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Rehabilitation Programs Division

Program Descriptions

  • Al-Anon
  • This is a support program for individuals that have someone close that suffers from alcoholism. The program teaches ways that enables you to help someone stop—or cut back—on his or her drinking, as well as learning how to cope with the challenges of someone else’s drinking.

  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
  • Alcoholics Anonymous is a global, community-based program that was created to help those struggling with problematic drinking get sober with the support of their peers through daily meetings and discussions surrounding addiction. AA gives men and women a place to come together and share their experiences, recover from alcoholism, and maintain sobriety. Its concept revolves around that premise that alcoholism is an illness that can be managed, but not controlled.

  • Alpha
  • Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. The curriculum consists of 5 areas of concentration: Character Development, Anger Management, Addiction Prevention, Family/Child Relationships and Daily Living Skills. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. This program has a special event called, “Holy Spirit Saturday,” which is an all-day seminar dedicated to teaching about the Holy Spirit. Topics on the Holy Spirit include: Who is the Holy Spirit? What does the Holy Spirit do? How can I be filled with the Holy Spirit?

  • Altar of Sexual Idolatry (Pure Life)
  • Founded on the truths of Scripture, this curriculum offers profound insights into sexual sin’s devastating effects on the human soul—and then boldly illuminates the path to true freedom.

  • Anger Management
  • Participants learn to recognize signs that you're becoming angry and taking action to calm down and deal with the situation in a productive way. Skills learned may include assertive communication, stress management, empathy, emotional intelligence, managing techniques, improving judgment, impulse control, forgiveness, and learning positive self-talk. Anger management doesn't try to keep you from feeling anger or encourage you to hold it in. Anger is a normal, healthy emotion when you know how to express it appropriately.

  • Bait of Satan
  • This program assists individuals that are ensnared by bitterness, seized by anger, and/or held captive by resentment because someone has offended you. It teaches you to escape Satan's grip, avoid a victim mentality, practice forgiveness, experience reconciliation, conflict resolution and remain free in Christ. Satan's tricks to get us bogged down in the mud. Explore why the most important journey you can take is the journey into becoming your true self through the love of God. Help inmates not take offense to the things in the world that will make you do or say things that are not Godly responses. The program is based off a book titled, “Bait of Satan” by John Bevere.

  • Battlefield of the Mind
  • The goal of this program is to provide spiritual and emotional training that is specifically geared towards assisting Christians in overcoming struggles both, mental and spiritual. How we think controls our actions. As a man thinks so is he, helps the men retrain their minds to know they can be productive citizens and overcome addictive behaviors. The importance of changing our thoughts, words, and emphasizing forgiveness of ourselves and others.

  • Beyond Success
  • Leadership and character development based on books by John Maxwell.

  • Breaking Free
  • A study of selected passages from the book of Isaiah, drawing several parallels between the captive Israelites and today's Christians, in order to show how to make freedom in Christ a daily reality. Beth Moore Study dealing w/ issues of rape, abuse, and past hurts to help participant forgive and heal.

  • Bridges To Life
  • Bridges To Life instills hope and change in the hearts of inmate participants and embraces victims of crime, promoting healing on both sides. As a result of participation in the program, inmates are more likely to demonstrate that they have been rehabilitated once they are back in mainstream society by paying taxes, supporting their families, and contributing to their communities, rather than being a financial and emotional liability.

  • Business Program
  • Starting a very small or micro business can be the key to long-term professional and financial success for ex-offenders and especially those who cannot return to the workforce. Participants will learn the process of planning and launching a micro business from estimating costs/earnings, and finding funding to identifying legal and professional needs (insurance, bookkeeping, business advice, etc.).

