216-771-6460 (Fax: 216-787-3540)
2675 East 30th Street Cleveland, OH 44115
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Cage Your Rage program focuses on helping the offenders with anger issues stemming from life circumstances. The offenders are taught coping skills, thinking skills, and how to think before they react.
The Faith Based Reintegration Program concentrates on the offenders, their family members, sponsors, and mentors. The program is facilitated by NERC staff and local religious volunteers. The program provides 3 semesters of programming centered on the spiritual, emotional, family, and social needs for the offender. The program participants will complete 3 programs per semester, attend 2 religious services per week, and develop a 3 year reentry plan. Throughout the year program participants have the opportunity to unite with their family in family worship gatherings, fine arts celebrations, and academic graduations.
The Military Program is about structure, discipline, and stability. Leadership and teamwork also play a vital role in the program. The drills and physical training keep the mind and body fit and healthy. By instilling core values, it helps the recruits be respectful of peers and staff. They are taught leadership skills that apply to their daily lives. The offenders learn to develop courage to overcome any obstacles including the obstacle that brought them to prison.
The Money Smarts program is a class about the “basics” involved in money management. Participants will learn how to budget expenses and money; ways to decrease spending/increase income; the importance in saving money, how to choose a credit card, how to responsibly use a credit card and how to obtain a credit to build or repair poor credit.
The Mosaic Program is an innovative therapeutic residential trauma treatment program designed to help women make connections between their traumatic and abusive histories, their addiction and incarceration. The program model encompasses empirically validated and gender responsive approaches to treatment. Mosaic is partially funded by a grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance in cooperation with Recovery Resources, a full service community mental health/addiction treatment agency in Cleveland.
The Responsible Family Life Skills program focuses on several different components. The components are as follows: getting to know yourself, communication, sharing and interaction, the impact of crime, community justice, repairing family community, adolescence and pop culture influence, taking responsibility, dynamics of family and culture, and morality.
The Roots of Success program is an empowering environmental literacy and job readiness curriculum for corrections and re-entry programs. This program helps institutions achieve their sustainability goals and prepare offenders for employment opportunities in the green economy upon re-entry into society.
The Thinking for Change program is an integrated cognitive behavioral change for offenders that includes cognitive restructuring, social skills development, and development of problem solving skills. It’s a continuum of interventions to address the cognitive, social and emotional needs of the offender population.
The Victim Awareness Program is designed to allow offenders to participate in and learn the effects of crime on victims. The program includes activities such as thought provoking homework assignments and an opportunity to speak directly with victims of crime and ask the questions of how crime has affected their lives. During this intensive program we explore facets ranging from various crime aspects, thinking errors and apology letter to the female cultural barriers, media and community impacts.
Moving On is an intervention program specifically for women who are involved with the criminal justice system. The overarching goal of this program is to assist women in mobilizing and developing personal and social resources to reduce the risk of future criminal behavior. This program can be offered on an individual or group basis to women who are detained or living in the community. Moving On ascribes to two philosophical and overlapping tenets. First, Moving On is a gender-responsive program that is based on theory and research concerned with women. Second, the program aims not only at reducing criminal behavior but also increasing the health and well-being of women, their families, and the community.
Chopping for Change (C4C) is an innovative collaboration with Lutheran Metropolitan Ministries (LMM) that provides pre-release training and behavioral health services to NERC residents. C4C includes several programming phases such as parenting classes, life skills, Alcohol and Other Drug treatment and LMM’s full culinary training program where participants gain practice in LMM’s commercial kitchen and access counseling and case management. This groundbreaking model is effective because it provides meaningful work experience and training for incarcerated women that empower them to rejoin the labor force. It also minimizes the shock of reintegration after release by creating a graduated reintegration process with the appropriate levels of security, support, and services. C4C also enables incarcerated women from across the state to return home equipped with valuable personal and professional skills which will position them for success at the time of their release, ease their re-entry experience, and decrease recidivism.
The STRONG Recovery Community is a new unit specifically designed for the needs of offenders that suffer from addiction. The STRONG Unit is defined by Sobriety, Transformation, Recovery, Optimism, New Beginnings, and Gratitude. The premise of the unit is to focus on addiction, sobriety, recovery and behavior modification. This recovery unit is the cornerstone for offenders who desire to transform their lives prior to their release. It gives offenders the opportunity to develop a healthy way of living suitable for society and to begin living a life of sobriety with positive influences and resources to assist them in their transition back to the community.
One of the newer programs at NERC is the TOPUCU Program. The Only Person “U” Cheat is “U”. TOPUCU is a program designed to transform your thinking and actions. Consider it a training camp for the mind. In the area of personal development/SEL it makes what seems complex- understandable. And, what seems insurmountable - obtainable. The program offers Seven Lessons for transformation. It’s based on the secrets that successful people have been using for years - athletes, entertainers, CEOs, innovators and pioneers around the globe.