Northpoint Training Center

Mission:

To protect the citizens of the Commonwealth and to provide a safe, secure and humane environment for staff and offenders in carrying out the mandates of the legislative and judicial processes; and, to provide opportunities for offenders to acquire skills which facilitate non-criminal behavior.

 Inmate Programs

Alcoholic Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous (AA/NA)
Classes are open to all offenders who report a problem with alcohol/or drug abuse, have a documented history of abuse, and/or express a desire to participate in the program.

Life without a Crutch Program
Life without a Crutch Program provides a pre-treatment orientation to recovery from dependency of all types. Its primary goal is to encourage the inmate to assess his addictive behaviors honestly. This program is designed as adult education on a group level and is not intended as therapy.

Northpoint Jaycees
This is an international service organization that is open to all young men between the ages of 21—35. Its purpose is to help them develop organizational and leadership skills. They must also believe in giving of themselves to the community and to their country.

Positive Mental Attitude (PMA) This program is based upon the 17 principles of success presented by the Napoleon Hill Foundation and designed to be taught by two inmates under staff supervision.

Northpoint Veterans Club
The focus of the Veterans Club is to assist inmate veterans with their military affairs and to give them an opportunity to assist other veterans in need.

Adult Basic Education
This program is designed to assist inmates as they improve basic skills in reading, writing, social studies, science and math. The academic classes range from literacy to adult basic education to GED class. After receiving a GED, an individual can work on receiving an employability certificate through the NCRC (National Career Readiness Certificates).

Technical Programs
The objectives of these programs are to provide comprehensive technical education, which prepares the individual for successful reintegration into society. Programs offered are Masonry, Electricity and Carpentry. The technical programs provide training through VT Fundamentals curriculum and the NCCER curriculum. Inmates in technical programs also work on receiving their employability certificate through the NCRC (National Career Readiness Certificates) if they need to. Vocational Carpentry is partnering with Habitat for Humanity in preparing housing components, which consists of wall units, trusses and cabinets.

C-Tech Cabling
This program is offered through Eastern Kentucky University (EKU). This program offers training in cabling and networking applications. Individuals master skills required to work in a cabling career. Individuals must complete the NCRC curriculum also.

Microsoft Office
This program is offered through Eastern Kentucky University (EKU). This program offers training in computer fundamentals and Microsoft Office applications. Individuals master skills needed for the Microsoft office programs such as Excel, Outlook, Work and PowerPoint. Individuals must complete the NCRC curriculum also.

Remediation
This program provides a related studies academic program to technical students deficient in reading or math.

Recreation
The Institutional recreation program offers a variety of activities to include intramural softball, basketball volleyball, and other sports activities. We also have a varsity program in softball and basketball where teams from the community come in to the institution to play. Other outdoor sports include corn hole, handball, horseshoes, and free-play basketball. Inside the gym we have a large weight room, a band room with instruments, and a cardio room with treadmills, an elliptical machine, and other cardio equipment. We have created a fitness program that will be guided by a fitness video such as T25. We also have 3 pool tables, a ping pong table and a foosball table in the gym. The recreation department also runs a barbershop for those in need of haircuts.

Institutional Religious Center (IRC)
The IRC provides a full calendar of religious programming for the inmates at Northpoint Training Center. With one full-time Chaplain, the Religious Center welcomes a number of volunteer chaplains to conduct services and provide counseling as needed. The IRC at Northpoint Training Center accommodates 9 different religions. The IRC also offers a card Program to the inmates. Allowing them one free card per month.

New Directions
New Directions is a reentry program to help inmates with the barriers they may be facing once released. These barriers may include money management, employment, parenting, housing, supervision, etc.

Pathfinders
This program helps the inmates reevaluate their self-image by examining the basic building blocks. The Pathfinders curriculum is made up of activities that the class completes in a group setting. The program works with 9 sections: Team Building, Communication, Stress Management, Anger Management, Problem Solving, Values, Motivation, Time Management and Life Planning.

