From Inmate to Citizen

Understanding the excitement, fear, and challenges when transitioning from prison into the community

Do you have a loved one who is incarcerated? Incarceration affects the incarcerated individual and their loved ones after release.

Learn about:

  • Difficulties people experience transitioning from prison into the community
  • The different thinking and processing skills between someone who is incarcerated and someone who is not
  • Identify differences in prison culture and daily life
  • Increase awareness about generational trauma
  • Keys to successful reintegration
  • How to communicate with returning individuals
  • How we, as a community, can help individuals return home successfully

Limited seating. No registration required to attend.
Questions? Contact or (928) 708-0100

Prescott Valley

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 ~ 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Prescott Public Library ~ Founders Suite B
215 E. Goodwin, Prescott

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 ~ 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Prescott Valley Public Library ~ Crystal Room
7401 E. Civic Circle, Prescott Valley



Wednesday, November 7, 2018 ~ 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Cottonwood Public Safety Building ~ Multi-Purpose Room
199 S. 6th Street, Cottonwood


 Kids at Hope - Module I training

Join us in Sedona!

Kids at Hope Module I Training

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 ~ 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Sedona Red Rock High School ~ Library, 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Rd, Sedona

Hopeology – Introduction to Kids at Hope
Unleashing the Power of Kids at Hope
Presented by Deana DeWitt, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Sedona Oak Creek Unified School District & Director, Red Rock Academy

Explore the science of hope, optimism, and success and how it can be instilled in all children without exception. Learn about a strategic cultural framework and how an entire campus/organization/community can support the success of every child. Discuss practical application of evidence-based protocols in support of a child’s success.

Who should attend? YOU!

Please RSVP by Monday, March 19, 2018 to Deana DeWitt: or (928) 204-6836


 How to Recognize and Identify Drug Use

A free class for parents, educators, professionals, and interested community members

This is a free class for parents, educators, professionals, and anyone interested about:

  • Learning the types of drugs that youth are abusing today
  • Determining if a youth is under the influence of a drug or drugs other than alcohol, or the combined influence of alcohol and other drugs, or suffering from some injury or  illness that produces similar signs to alcohol/drug impairment
  • Identifying the broad category or categories of drugs inducing the observable signs and symptoms of impairment
  • Hearing a personal story of recovery from meth addiction

Facilitated by Sergeant Dan Jacobs, DRE, Camp Verde Marshal's Office

Seating is limited. Please RSVP for this free event to or (928) 708-0100.


 Motivational Interviewing Training

Learn more about this goal-oriented interviewing style

March 29 – 30, 2018
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Cottonwood Adult Probation Dept.
411 S. 14th Street, Cottonwood, AZ

What is Motivational Interviewing?

Motivational interviewing teaches interviewers how to help elicit behavior changes by helping people to explore and resolve ambivalence. It is more focused and goal-directed than other interviewing styles. The examination and resolution of ambivalence is its central purpose, and interviewers are intentionally directive in pursuing this goal.

Motivational interviewing is based upon four general principles:

  1. Express empathy
  2. Develop discrepancy
  3. Roll with resistance
  4. Support self-efficacy

Space is limited! To register email by Thursday, March 15th.

This free training is funded in part by MATFORCE.


 Parenting Education Classes

Parenting is hard work.  We're here to help.MATFORCE partners with multiple organizations to offer FREE parenting education classes across the county.

Parenting the Love and Logic Way 

A 6-week class on how to reduce the stress of parenting and raise respectful, responsible children.

Guiding Good Choices 

Find answers on how to improve the bond with your child, increase child involvement in the family, and reduce the risk of teenage drug use and other stressful behaviors in this 5-week class.

Click here to view a calendar of FREE parenting classes and workshops.

 Monthly Youth Drug and Alcohol Impact Panel


See calendar for dates and locations.


Safe Prescription Drug Disposal

During normal business hours...
Greater Prescott Area:
  • Chino Valley Police Dept.
  • Prescott Police Dept.
  • Prescott Valley Police Dept.
  • Yavapai County Sheriff's Office
Verde Valley Area
  • Camp Verde Marshal's Office
  • Clarkdale Police Dept.
  • Cottonwood Police Dept.
  • Jerome Police Dept.
  • Sedona Police Dept.
  • Yavapai County Sheriff's Office
Flyer with address and phone info

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