Northern Nevada Transitional Housing (NNTH)


Visiting Information

225 Sunshine Lane
Reno, Nevada 89502
(775) 688-1140

    Administrative Staff

    Harold Wickham, Warden
    Lisa Walsh, Associate Warden
    Lt. Stacy Branham, Facility Manager

      Historical

      In 1979, the State Legislature passed a law authorizing the establishment of a Restitution Center Program for non-violent, non-sex offender inmates who are within one year of term expiration or parole eligibility. Through this program, these inmates are given the opportunity to establish employment in the community to better prepare them for release and to address court-ordered fees, fines, and restitution obligations. In October 1979, the Northern Nevada Restitution Center opened in Reno with four residents. In August 1987, the Northern Nevada Restitution Center had a maximum capacity of 48 male and 12 female residents. In April 1993, NNRC was moved to its last location and housed up to 103 inmates, male only. NNRC's last day of occupancy was on October 23, 2015.

      In 2005, Assembly Bill 299 passed the Legislature, paving the way for a partnership with the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony and the Department of Corrections for a land swap between the two parties. Northern Nevada Transitional Housing is the product of that partnership.

        Staffing

        Northern Nevada Transitional Housing is operated with 11 staff members: 

        • 1 Facility Manager, (Correctional Lieutenant)
        • 2 Casework I staff
        • 1 Accountant III
        • 1 Maintenance Worker II
        • 1 Correctional Sergeant
        • 5 Correctional Officers

          Capacity

          96 males
          16 females (in the future)

            Programs: Vocational Training, Educational Opportunities, and Treatment Services

            Vocational Training includes all training authorized by the department that is available in the community. Educational opportunities include the pursuit of a GED, high school diploma, college certificates of achievement, and associate, baccalaureate and master's degrees. Treatment services can be utilized in the community, to include substance abuse counseling and AA/NA.