Main Facility Programs

The Main Jail is a maximum-security facility with a Board Rated Capacity of 311 inmates. The Main Jail houses pretrial and sentenced inmates, male and female. The Main Jail is located at 259 Water Street, Santa Cruz.

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT GROUP
Provider: Walnut Avenue Women’s Center

This class offers group support for those who are part of families who suffer domestic violence.


FRIENDS OUTSIDE
Provider: Volunteers Center of Santa Cruz County, Friends Outside

To assist inmates conduct basic and necessary transactions while in custody, maintain outside contacts, and make appropriate referrals to community resources. Reduce the shock and stress of incarceration for inmates and those affected by their absence. To help inmates and their families maintain ties. To connect inmates and ex-offenders to local resources such as drug programs and counseling.


HIV/HEP C TESTING/COUNSELING
Provider: County of Santa Cruz, Health Services Agency

Educate inmates about HIV/AIDS prevention and provide testing and counseling to high risk offenders.


JOB SKILLS
Provider: Santa Cruz City Schools, Adult Education Program

To provide information that will enable the student to identify skills, abilities and talents that can help them become their own advocate for getting and keeping a job. An 8-week course about job skills, participants earn a Certificate of Completion.


LAW LIBRARY SERVICES
Provider: Legal Research Associates

To provide legal research assistance to inmates. Inmate legal requests are fulfilled by contractor and delivered to facilities via courier.


LIBRARY SERVICES
Provider: Santa Cruz Public Libraries Sheriff Volunteer Program

To provide reading material to inmate populations. Provide appropriate recreational reading and self-help materials.


NON-VIOLENT COMMUNICATION AND PARENTING EDUCATION
Provider: Santa Cruz Adult Education

Parenting: Provides participants with an opportunity to explore the long-range results of their discipline methods, a framework for better understanding misbehavior, and develop communication skills that fosters mutual respect and dignity. Non-Violent Communication: Provides participants with new communication skills and tools to handle conflict and resolve issues without violence.


RELIGIOUS PROGRAMS
Provider: Variety of programs and services – via Jail Chaplain

Local Churches and church members bring in Bible Study, Communion Service, Celebrate Recovery, and Prayer Groups for numerous denominations.


THERAPY GROUPS
Providers: Santa Cruz Community Counseling, Hospice of Santa Cruz, Janus of Santa Cruz, Volunteers

Therapy groups include dual diagnosis, sex offender, grief, and gang affiliation. Methadone Maintenance is provided by Janus Community clinics for patients of the methadone maintenance program prior to arrest. This group is facilitated by a licensed therapist.


TWELVE STEP PROGRAMS
Provider: Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and Alanon

Twelve Step groups are non-profit fellowships or societies for men and women for whom particular issues had become a major problem. They are people in recovery who meet regularly to help each other. Volunteers conduct group meetings, answer questions and distribute literature.


UCSC- WOMEN’S CENTER, INSIDE OUT WRITING PROJECT
Provider: University of California, Santa Cruz, Women’s Center

Writing workshops to assist the student to learn to express him or herself clearly and effectively. Students earn a certificate after attending ten workshops. Workshops include: free writing, letters, journaling and memoir writing and group participation through sharing written assignments.


WOMEN & MEN’S HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAM
Provider: Community Based Organizations

Classes on health related issues: relationships, homeless services, stress reduction, body image, reproductive health; birth control, HIV/HCV, tobacco education, harm reduction, communication/negotiations/safer sex, parenting, communicable disease, etc.


VOTING
Provider: Santa Cruz County Clerk – Elections Department

Inmates request voting materials from Elections Department. Corrections personnel deliver materials to Election Department on behalf of inmate.


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