  • Celebrate Recovery
  • Celebrate Recovery is a fellowship that celebrates Christ’s healing power in the lives of people as they work their way along the road to recovery. Lives are changed as experiences, strengths, and hopes are shared with one another. In addition, individuals become willing to accept God’s grace and forgiveness in solving life’s problems. Our goal and objectives are to combine practical and biblically proven principles to overcome a variety of addictive behavioral problems that inmates face when returning to society. Help inmates who struggle with substance abuse by applying biblical principles. Celebrate Recovery is a program that focuses on introspection so inmates may understand themselves and the impact of their crimes. It uses biblical principles focused on internal healing as well as reconciliation where it is possible.

  • Character Development
  • This course covers techniques to help with developing better character, self-esteem, responsibility, and the process of forgiveness and letting go.

  • Discipleship Program
  • This class focuses on how Jesus disciples his apostles and Paul disciples Timothy and Titus. This program is to assist individuals in growing their faith. The purpose of the class is to provide new Christians with a stable and basic understanding of Christian beliefs, values, and ideals which will encourage moral rehabilitation and therefore help to successfully reintegrate inmates into society.

  • Employment Development
  • A ministry focusing on the skills and approaches necessary to successfully enter and stay in the workforce. Employment class designed to teach on how to fill out job applications, interviewing skills, manners, dress, conduct, and presentation skills when seeking employment.

  • Empowering Women Out of Prison (EWOP)
  • EWOP goes into a correctional facility, where we work directly with women while they serve their sentence. The goal? Total transformation from the inside out. The journey begins with personal purpose, followed by leadership development, mentorship, and college-level entrepreneurship coursework. Program graduates leave prison ready to build their own financial and personal success. And EWOP continues to be there for them. EWOP’s innovative program is designed to transform the lives of women in prison, so that they leave and are prepared both for a job search and an alternative path to success and/or self-employment.

  • Experiencing God
  • This program guides learners to experience the kind of relationship with God through which they come to know and do His will. Through examination of biblical and contemporary illustrations, participants will understand and apply seven realities of experiencing God (God’s work, relationship, invitation, God speaks, Crisis of belief, adjust, and Obey and experience). Participants will be helped to better function as the body of Christ as they understand how to experience God.

  • Family - Marriage Program
  • Focuses on restoring family & marriages through respecting and understanding each other. Conflict resolution, interpersonal communication techniques to improve communication. Family relationships are restored through these programs.

  • Financial Management - Peace
  • The course objectives will cover critical topics which includes setting obtainable objectives and goals, how to establish and follow a budget, staying out of debt, avoid credit mistakes and dealing with credit problems. To equip inmates with necessary skills in handling their finances once released into the free world.

  • GED
  • This class assist men in obtaining their GED as well as those needing to raise their EA scores. Also, English as a second language (ESL) is provided. GED Tutoring, co-facilitated by the field ministers and qualified inmate tutors, to provide assistance for men to pass their GED.

  • Growing in Christ
  • The goal is to teach biblical principles for Godly living. The objective is to develop Christian character. The benefit is to know and put priorities in place. God and family first. The goal of this course is to help inmates change, grow, mature, and be transformed so that they will not repeat their crimes, will be better husbands, fathers, men, and become model citizens to be a blessing to their communities. The class will be taught using the book “Growing in Christ.”

  • Healing Trauma
  • Nine consecutive cycles of the 3-week healing trauma program. This is a gender responsive, evidence-based curriculum designed to help women recover from PTSD and understand how trauma affects thinking and behavior.

  • Homeward Bound
  • A class to prepare inmates with Re-entry into society with specific skills, abilities and patterns explored for success.

  • Prison Fellowship Academy (Innerchange Freedom Initiative)
  • This faith-based program emphasizes restorative justice, by which the inmate works to restore him/herself, family, victims and community. The program was based on values reflected in the life and teachings of Jesus Christ (life-skills training, academic instruction, job preparation, community-service opportunities, chapel and Bible studies, support-groups, and mentoring relationships), and is open to prisoners of all faiths or no faith. Living in the same prison housing unit, participants were taught values and life skills. Participants then received guidance from a mentor and support from a local faith community for 12 months after they were released from prison.

