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Inside/Out College Program


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Inside/Out College Program 2016-17

During academic year 2016-17, IVC will offer two courses in the 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 2016-17 are as follows:

Fall 2016:  ADS 200 – Family Counseling Approaches to Alcohol and Drug Abuse (3 units).  This course is designed to present basic ideas and theories about family dynamics, particularly as they apply to the family of the substance abuser, and to explore strategies for counseling the client's family.  The approach is highly experiential in format and students will participate in exercises frequently to incorporate new skills and theory.  (CUS)  (The class will meet for 16 weeks, on Thursdays from 1pm-4:10pm.) 

Spring 2017: ADS 240 - Ethics and Legal Standards in Addiction Counseling (3 units). This course reviews the ethical and legal standards required by the industry, state entities, or federal entities and affecting the practice of addiction prevention and addiction counseling of adults and minors.  The course will address specific requirements of the judicial system, the Department of Children's Protective Services, the Department of Adult Protective Services, and the Department of Mental Health. (CSU)  (This class will meet for 16 weeks, on Thursdays from 1:00pm-4:10pm.)  

Program Requirements

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. 

For More Information Contact: 
IVC Inside/Out Program Coordinator:  Eduardo Pesqueira at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 760-355-5708 
ICSO Inside/Out Program Coordinator:  Gaylla A. Finnell at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 760-791-0729  

Inside/Out College Program

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