Dakota Women’s Correctional Rehab Center (DWCRC) offers a variety of programming, including education and therapeutic groups and strives to implement programs that are specific to female resident needs.

Houses of Healing:
This therapeutic group covers a variety of subjects, including trauma and loss, forgiveness, remorse, resentment, relaxation and self-esteem. By permitting them to process situations that have been traumatic in their life, these components are designed to increase ones self-awareness, promoting greater inner peace, power and freedom.

Beyond Trauma:
This group is a manualized program that runs for approximately 12 weeks. Group sessions include defining trauma, the cause and effects of trauma and ways to promote both physical and emotional well being.

Level II.1 Chemical Dependency Treatment:
This program is licensed by North Dakota Department of Human Services Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse. Entry into this program requires a referral from a licensed addiction counselor. The group meets for 9 hours per week for approximately 10 weeks. This program follows the Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Substance Abuse curriculum which was developed by the University of Cincinnati Corrections Institute. The program relies on a cognitive-behavioral approach and has a heavy emphasis on skill building activities to assist with cognitive, social, emotional and coping skills development.

Coping Skills:
This program focuses on educating participants on their mental health as well as providing them with a "toolbox" of strategies that can be used to deal with stressors of everyday living in a manner that is healthy and pro-social.

Thinking For A Change:
This program was developed by the University of Cincinnati Corrections Institute and combines cognitive restructuring and cognitive skills. The curriculum covers cognitive restructuring supported by appropriate social skills while simultaneously incorporating problem solving skills. The goal of the group is to encourage participants to take charge of their lives by learning more effective ways of thinking.

Conflict Resolution:
This program was developed by the University of Cincinnati Corrections Institute and focuses on effective communication styles and ways to resolve conflict. Topics covered include resistance to change, obstacles to change, physical reactions, beliefs and attitudes, communication styles, consequences and risks. The program focuses on skill building and practice and role play for retention.

Seeking Safety:
This program presents an integrative treatment approach specifically for those who suffer PTSD and substance abuse. Topics focus on discontinuing substance use, letting go of dangerous relationships and gaining control over extreme symptoms such dissociation and self harm. The program teaches safe coping skills and helps restore ideals that have been lost including respect, care, protection and healing.

Moving On:
This program provides women with alternatives to criminal activity by helping them identify and mobilize personal and community resources. This gender-specific program addresses many risk factors that can lead to a woman's criminal behavior and focuses on 4 main themes: Encouraging personal responsibility and enhancing motivation for change; expanding connections and building healthy relationships; skill enhancement, development and maintenance; and relaxation and stress management skills.

SWMCCC stands for caring, dignity, and respect of the individual; quality service; open communications; and teamwork.