What is the Women Inmates program about?
CJC’s Women Inmates – Prepped for Life Program equips women inmates to navigate their path toward better life-choices and a new start. The majority of women who end up incarcerated did not learn God’s truths in childhood. We work with our students strengths and encourage them towards God’s intended path. The goal is to help them become healthier, happier, more productive people by dissolving self-imposed obstacles, limitations, and destructive life-style choices. Often, the answer to one’s future is in their past. If someone is suffering from past or present hurts, our programs can help the healing process. This program puts them on the path to life transformation with healing hope.
This is a five-week faith-based life-skills and behavior management program, held in-person in the Kendall County Jail. The curriculum covers generational programming, dealing with hurt and guilt, setting boundaries, building character, conflict resolution, anger management, healthy relationships, domestic violence, and money matters.
Women Inmates Register in the Kendall County Jail:
- The course is free
- Requires an in-person application, series of assessments, and a commitment
- Partners with agencies for parenting classes
- Provides you with tools to overcome your personal triggers
- Requires regular class attendance in-person
- Certificate of training issued upon completion
- Women Inmates are eligible to attend CJC’s Prepped for Life program for employment skills once released, or on probation
Who is eligible?
Any woman inmate in the Kendall County Jail who is sober and drug-free may be referred for enrollment in the Women Inmates – Prepped for Life program. Age waivers for those no longer in high school.
Do I need a high school diploma?
No high school diploma or GED is required to attend.
What hours and days will I attend?
Classes are every Monday & Thursday for five-weeks from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Programs repeat approximately every 7 weeks.
For more information:
- Submit questions via the Contact Us page.
- Call the CJC offices at (830) 331-9916 to speak with our Programs Coordinator.