of our community.
Keep inmate residents productively occupied through learning. This learning provides opportunities for change and reintegration into our community and society.
Currently, 53 members of our community teach classes. All classes are led by committed volunteers who believe in our mission. Volunteers have provided 18,134 classroom hours. Over 93,000 inmates have participated in one or more classes since 2012.
Cabarrus County Commissioners signed a Proclamation supporting the Stepping Up Initiative in 2017. The Cabarrus Detention Center partnered with Daymark Recovery to make this program an opportunity for those individuals who have positive mental health or substance use screens. Eligible individuals are linked to services through a transition plan. Cabarrus Health Alliance now provides two case managers who meet with individuals to provide pre-release case management that includes treatment options and identify basic life needs following release. Post release case management is then provided after incarceration.
Alcoholics Anonymous started in the fall of 2011 in the Cabarrus County Detention Center.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share experience and hope with each other to try to solve common problems and help others to recover from alcoholism. AA group meetings consist of messages of recovery from active AA members in a recovery program. When inmates are released, meeting information will be made available so inmates can continue the road to recovery, which is started in the Detention Center setting.
Queen Transformation Women Support Program
Parenting empowerment and women support
Introduction to Domestic Violence Class for Women Inmates
The Introduction to Domestic Violence Class for Women Inmates began in January of 2013 in the Cabarrus County Detention Center.
This class provides an overview of domestic violence (DV), including these topics:
- What is DV?
- Facts of DV
- Why does DV happen?
- 10 Myths about DV
- What does abuse do to women?
- What does an abuser get from the abuse?
- What qualities do women demonstrate who survive abuse?
- What can we all do about it?
NA Recovery was launched in March of 2012 in the Cabarrus County Detention Center.
Narcotics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from narcotics. NA group meetings will consist of messages of recovery from active NA members in a recovery program. When inmates are released, meeting information will be made available so inmates can continue the road to recovery, which is started in the Detention Center setting.
Bible Studies were started in 2012 in the Cabarrus County Detention Center.
This program provides faith-based classes using the Bible and Bible-based literature to lead and teach individuals how to live a productive Christian life.
Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP)
Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) is a 10-week group self-designed prevention and wellness process that individuals can use to get well, stay well, and make their life the way they want it to be. Developed in 1997 by a group of people who were searching for ways to overcome their own mental health issues and move on to fulfilling their life dreams and goals. WRAP is used extensively by people in all kinds of circumstances, by health care and mental health systems all over the world to address physical, mental health and life issues. WRAP is offered in both English and Spanish.