  • Inside Out Dad
  • This is an evidence-based program, proven to develop pro-fathering attitudes, knowledge, and skills, giving fathers the necessary strategies to prepare them for release. The core program sessions feature unique exercises and research-based tools and techniques to encourage fathering from the inside.

  • Intelliman
  • This is a faith base program with the aim of helping each inmate to regain their moral values and to prepare them for a new life that’s ahead of them. Inmates partner together as accountability partners for a 40-week discipleship program.

  • Kingdom Brawlers
  • This is a faith base program designed to address not only inmates’ spiritual needs, but also physical (fitness) as well as mental skills and abilities.

  • Leadership
  • To offer support and give advice and assistance in leadership skills to the mentors/team servants in the faith-based dorm program. The program consists of the following subjects: Spiritual leadership principles, Servant leadership, A leader’s moral compass, Eclectic leadership balance in styles, leading by example, and developing future leaders.

  • Leadership School of Transformation (LSOT)
  • The goal is to build healthy mindsets and increase spiritual growth through a small group structure to facilitate discussion and activation. The LSOT curriculum builds a foundation of truth based on the core values of: God is Good, Salvation Creates Identity, Responsive to Grace, Focused on His Presence, Creating Healthy Families, God’s Word Transforms, God Is Still Speaking, Jesus Empowers Supernatural Ministry, His Kingdom is Advancing, Free and Responsible, Honor Affirms Value, and Hope in a Glorious Bride. Those topics include but are not limited to: Identity, Revivalist Culture, Kingdom Foundations, Hearing from God, Healing, Healthy Lifestyle, Evangelism, Old Testament, and New Testament. Healthy community is built through connection in small groups to restore identity by building trust, personal worth, and value for others in an atmosphere of safety and transparency. LSOTs outcome is an ever-increasing group of men who have been equipped and empowered to be responsible, capable, and community-minded leaders who influence their environment for the good of all.

  • Life skills
  • Life Skills- including Forth in God, Christian discipline, Hope, Commitment, Endurance, Marriage, Parenting, Job Search, Finance Management, Conflict Resolution.

  • Literacy
  • Classes designed to offer inmates basic reading writing and comprehension skills. Also available for the deaf participants.

  • Making Peace with Your Past
  • Learning to deal with family dysfunction.

  • Malachi Dads
  • The goal of Malachi Dads is to teach the men how to be reunited with their families especially their children. The Malachi Curriculum will be used. Provides practical biblical advice for life, marriage, and parenting. Quickly growing as a significant force in fathering, Malachi Dads program is designed for fathers in the most broken of places - prison. It shows men how to become Christ followers.

  • Max on Life
  • Life lessons and character development based on the series of the same name by Max Lucado. The course emphasizes dealing with stress in a positive manner.

  • Maximize Manhood
  • Maximized manhood strikes at the heart of what it is to be a real man living in the promise and provision of God. The study address: pornography, adultery, television, and addiction.

  • Mentoring
  • This is a one-on-one mentoring program. Having good mentors will help selected incarcerated men greatly. A one-on-one relationship that focuses on the rehabilitative needs of the mentored inmate, fosters caring and support, encourages personal development, assists in personal visioning, and assists in the transition to the community.

  • Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
  • Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a nonprofit program for recovering and active drug users. Members attend weekly (anonymous) meetings to help one another maintain sobriety. The primary purpose of NA is to build strong support groups and help members remain completely abstinent from drugs. The only requirement for members is the desire to stay clean. People with active addictions are also welcome to attend NA meetings.

  • New Life Behavior
  • The course seeks to change the internal thinking and behavior of the inmates. This course will seek to help inmates to reenter society and interact with family members as well as learn positive ways to engage social situations and people in society.

  • Name of Program: Overcomers
  • To promote spiritual growth through application from the class discussion, support through 12 step substance abuse program, and foster healthy emotional and social well-being that is non-dependence upon substance. To help set free inmates controlled by addiction to drugs, alcohol, sex, gambling, eating disorders, co-dependency, overwhelming fears, a violent temper, consuming urges. Empowering individuals with the necessary ingredients that will help them overcome their addictive behaviors using the 12 steps of the overcomers program.

