Transformation Journey, Inc. provides educational services for incarcerated male offenders in preparation for their transition back into public life. Inmates chosen for participation are recommended by the Chaplain at the institution. The program consists of a 13 week curriculum, meeting weekly in two-hour sessions on critical life skills necessary for these individuals to make a successful transition back into society and ultimately reduce the rate of recidivism. A typical class schedule is shown below and may be modified to suit the students in any given semester.
Program participants (inmates) work in a team with class advisors (volunteers). Class sessions are informal, using a variety of presentation formats by a several different instructors. Students are given the opportunity and encouraged to be contributing participants. They have an opportunity to work in teams, share ideas, express their own questions, concerns, etc. Each team of 3-4 students has a class advisor who facilitates their Table Talk times.
WEEK 1: Introduction to Transformation Journey and Getting Acquainted
WEEK 2: Forgiveness –
WEEK 3: Building Self Esteem –
WEEK 4: Your Relationship with God –
WEEK 5: Building Lasting Relationships Part 1 – Marriage
WEEK 6: Building Lasting Relationships – Part 2 – children,extended family, co-workers, etc
WEEK 7: FELLOWSHIP NIGHT
WEEK 8: Employment Strategies Week One –
WEEK 9: Employment Strategies Week Two –
WEEK 10: Employment Strategies Workshop –
WEEK 11: Money Management from the Bible –
WEEK 12: Practical Living -
WEEK 13 : Certificate Dinner