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A Correctional Program is a program or set of programs that CSC assigns to inmates to assist them reintegrate into society and reduce criminal behavior.
Correctional Programs are determined by the inmates Parole Officer (and sometimes recommended by a Judge or the inmate themselves).
Inmates are expected to complete any Correctional Program assigned to them during the time they are in jail/prison.
CSC hopes that Correctional Programs will help the inmate understand the causes of their criminal behaviours and provide information and tools to reduce and prevent those behaviours.
Types of Correctional Programs
There are many programs which are available to inmates. Each program has clearly defined goals and methods to measure the inmates’ progress.
Some programs are educational, some are employment focused and others are focused on addressing personal challenges.
CSC Correctional Programs
- Integrated Correctional Program Model(ICPM): This program is for inmates who have more than one issue that contributed to their crime or more than one issue that is identified in past behaviours.
- Family Violence Programs: Geared for inmates who are charged with domestic violence
- Sex Offender Program: Inmates who are charged with any sex related crimes (sexual assault, rape etc.)
- Substance Abuse Program: Inmates with crimes involving substance abuse (drugs, alcohol etc.)
- Violence Prevention Program: Inmates with crimes involving violence.
- Community Maintenance Program: All of the programs listed above have a maintenance component to them. The maintenance program is like a refresher course which reviews the lessons of the programs listed above.
- Educational Program: CSC offers basic literacy education, high school education and vocational (work focused) training. Inmates also have the opportunity to access post-secondary educational (College and University), if they qualify.
NOTE: If an inmate does not have a high school diploma at the time of incarceration he/she will be required to complete the Adult Basic Education Program and will be a mandatory Program requirement.