In-Custody Programs

The St. Croix County Jail provides an array of jail based programs which address the needs of inmates in custody. These services are available to inmates displaying immediate needs (in crisis) upon request or referral.

Education, skill development, and counseling are integral to the St. Croix County Jail.

Goals

The St. Croix County Jail has a goal to provide educational classes and religious services to help enhance the inmate’s lives by stressing responsibility, accountability and self-discipline.

Programing

Comprehensive programming will be offered for both male and female inmates involved in jail programs. St. Croix County utilizes new and innovative approaches in the implementation of effective programming.

Philosophy

The philosophy of the St. Croix County Sheriff's Office-Corrections Bureau is to present inmates with significant treatment opportunities and to provide an atmosphere which will challenge and encourage inmates to effect positive change in their lives, while creating a safe and secure jail environment. Accomplishing these treatment goals will require inmates to invest a substantial amount of time and energy, thus programming will be direct and result oriented by design.

Programs

  • A.A. and N.A. meetings
  • AODA
  • Adult basic education GED or HSED
  • Anger management
  • Chaplaincy
  • Church services
  • Inmate counseling
  • Family dynamics
  • Job seeking skills
  • Money management
  • What’s your plan

Core Classes

Inmates may volunteer to attend these programs or may be ordered into the following programs by the courts or probation:

  • Alcohol Assessments and Evaluations
  • AODA-Alcohol and Other Drug Education: The substance abuse treatment program at the St. Croix County Jail has been in operation since March of 2006. Participants can attend a 16 session program or a 32 session program depending on their treatment needs. Groups are held twice a week. Some group topics include changes in brain chemistry, relapse prevention planning, recovery planning, shame, guilt, anger, values, and effects of substance abuse on self and families
  • Anger Management: An educational/support group designed to teach participants how anger is learned, the negative effects of anger, and specific ways to help control anger. This program is under contract
  • GED or HSED: (Certificate of General Educational Development) and (High School Equivalency Diploma) class is held Monday and Wednesday from 1 p.m. - 3p.m.
  • GED or HSED Testing: Inmates must be enrolled in the GED or HSED class in order to take the tests
  • Mental Health Counseling: Counseling offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays by our Health Services provider CCS Inmates are seen individually to discuss mental health issues to include but not limited to suicide risk screening, consultations, and short term therapy

Optional Classes 

Inmates volunteer to participate in the following classes:

  • Library Services: Inmates have access to library services once a week which includes fiction and non-fiction books, magazines, religious materials, self help books and puzzles.