Division of Special Programs and Populations
The Special Programs and Populations Division consist of WSD Library Services, Volunteer Services, Digital Learning and the Health and Wellness initiative.
The SPP division is dedicated to offering programs that specifically target and support the needs all our stakeholders. We develop and provide high quality services and instruction which are customized to meet the needs of each individual population. For incarcerated individuals, we offer a wide array of innovative programs that provide new opportunities in education and self-improvement. For staff members and incarcerated individuals, we are initiating health and wellness programs that will offer a comprehensive suite of innovative healthy strategies and activities.
The SPP division is committed to building support systems that will change behaviors and encourages individuals to adopt positive, sustainable lifestyle choices.
Library Services offer offenders a wide variety of books, reference collections, and materials in support of educational programs, as well as recreational reading. Librarians and clerks operate unit libraries and maintain library inventories. Librarians promote the use of libraries with library orientations, poetry contests, book reports, art contests and essay contests. They also maintain newspaper and magazine subscriptions at each library.
People helping people is the essence of volunteering in correctional education. Volunteers are active on advisory boards and committees, in education, vocational and life skills training. Correctional volunteers:
1. Provide assistance with specific activities and programs.
2. Promote personal growth and development.
3. Help facilitate an offender's reentry into the community.