The Wyoming Department of Corrections (WDOC) seeks to involve all facets of the community, which includes, but is not limited to, victims and their families, programs for offenders, their families, involvement in community activities and partnerships with other criminal justice agencies.
WDOC has several community involvement programs. One of these programs is the Prison Community Partnership Committee (PCPC). It serves as a community-based conduit through which information is disseminated to and received from the public.
We are also looking for community organizations, businesses, religious groups, and others willing to work with offenders before and after release from prison.
The Wyoming Department of Corrections believes that volunteers are an essential component to programming in our correctional institutions. Therefore, we welcome volunteers in many different areas.
Volunteers promote public safety and reduce criminal behavior. Many volunteers desire to give something back to society by helping out others who are less fortunate. As a volunteer with WDOC, you encourage offenders to turn away from violence and victimization, change criminal patterns, and successfully return to society as better citizens. Correctional volunteers serve in a variety of meaningful roles:
The following is a list of programs that are currently available in Wyoming’s correctional facilities:
Want to Volunteer?
If you have an idea for a new program, please contact the facility's Volunteer Program Manager. If you want to volunteer, please complete the Volunteer Application, print and mail it to the appropriate contact person.
Please review the Volunteer Handbook
Please download the Volunteer Application
What is a PCPC?
A Prison Community Partnership Committee serves as a citizen advisory group to the correctional facility’s warden and designated Wyoming Department of Corrections representatives regarding correctional issues, activities and practices affecting their community(ies). Members are appointed for 3-year terms, serve in a volunteer capacity, and receive no financial compensation.
The goal of the WDOC is to have a PCPC for each correctional institution. The department currently has a PCPC at each of the following institutions:
Responsibilities of a PCPC
A Prison Community Partnership Committee
Any adult individual, residing or working within an affected community, may be a member of a PCPC. Ex-offenders are eligible to serve as members of PCPCs if they have been off supervision for a minimum of three years, are nominated and selected and meet all other criteria for membership. Individuals must complete an application and pass a criminal background check, and then be approved by the warden. Terms are three years.
PCPC Member Composition
Positions on a PCPC may be filled by individuals from any of the categories listed below.
To Apply for Membership
To apply for membership in a specific PCPC, read the policy (click here). Complete the application packet (click here) – General Information Sheet, Consent for Criminal Background Check, and Conflict of Interest Statement. Then, print and mail the forms to the facility concerned.
The Correctional Industries Advisory Board was created in 1999 when the Correctional Industries Program legislation passed (W.S. 25-13-101 through 107). Click here to read the full statutes.
The Board consists of seven members appointed by the Governor, each serving a three-year term. Membership on the Board includes representatives of organized labor, business, the criminal justice system and the educational community.
The Director of the Wyoming Department of Corrections and the Director of the Wyoming Department of Employment, or their designees, serve as ex-officio non-voting members of the Board.
The Board recommends to the Governor and the Department of Corrections policies for correctional industries programs following criteria in the statutes.
Community Service by Inmates