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 (775) 977-5500


    Community Resources



    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.



    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.




    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.




    The purpose of this blog is to educate and empower those who have loved ones in prison.  Raising awareness one story at a time.






    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.

      Attn: Ronda Larsen

      P.O. Box 7011, Carson City, NV 89702
      Phone: (775) 977-5500 - Fax: (775) 887-3253
      Hours:7:30 AM to 4:30 PM, M-F