Help inmates transition successfully back to society. They need help navigating housing, food, jobs and most importantly help with understanding how NOT to land back in jail again. Addiction counseling and relapse prevention (CBT skills) have been taught in the Boulder County jail for more than a decade. Join us once per week for a couple of hours to help in this vital program.
This program is an evidence-based curriculum with prepared course materials.
2 instructors are needed and can teach a variety of classes from DomesticViolence prevention to Anger Management or relapse prevention.
Characteristics of ideal candidates:
-Academic/professional experience with addiction counseling/CBT - CAC I or II -PLC, psychotherapy, psychology
-Compassionate - Realistic -Good boundaries -Non-judgmental -Focused on needs of the clients
One year commitment, teaching once per week, is required.
Background check and jail safety are also required. The classes are taught in either the morning or afternoon, and you're typically there for 2 hours or so which includes the time you're escorted into and out of the classrooms by deputies.
This is a crucial part of transition back into society and a valued volunteer position. This program works on evidence-based practices and is run by an amazing volunteer supervisor who cares deeply for her volunteers!
- Mental Health
- Counseling / Mental Health
- Life Coaching
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- 2 to 2 1/2 hrs each week - 1year min. commitment
- No DUI, DWAI, MIP within last 5 years.