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Correctional Programs

Lacy Inmate Services

Correctional Programs provide inmates the opportunity for an effective, rehabilitative experience while in custody. Programs and services related to religious, academic, and rehabilitation opportunities are mandated by Title 15 Minimum Jail Standards and related case law. In addition, the Sheriff’s Department provides additional programs that are designed towards successfully transitioning inmates back into the community and helping reduce recidivism in Orange County. These activities are planned, coordinated, and conducted at each of the Sheriff's facilities by the Correctional Programs staff and community volunteers. Typical programs include educational classes, vocational training, and "life skills" classes such as Parenting and Job Development.

Specialized programming is also offered to incarcerated Veterans, Transitional Age Youth, and the LGBTQI population who are motivated toward changing their lives. These specialized programs incorporate a therapeutic community model and focus on cognitive and behavioral change components. Correctional Programs also provides opportunities for personal change, including programs focusing on substance abuse recovery, anger management, general and law library services, religious and inspirational programs and pre-release preparation and assistance - all designed to maximize the chances of an inmate’s successful transition to the community at release.