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UPCOMING EVENTS
Community
3rd Annual Back to School Supply Drive

July 27, 2014
3:00pm - until
Turner Lake Complex
 
Training
Critical Tasks Training for Court Services Personnel

July 28 & 30, 2014
8:00am - 5:00pm
 
TASER Recertification
5:00pm - 6:00pm
 
First Aid CPR AED for Court Services Personnel

July 29 & 31, 2014
 
Sheriff Brown photoSheriff’s Office Celebrates 2 Years of Inmate Programs

A core component of the direct supervision philosophy is jail programming. Newton County Sheriff’s Office provides a variety of jail education and religious based programs to address the needs of inmates. The inmates can choose to attend programs on an open enrollment, at-will basis. The programming area has an inmate library and computer lab. 

Programs are designed to help inmates with the tools necessary to become more productive citizens upon their re-entry into the community. They also provide inmates with the opportunity for positive personal growth, and promote and reinforce positive lifestyle changes.  The programs are a benefit to the agency as they assist with the management of the inmate population and overcrowding. The programs also reduce recidivism, which has a direct effect on law enforcement costs.

Authentic Manhood: Curriculum designed to prompt men to explore manhood and the critical issues faced in an ever-changing culture. It encourages men to make their pursuit of noble manhood a lifelong priority.

Celebrate Recovery: Curriculum designed to assist with overcoming hurts, hang-ups and habits.

CHOICES: Creating Healthy Options Increase Choices to Effective Solutions is designed to assist with making good choices by changing everyday habits and thinking.

GED: General Education Development is the process of earning the equivalent of your high school diploma, which is called a GED certificate or credential. It is a four-subject high school equivalency test that measures skills required by high schools. The four subjects are Science, Social Studies, Mathematical Reasoning, and Reasoning through Language Arts.

Life Skills Courses:
Anger Management: The course cover topics that include understanding anger, techniques to deal with anger, learning to communicate emotions and controlling impulse reactions. It provides information that prompt the consideration of ones feelings and actions towards others.

Parenting: Teaches strategies for communication, interactions and discipline with the goal to motivate parents to implement new approaches that result in improved behavior from their children. Benefits resulting from attending parenting classes often extend months or years after taking the classes.

Substance Abuse: Encourages one to explore and understand motivations and factors behind substance use and introduces future treatment alternatives.

Offender Responsibility: Designed to address individuals who are frustrated and tired of being in the criminal justice system, and are willing to learn and increase personal responsibility.

Reformers Unanimous: Faith based addiction recovery program designed to assist inmates find freedom from addictions.

Religious Programs
: Several religious programs representing various denominations are offered to encourage worship and scriptural study. These programs assist inmates in spiritual growth and development, and provide an opportunity for inmates to demonstrate their faith through practice and participation.

Scripturally Sound Ministry: Religious based ministry embraces the concept of accepting responsibility and respecting authority. Encourages, motivates and facilitate fresh starts.

Springfield Transitional Prison Ministry: Encourages inmates to work on the next phase of rehabilitation such as dressing for success by projecting their best in business and in life.  Encourages them to take actions necessary to become a productive citizen.

NCSO EVENTS  

Mens' Graduation at NCSO: Sheriff Brown attends the male inmates' graduation held on June 13, 2014 by Springfield Baptist Church and the Newton County Sheriff's Office.


C.H.O.I.C.E.S. Graduation: Sheriff Brown attens the C.H.O.I.C.E.S. graduation for female inmates held at the Newton County Detention Center on June 5, 2014.
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