Inside Out Dads
This program is to help incarcerated fathers to become better dads while on the inside and for when they are release. It helps the fathers who will be release to continue their growth as dads when they are on the outside.

Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT)
MRT- Moral Reconation Therapy- is a systematic, cognitive- behavioral, step-by-step treatment strategy designed to enhance self-image, promote growth of a positive, productive identity, and facilitate the development of higher stages or moral reasoning. All of these goals are ultimately demonstrated by more appropriate behavior on the part of the program participates.

Thinking for a Change
Thinking For a Change is a 12 to 14 week program that requires offenders to examine their attitudes, beliefs and their thinking patterns. The program focuses on cognitive self-change to help one to recognize risky thoughts, and beliefs that may lead the individual to participate in actions that are problematic or criminal. The program meets twice a week and requires offenders to actively participate in roleplaying different scenarios. The offenders are then required to analyze each scenario and actively participate in a class discussion on how utilizing reinforced social skills and new ways of thinking can help avoid conflict and to assist them in responding to anger.

Mutts with Manners
North point Training Center, in partnership with the Danville-Boyle County Humane Society operates the Mutts with Manners Program. The program consists of ten Inmate trainers and two alternates who are partnered in two-man/one dog teams. The inmates in the program are screened and must complete an application and interview process. The goal of the program is to provide basic obedience training to the shelter dogs, making them more adoptable to the community, while also teaching the inmates in the program the importance of being depended on, responsibility, jobs skills, and teamwork.

Substance Abuse Program (SAP)
The Substance Abuse Program (SAP) is a core intensive program that consists of, at a minimum, a six (6) month residential program maintained at NTC and other DOC approved facilities. The program uses nationally recognized models for the population including components such as psycho-education about chemical dependency, 12 step model to manage chemical dependency, relapse prevention strategies, cognitive strategies to correct criminal thinking and aftercare programming.

Sex Offender Treatment Program
The Sex Offender Treatment Program (SOTP), as established by KRS 197.400-197.440 in July of 1986 provides sexual offenders, who are amenable to treatment, with resources to prevent further sexual offenses. Treatment is done in group sessions of no more than 8 to 12 clients per group, meeting for 1 1/2 hours each week. Each participant is expected to attend and participate in every session. This includes speaking actively as a member of the group, accepting full responsibility for sexually abusive behavior, keeping the confidentiality of all group members and completing all assignments.

Inmate to Workmate
This program provides formal vocational training in both the classroom and the kitchen, to include hands-on work experience. It is a phased program designed to build upon skills taught and introduction to food safety concepts that are presented in the ServSafe certification program. Included are progress checks and tests to measure comprehension. Tracking of program results are based on individual worker successes.

Relationship and Financial Improvement
This course provides participates with knowledge of improving communication techniques with their partner while learning crucial money management skills as budgeting, getting out of debt, dealing with creditors, saving, interest rate and more.

Responsible Parenting
This course aims to provide fathers an insight into their fathering techniques and how they may improve those to better their children. It covers a variety of topics such as proper discipline, getting involved, child support, working with the children’s mother and other important topics.

Job Readiness
This course focus is to prepare participants to search for, obtain and maintain employment. Participants will learn a variety of methods of how to search for job openings, match their skills and interests to particular jobs, gain knowledge of industry skill testing and improve interviewing.

NTC Voices
VOICES INSIDE is an inspirational inmate writing and theater program that uses theater arts and creative thinking to increase communication skills, build self-esteem and humanize and enrich the lives of those closed off behind bars.

NTC Men’s Chorus
The Men’s Chorus was started in 2013. The Northpoint Chorus is made up of both inmates from NTC and men from the community of Danville. It meets weekly on Wednesdays from 5:00pm to 7:00pm in the chapel. The Northpoint Chorus will give three concerts each year. The director of the chorus is Scott Brown, an accomplished musician from Stanford.

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