Detention Center Program

Detention Center Outreach (Chaves County Detention Center and Chaves County Juvenile Detention Center)

Wings for L.I.F.E. provides the valuable life-skills and education that incarcerated men and women can use to bring about positive changes in behavior. Wings for L.I.F.E. provides life-skill training, substance abuse education, relapse prevention, cognitive behavior therapy, (recovery management), health education, social responsibility, and parenting skills to help adults make the right choices in their lives and build healthy relationships with their families and the community. Wings for L.I.F.E. teaches those incarcerated how to access valuable resources in the community that provide job training, housing, legal services, and education.  Individuals are encouraged to use their time well so when discharged they can use the skills and tools needed to make changes to enable them to successfully reintegrate back into the community.

Wings provides juveniles held in detention with life-skill training that includes substance abuse education, self-reliance and self-esteem, resiliency, emotional intelligence, domestic and or dating violence prevention, co-dependency awareness, SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely), and social responsibility.  We want our young people to have the skills necessary to help them redirect their lives.  "The future of incarcerated youth is not set in stone; and, much like the young people in all our programs, there is one expectation--to grow and become principled young men and women."