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by Nancy Burghart — last modified May 15, 2023 01:44 PM
The following are programs and services available at Norton Correctional Facility:

As with other facilities under the management of the Secretary of Corrections, education, health services and food services are provided through contracts with private vendors. 

NCF currently has Vocational Education programs including Building Maintenance, Carpentry, and Medium Vocations [manufacturing skills], available.  Staff from Colby Community College and through Greenbush offer Academic Education classes to residents that include reading, writing, science, and math.  Learned skills are applied to testing for their GED.

Residents also gain employment skills and a strong work ethic through participation in community service work, and NCF's prison-based and non-prison based private industries programs including Wilkens at Stockton, KS.

NCF also offers resident programs which include physical and Behavioral Health services, and resident self-help programs such as Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous. 

RADAC is also a program offered at NCF for minimum and medium custody offenders.  RADAC is a Substance Abuse Program.   This 39 session Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Substance Abuse is a curriculum designed for individuals who are moderate to high need in the area of substance abuse.  The class is taught by RADAC Staff.  This class relies on a cognitive-behavioral approach to teach participants strategies for avoiding substance abuse.  There are six modules that consist of Motivational Engagement, Cognitive Restructuring, Emotional Regulation, Social Skills, Program Solving, and Relapse Prevention.

NCF's Behavioral Health Department provides individual and group therapy for residents including therapy groups covering such areas as anger management, dialectical behavior therapy, Fundamental Lessons in Psychology, lifestyle change, relationships, and a parenting group.

In addition, NCF partners with a community organization through the Second Chance Homeless Pet Society to provide basic dog obedience training and grooming for dogs that are placed up for adoption upon completion of the program.

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