FAMILY SERVICES DIVISION

The Nevada Department of Corrections has a Family Services Division designed to address concerns of inmates and their families.

Program Officer I, Ronda Larsen, serves as the point of contact for all inmate-related correspondence and phone inquiries from families. She ensures that issues are investigated and properly addressed. Ms. Larsen has many years experience in corrections administration and provides families with accurate, up-to-date information regarding their Inmate. She is trained to answer questions pertaining to all aspects of the incarceration process. Ideas and suggestions for improvement are forwarded to the NDOC Director for consideration.

Please contact Ronda Larsen Directly at:

P.O. Box 7011, Carson City, NV 89702
Phone: (775) 887-3367 - Fax: (775) 887-3253
Hours:7:30 AM to 4:30 PM, M-F
info@doc.nv.gov

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Ridge House, Inc

 

                                     http://www.ridgehouse.org/

The Ridge House is a recovery-oriented system of care that provides comprehensive residential and out-patient assistance for individuals struggling with addiction. Through compassionate services and strategic programming, our clients are able to succeed in their recovery and become productive, law-abiding members of society.

Upcoming CAPSTONE graduation dates:  August 3, 2018 and Nov. 2, 2018

 

Freedom House Sober Living

 

 

 

 

                                                              http://www.freedomhousesoberliving.com/

 

Our mission right from the beginning has been to create an environment for those in recovery to learn to live with a quality of life they have forgotten or never experienced before. 

Our founders have built their communities with the deep compassion and commitment for the finest services about how to achieve a first class quality of life for their clients.

 

Sesame Street
Sesame Street
1 in 28 children in the United States have a parent in state or federal prison.

Unfortunately, few resources exist to support young children and families coping with this life-changing circumstance. These children have to deal with the confusion, shame, and anger that accompany the sudden absence of a parent. The 2.7 million children with an incarcerated parent share similar experiences, but they don’t often feel comfortable talking about them. Their parents and caregivers don’t often know how to begin the conversation, and at times discourage children from mentioning it to other adults in their life, such as teachers and extended family.

In order to support children with an incarcerated parent and help them persevere through such a challenging experience, Sesame Workshop launched the Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration initiative. The bi-lingual (English/Spanish) resources include videos and a storybook for children to help support and comfort them, videos and guides for parents and caregivers to help them find the language to talk about incarceration with their children, and a resource for the incarcerated parent that highlights the importance of communication.
My Journey Home

 

 

   

 http://myjourneyhomenv.org/

Each year, thousands of inmates are released from prisons and jails in northern Nevada without guidance or resources to help them transition back into society. Among them are military veterans who may be ineligible for VA benefits and services. My Journey Home provides these ex-felons with that desperately needed support.

 

Divine Family Resources Center
Divine Family Resources Center
Divine Family Resources Center provides Housing Assistance, Basic Living Skills, Vocational training, Mental health and Substance abuse counseling, Job referrals, Mentoring, and Leadership workshops. We provide services to low income families, homeless veterans, youth and young adults between the ages of 11-25 years old that are at risk of joining gangs, going to prison, and/or becoming high school drop outs. Our goal is to develop and empower our clients to become positive leaders and responsible adults.

The mission of Divine Family Resource Center is to develop the total person; spirit, mind and body through character-development programs that build strong kids, strong families, and strong communities .

We are empowering people to reach their potential by providing comprehensive development services in a diverse and caring environment.
Friends and Family of Incarcerated Persons
Friends and Family of Incarcerated Persons
The primary purpose and focus of the Friends and Family of Incarcerated Persons, Inc. (FFIP) is to help those who are left behind when society removes our loved ones from us. Our group provides a forum for open discussion about the problems we encounter. The friends and family can move past the stigma and connect with others having similar experiences.
Prison the Hidden Sentence
Prison the Hidden Sentence
The purpose of this blog is to educate and empower those who have loved ones in prison. Raising awareness one story at a time.
Aha! Parenting
Aha! Parenting
Are you looking for that Aha! Moment to transform your child’s behavior, or maybe your own?

Whether you’re wondering how to handle a specific challenge, just figuring out your child-raising approach, or ready to tear your hair out, you’ve come to the right place.