In-Custody Programs

The Transition is Much Easier when it Starts Within

Our restorative justice programs provide classes and workshops to the San Luis Obispo County to empower learning and positive community engagement for all.

Alternatives to Violence

Experiential workshops empowering people to lead more nonviolent lives.

Art Class

Local artists work with women impacted by crime to reflect and process their experiences through the medium of art.

Computer Programming

Through the empowering experience of creating their own computer program, people in custody learn the skills to program in Python through out 5 to 6 weeks.

Garden Project

Garden group works together with Honor Farm inmates to plant, nurture, and harvest fresh, organically grown vegetables, fruits, and herbs.

Therapeutic Music Program

The use of musical intervention to help people in custody reflect and process their experiences.

Restorative Justice Program

This circle process is based on the RJ principle that "hurt people hurt people." Participants gain powerful new insights into themselves and their own need for healing. What we don't transform, we transmit!

Spiritual Counseling & Sunday Services

Spiritual Group reflects on spirituality as a source of healing and hope. Sunday services are offered.

Thinking for a Change

Evidence based cognitive behavioral training is provided to County Jail Residents to help them develop life and problem solving skills.

Yoga & Meditation Classes

Certified yoga and meditation instructors lead classes to help County Jail Residents improve their flexibility and discover peace of mind.

One-on-One Spiritual Counseling

Community members counsel individuals one on one and reflect on spirituality as a source of healing and hope.


Community AA and NA Members provide 12 step Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous groups.

Alternatives to Violence

Experiential workshops empowering people to lead more nonviolent lives.

Art Program

Art classes and projects for the youth to encourage creative self-expression and a way to process their life experiences.

Bible Study

Bible study and prayer for youth with an interest in Christianity with volunteers from Central Coast Youth for Christ and Shoreline Calvary Chapel.

Birthday Event

Every youth in the facility is treated with a cupcake and those with birthdays receive a card and song from the volunteers.

Book Club

Book club meets to discuss books chosen for their relevance, appeal, and educational value. Funding for these books is provided by generous volunteers, United Way Youth Board and donations from the SLO County Public Library.

Chess Club

Chess club provides youth with a stimulating yet rewarding activity that improves memory, problem-solving skills, and ability to think ahead.

Creative Writing

Creative writing program teaches youth self-expression, literary concepts, and writing styles.

Library Program

Book donations are screened, catalogued, and tracked rotating books between storage and housing units.

Music Program

Instructors provide one-on-one, or small group sessions, of guided music lessons.

Ping Pong Program

Youth get to participate in this sport that puts coordination, quickness, and strategy to the test against their peers and our wonderful volunteers!

Pro-Social Sports & Games

Includes stretching, warm-ups, and sports in the yard, where youth learn sportsmanship, teamwork, and healthy competition.

Raise the Ruff

Woods Humane Society provides a monthly educational program to the youth at Juvenile Hall, educating on different topics such as dog body language, showing kindness to dogs, responsible care, and more. The youth then spend time socializing with the dogs brought over from Woods that day.

Street Law

Advances justice through education programs that empower in-custody people with the legal and civic knowledge, skills, and confidence to bring about positive change for themselves and others.

Sunday Service

Scripture Sunday Service with Bible readings, music, and communion.


Youth receive assistance with schoolwork. When schoolwork is completed, we play cards and visit.

Yoga & Meditation

Gentle yoga and meditation sessions promote body awareness, physical health, and mindfulness.