Life Skills

Change from the Inside Out

Life Skills is a seven-week program taught five days a week for five hours a day inside the Union County Jail. The program educates and challenges men and women clients to live an improved life in several key areas:

  • Self-Identity
  • Boundary setting
  • Disease prevention
  • Addiction recovery
  • Character development
  • Building and maintaining relationships
  • Anger and stress management
  • Goal setting, budget development
  • Negative emotional issues identification and elimination (12-Step approach)
  • Marriage and family relationships
  • Job preparation

Click here to see the Life Skills Curriculum.


Initiation of Case Management

After three weeks in the Life Skills class, participation in a case management After Care program and is made available to each Life Skills participant. This voluntary program follows the Life Skills participant from incarceration to release into the community. Re-entry transition is more successful when supportive relationships are established while incarcerated via a program like Life Skills and Shine, SCM’s children’s program to help with reunification.


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