Correction Cares - Programs and Services

Please see below all of the services and programs we offer

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Turning Point


A small group community experience, offering a faith-based solution for life-controlling problems. Topics covered include definition of a life-controlling problem, 4 phases of addiction, family influences, walls of protection, blind areas and delusion, the upward path to character, care-fronting and leveling, and the 5 components of recovery.




LMDC provides male offenders with the Batterers Intervention Program when ordered by the Jefferson County District, Family or Circuit Courts. Offenders who are court ordered to participate in the program shall be assessed by a certified provider to determine eligibility. Offenders who are accepted into the program attend weekly domestic violence treatment sessions for twenty-eight weeks. The usual length of the program is 30 weeks but may be from 6 to 12 months. Within that time, a BIP offender is required to attend a minimum of twenty groups. The BIP was designed to provide safety and a safe environment for the victims involved, as well as to mitigate and cease all inappropriate / violent behaviors. A primary focus is to have the offender take full responsibility for any domestic violence behaviors, to increase the offenders’ sense of empathy for the victims, children, and all relatives, as well as others who are involved in the program. This process involves developing a plan for restitution for the victims, children, and relatives, as well as a future plan for prevention on any inappropriate or violent behaviors.


Substance Abuse Programming


Chance for Change is a 90 day in house recovery program for individuals impacted by substance abuse. The core parts of this program use a combination of three evidence-based programs that have shown to help foster long term recovery among men and women that are incarcerated. We use Cognitive Behavior Therapy to recognize and challenge criminal and addictive behaviors in order to promote change, 12 Step Programs such as AA and NA where individuals can learn how to recover from addiction and Seeking Safety which is geared toward dealing with trauma associated with criminal and addictive behaviors.


Court Monitoring Center


The LMDC Court Monitoring Center (CMC) provides the service of getting data and reports to the sentencing court on the status of individuals who have been ordered to participate in treatment programs. CMC serves as a liaison between the sentencing court and community treatment providers and monitors in-custody and out-of-custody individuals.




UbiDuo is a texting device that provides immediate face to face barrier free services to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. The UbiDuo meets federal regulations and requirements, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act), that ensure no individual with a disability shall be treated differently due to the absence of auxiliary aids and services.




Parenting Classes


Our parenting classes are offered through a partnership with Home of The Innocents. Parenting education promotes the use of positive parenting practices, such as using positive language, planned discipline, and family routines. It also encourages nurturing behavior and increases parents’ knowledge of child development and communication styles. HOTI uses a curriculum called Triple P, Positive Parenting Program. Triple P helps parents learn strategies that promote children’s social competence and self-regulation. These strategies also increase parents’ confidence and enhance their ability to handle the everyday stresses of raising children. Triple P practitioners are trained to provide a supportive and non-judgmental environment for parents to improve their parenting skills. The parent education program consists of a 9-week program with one two-hour class per week.


Day Reporting Center


The LMDC Day Reporting Center (DRC) is located close to the Main Jail Complex downtown at 600 West Cedar Street. DRC provide a community-based structured sentencing option for eligible offenders.  The central feature of this program is the combination of enhanced community supervision coupled with resources and services tailored to meet specifically identified offender needs. The center itself provides a central location for offenders to physically report on a regular basis and receive comprehensive assessment, intensive supervision, alcohol, and drug screens, as well as case management services. In a single location, a broad range of treatment and training services are provided to match the specific needs of offenders.




A jail focused program for incarcerated military veterans to help remove barriers so that they can successfully transition back into the community. By connecting them with needed mental health, substance abuse, and VA services to reduce recidivism in LMDC.


Goodwill Soft Skills Academy


The Goodwill Soft Skills Academy, in partnership with LMDC, offers a comprehensive program designed to enhance crucial interpersonal and professional skills. The program covers six key modules:

  1. Attitude
  2. Communication
  3. Conflict Resolution
  4. Dependability
  5. Self-Presentation
  6. Team Building

These modules provide participants with valuable tools to improve their attitude, communication abilities, conflict resolution skills, dependability, self-presentation, and teamwork capabilities. Through a combination of workshops, interactive sessions, and practical exercises, participants gain the confidence and competence needed to succeed in various aspects of life, including the workforce and personal relationships.


Medication Assisted Treatment


Medical provider does continuation of suboxone for patients who have a opioid disorder and are prescribed suboxone in the community.


Smart Recovery (Self-Management and Recovery Training)


Weekly meetings are facilitated by a licensed social worker to address addiction, teach skills, encourage self-empowerment, and assist with recovery.  These meetings assist individuals build more balanced, and purposeful lives and assist with linking them to appropriate services for ongoing substance use treatment in the community. 