  • Parenting
  • Goal is to teach the inmates how to illustrate God's divine plan for families and how in their role as parent must represent leadership, discipline, self-control and love as they lead their children on their track in life. This program will provide for inmates who need to complete a family reunification plan that the Texas Department of Family and Protective services has designed for said inmates.

  • Portal Houston
  • A structured re-entry preparedness program using a combination of life skills classes and one-on-one coaching. Goal is to discipline women who have placed their faith in Christ and are returning to the greater Houston area.

  • Prison Entrepreneurship Program
  • The program seeks to transform inmates and executives by unlocking human potential through entrepreneurial passion, education and mentoring. PEP’s work begins on the inside with character and leadership development and mentoring along with its classroom curriculum. It has been described by many as a mini-MBA for the depth of business information it delivers and the rigorous pace the students experience. The program is designed to bring positive, transformative changes to the students, their families and communities.

  • Prison Fellowship Academy
  • The Academy guides participants to identify the life-controlling issues that led to their incarceration and take responsibility for its impact on their community. Using biblically based materials, the Academy specifically targets criminal thinking and behavior, life skills, addictions, victim impact, and prosocial culture change. The Academy aims to develop prisoners who have leadership potential to serve as positive peer mentors and supporters of a positive culture, based on Gospel-centered values, throughout prison systems.

  • Purpose Driven Life
  • For inmates to grow spiritually, understanding God's eternal love and purpose for our lives. To understand our specific uniqueness and giftedness.

  • Quest for Authentic Manhood
  • Teaches men how to be men of God in which they were created. For men to surrender to the will of God, promoting reintegration to society. This ITP class is designed to teach inmates what a man is from a biblical perspective. The objective is to help men deal with past issues that has kept them from maturing into the men God has purposed for them to become.

  • Red and Black
  • Coaching in life planning with an emphasis on money management. The program that focuses on financial planning and educates participants on importance of their values and priorities driving their financial decisions. The approach of the program is personal financial literacy; participants will learn how to decide whether or not to spend the money, and when couples work on their budget together it can alleviate unneeded stress.

  • Search for Significance
  • Teaching the men about finding ultimate purpose in life and the ability to actively pursue their goals. Estimating the value of your life with purpose and participant will also set life goals. This Program consists of classes that deal with rehabilitation issues from a faith-based perspective.

  • Secular Organization for Sobriety (SOS)
  • Secular Organizations for Sobriety (SOS), also known as Save Our Selves, is a non-profit network of autonomous addiction recovery groups. The program stresses the need to place the highest priority on sobriety and uses mutual support to assist members in achieving this goal. The Suggested Guidelines for Sobriety emphasize rational decision-making and are not religious or spiritual in nature. SOS represents an alternative to the spiritually based addiction recovery programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). SOS members may also attend AA meetings, but SOS does not view spirituality or surrendering to a Higher Power as being necessary to maintain abstinence.

  • Self-Awareness
  • To help female attendees know themselves and understand the root causes to their choices character and behavior to help them make positive choices.

  • Sex Addiction Anonymous
  • SAA is a twelve-step program of recovery based on the principles and traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop addictive sexual behavior. The stories differ but the problem is the same. Sexual addicts are addicted to sexual behaviors they have turned to over and over again, despite worsening consequences. SAA addresses these issues using basic tools of the program such as creating a personal sobriety definition and abstinence plan, working the steps with a sponsor and going to meetings. SAA also offers free literature and a correspondence program for inmates when in-person meetings are unavailable. There are experienced outside SAA members who have worked the steps and are willing to help others who want to stop addictive sexual behavior find recovery.

