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Adult Detention Center Programs

Realign Restart Initiative

Cobb Works, in partnership with Cobb County Jail, Construction Ready and Chattahoochee Technical College have implemented a re-entry initiative within the Cobb County Jail. This re-entry initiative addresses a critical need within the community. To reduce recidivism, the project establishes a workforce development education, employment and training program co-located in the Cobb County Jail. The program improves incarcerated individual's outcomes, raise education and skill levels and create a skilled and talented pipeline for local employers. This outsourced initiative that focuses on the GED program and the Construction ready program.

GED Program (General Education Diploma)

The GED curriculum, which includes four subject areas, requires a score of 145 or higher. Upon entering the program, detainees are enrolled in the placement test to determine their educational level. Instructors tailor instructional time to keep detainees engaged and schedule testing when the detainees were ready. After 40 hours of instructional time, detainees take post-test to measure their progress if they had not already taken and passed their GED.

Construction Ready Program

Equipping individuals with valuable skills and opportunities for a brighter future. This initiative provides detainees with comprehensive training in construction trades, preparing them for successful reentry into society. By fostering skills and dedication, we're building more than structures—we're rebuilding lives.

 

The below programs are in-house programs conducted by counselors within the Cobb County Sheriff's Office.

How to Navigate Probation

When a probation sentence is ordered, the detainee must agree to follow a specific set of rules for the duration of the probationary period. Failure to do so will result in a probation violation, and they will be required to complete their sentence in jail or continue probation with further restrictions. This class is geared towards helping them understand the probation sentences and the requirements for successful completion of the terms and to prevent them from violating these terms. 

Veteran's Assistance Program

The Incarcerated Veterans Program is designed to address the readjustment and reentry needs of veterans returning to society following a period of incarceration.

Anger Management

This class is designed to help detainees to understand that suppressing or denying their emotions isn't healthy; but instead learning to recognize, understand, and express their emotions in healthy ways. By mastering anger management techniques, they gain greater control over their emotions and respond to challenging situations with clarity and composure.
  • Duration: 6-week program
  • Frequency: Meet twice a week
  • Session Length: 2 hours per session
  • Completion: Certificate of completion provided

Parenting 101

Parenting and co-parenting classes, designed to equip incarcerated parents with essential strategies, coping mechanisms and knowledge necessary for enhancing family dynamics to ensure effective collaboration upon their release.

  • Duration: 6-week program
  • Frequency: Meet twice a week
  • Session Length: 2 hours per session
  • Completion: Certificate of completion provided