A PILOT Community College Program Offered through the Cooperative Efforts of:
IMPERIAL VALLEY COLLEGE
IMPERIAL COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
IMPERIAL COUNTY PROBATION DEPARTMENT
IVC Pilot Program 2014-15
During academic year 2014-15, IVC will offer two courses from their Alcohol & Drug Studies program for Inside/Out students. The classes will be held at the Imperial County Day Reporting Center (former CYA facility), located at 324 Applestill Road in El Centro. The Inside/Out courses offered during 2014-15 are as follows:
Fall 2014: ADS 178 – Life Skills (1 unit). This course provides an in-depth overview of the skills to better living for those in recovery from abuse and addiction. (The class will meet for six weeks, from October 30 through December 11, 2014, on Thursdays from 2pm-4:40pm.)
Spring 2015: ADS 110 – Physiological Effects of Alcohol and Drugs (3 units). This course is designed to provide the student with information on the processing systems of the body and how they react to alcohol and drugs. This course will seek to explain where and how drugs act and why. The course will bring about an understanding of how drugs influence consciousness, mood and feeling. It will enable students to understand that both the internal and external environments have important effects on the well-being of the individual. (This class will meet for 16 weeks, on Thursdays from 1:30pm-4:40pm.)
Courses are limited to 30 students, 15 "Inside" students (students incarcerated at the Imperial County Jail) and 15 "Outside" students (IVC campus students). Students are required to register for the classes through IVC and pay the required enrollment and student fees. Inside students will receive assistance in processing registration and financial aid applications at the Imperial County Day Reporting Center.
Inside students will be selected for participation based upon eligibility requirements established by the Imperial County Sheriff's Office. Outside students will be selected in accordance with the IVC open-enrollment policy. All students, inside and out, will be required to attend an orientation regarding the program rules of conduct during the first week of class. Strict adherence to the rules of conduct will be required of all students.
Inside/Out College Program
The Inside/Out College Program is designed to provide higher educational opportunities for "inside" (incarcerated) and "outside" (campus) students which explore critical sociological issues through individual and group activities, assignments, and projects. The program is modeled after The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program developed and designed by Lori Pompa of Temple University in 1997 to bring college students and incarcerated individuals together as peers in a classroom setting that emphasizes dialogue and critical thinking.
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