  • Spiritual Authority
  • To teach the inmates the importance of authority in the natural and spiritual realms. To understand the authority that they have in Christ Jesus, importance of submission to authority, delegation of workplace, and their relationship with Christ.

  • Stepping In & Stepping Out
  • Christ-centered/FAITH - BASED 40 module/classes for character development discipleship and healing journey focused on attaining a faith centered. Christ-centered/faith -based 16 module/classes for character development, discipleship & healing journey focused on attaining a faith centered.

  • Stepping Up
  • Stepping Up dives deep into life-changing biblical content to show men what it means to live godly courageous lives. This program identifies and examines five stages of a man’s journey through life: boyhood, adolescence, manhood, mentor and patriarch and commissions men to honestly evaluate where they stand in the duties of masculinity.

  • Therapon
  • The intentions will be to expose the lies and faulty belief systems that the inmates may be holding to and replace with the truth of God's word. Therapon certification is recommended for any caring Christian desiring a full/part time ministry helping people through the confusing wide range of recovery issues such as divorce, marriage counseling, grief, compulsive behavior.

  • Toastmasters
  • Class for the purpose of promoting communication, public speaking, and leadership skills. Resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth. This Course will help a person become a better speaker in public, prepare for job interviews and develop good communication skills.

  • Transformations
  • This course provides the inmates a closer look at personality types helping them understand who they are as seen by others as well as themselves. A 26-week study of the New Testament book of Romans that discusses many foundational doctrines of the Christian faith.

  • Truth Project
  • This course is a DVD led program designed to equip participants with a comprehensive worldview.

  • Truth Be Told
  • The curriculum, the objectives are to: deepen the inmates’ self-understanding, personal responsibility, and the wise use of freedom of choice. To teach inmate participants to improve their communication skills through writing, speaking, and respectful listening. To assist inmate participants in developing tools of self-expression using writing, movement, song, storytelling, and stillness. Inspire them in experiencing healthy community so that they have experience and a longing to seek supportive community in their lives. To evoke inmate participants to become mentors both to new class members and in other relationships. Provide support and serve as role models as they learn to support each other.

  • The Urban Ministry Institute (TUMI)
  • The Urban Ministry Institute is a training program designed to provide students with essential knowledge and skill learning necessary for effective urban ministry.

  • 12 Steps
  • This is a support program for individuals that have someone close that suffers from alcoholism. In the twelve-step program, the human structure is represented in three dimensions: physical, mental, and spiritual. The problems the groups deal with are understood to manifest themselves in each dimension.

  • Veteran Programs
  • Veteran groups focuses on meeting the needs of incarcerated Veterans. The program is closely modeled after a military unit with an environment that promotes mutual support and trust and comradery while fostering the closeness veterans expect. To educate veterans on programs available to ease reintegration, inform veterans of benefits provided by the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs and other agencies, to share vocation opportunities and experiences that may foster lowering recidivism.

  • Voyager
  • The goal is to help inmates develop re-entry life skills and also to help improve their behavior while incarcerated. Life skills class- a personal improvement class designed to develop men with the skills, competencies, understanding, and personal convictions necessary to be the best they can be. To help inmates learn better decision-making skills. To help inmates learn parenting skills & marriage relationship maintenance skills. To help inmates learn to take responsibility for their actions. To help inmates learn to trust God.

  • Winner’s Circle
  • Winners' Circles are peer-led support groups for people striving to remain free from past drug use and criminal justice involvement. Winners’ Circles offer safe environments for former inmates to develop healthy lifestyles, learn and practice social skills, address problems that previously led to criminal activity, expand their networks of recovery associates, and offer encouragement and support to others.

  • Winning at Work & Home
  • This course follows the "Quest for Manhood" format and will help inmates gain new insights and understanding about themselves by helping rebuild confidence, expanding long term vision, and developing life strategies. This study focuses on the chief responsibilities’ men have as husbands, fathers, and breadwinners. This is a follow up to the Quest for Authentic Manhood course. Work ethics and family leadership- employee, husband, and father roles further developed.