DBT-CM (Dialectic Behavior Therapy – Corrections Modified)


The core skills taught in DBT-CM “improve incarcerated individuals’ ability to regulate emotions, refrain from distress-driven maladaptive behaviors, and navigate interpersonal stressors, ultimately reducing the chances of reincarceration and enhancing post-release adjustment” (Moore et al., 2019). South Dakota Department of Social Services showed that 88% percent of incarcerated people, 85% of incarcerated women, and 91% of incarcerated men showed improvement at the completion of the DBT intervention. (DSS Correctional Behavioral Health). Connecticut Corrections Institutes found that incarcerated individuals who completed the DBT-CM groups reported significant improvements in mental health, including reduced negative affect, increased positive affect, reduced physical aggression, and increased coping in the areas of seeking support, accepting responsibility, and planful problem solving (Sampl et al., 2010)


Digital Skills Classes


The primary purpose of the Louisville Metro Corrections, the Office of Civic Innovation, and the Humana Health-equity Innovation Hub’s - Digital Citizens Program is to equip participants with essential digital competencies, promote personal development, and enhance employability prospects upon their release, ultimately contributing to reduced recidivism rates. By providing participants with the necessary digital tools and resources, the program aims to empower individuals to make positive choices, effectively reintegrate into society, and pursue family sustaining jobs and a productive future. Furthermore, this class strives to foster a supportive and inclusive learning environment, promoting collaboration and mutual respect among participants as they develop critical digital skills and transform their lives for the better. Through strong partnerships with non-profit organizations, fair chance employers, and a well-rounded curriculum, we aim to offer a holistic approach to rehabilitation and community reintegration for the individuals involved in the program.


Music therapy


The use of music by a qualified music therapist to address an individual’s, physical, emotional, cognitive, and/or social needs.  LMDC contracts with a certified music therapist that designs treatment sessions according to the needs of individuals in custody. Treatment options may include creating, singing, moving to, and/or listening to music. According to the American Music Therapy Association, there is evidence to show that music therapy can be used to help:  increase motivation to engage in treatment, offer emotional support, and provide an outlet to express feelings.  Music therapy also provides an equitable approach to treatment, particularly for individuals who may struggle with verbal expression. Music therapy may help with mental health needs, substance, use problems, brain injuries, as well as acute and chronic pain. Additionally, music therapy allows treatment to target one of the main areas of criminogenic risk, leisure, which is will also assist with reducing recidivism. 


Enneagram Prison Project


A 24-hour program where individuals learn self-awareness, develop life-changing insight, and begin to understand themselves with more clarity and lead their lives with greater self-awareness and compassion.  The program navigates unconscious negative cognitive, emotional, and behavioral patterns.  The program assists individuals with developing greater wisdom about their trauma and relationship patterns and helps foster healthier lives.


Louisville Story Program


“The Louisville Story Program strengthens the bonds of community by amplifying unheard voices and untold stories. Through rigorous writing and oral history workshops, and with professional editorial support, participating LSP authors from historically underrepresented communities document the richness of lived experience in Louisville communities from the inside out, and in their own words. Their work is published in professionally designed books, exhibits, and radio programs that promote dialogue across the community and increase awareness of overlooked aspects of Louisville's culture and history. We leverage their achievements into as many additional professional, educational, cultural, and social opportunities for them as possible.”


Discharge planning & post release services:


Familiar Faces Action and Community Transition (F2ACT)

Persons who are incarcerated often face significant barriers as they re-enter society, and without supportive services, may cycle between jail and homelessness. With unmet mental health needs, housing or substance detoxification services, the costs to the criminal justice system and community are large amounts of money and resources. Communities must find ways to break connections between the inmate and the jail while establishing connections between the person and the community to reduce recidivist outcomes.

The moment of release represents a critical point in time that can make or break an inmate’s successful reintegration into society. The benefits of conducting discharge planning from custody are: 

  • Linkage to appropriate next step resources based on needs; reduces reverting to methods of survival that often are self-destructive
  • Prevent vulnerable populations from returning to homelessness
  • Investment in outcome that every life has some human potential to be a productive member of society
  • Maintain gains achieved during incarceration (medical stabilization, completed detoxification, substance abuse education/treatment, etc.)


By recognizing the importance of the above, LMDC has committed to a successful discharge planning process for inmates that are the most vulnerable and require additional assistance in meeting basic needs.

Familiar Faces in Action and Community Treatment (F2ACT) program includes the following elements of basic necessities:

  • Clean and seasonally appropriate clothing, footwear, clean socks/underwear, backpacks
  • Medication
  • Hygiene Items
  • Medicaid Enrollment
  • Public transportation/bus tickets
  • Temporary State ID
  • Resource handbook provided by Louisville’s Coalition for the Homeless
  • A warm handoff to Shelter/Housing/Treatment programs. One of LMDC’s transport officers will provide transportation to the facility arranged in the discharge plan and introduce the released inmate to staff there.

Ensuring a continuum of care from LMDC to the community is also a critical component to the health and wellbeing of the exiting inmate and the community to which they return. As such, it is critical that LMDC works closely with agencies, organizations, and programs that are willing to and are committed to reducing recidivism and helping those in need.

For individuals that participate in F2ACT discharge planning, our team will continue to serve as a resource and service coordinator for up to six months post-release.




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