Think Smart

The Think Smart Program is operated by Prisons as a crime prevention program. Carefully selected and trained minimum custody offenders speak in schools, to civic groups and to other public gatherings relating the personal experiences that led to their confinement.

Criteria for Participation
Minimum custody offenders volunteer to participate in the program and are selected by Prisons staff.

Adult offenders may not be brought to a juvenile detention center to speak or provide a Think Smart presentation. Court-ordered probationer tours for juvenile offenders (accused or adjudicated in the juvenile justice system) may not take place at any prison in our state.

Program Operation
North Carolinians wanting to schedule a Think Smart presentation may contact the local minimum security prison's Think Smart coordinator or the Prisons Office of Citizen Participation. Local law enforcement crime prevention officers or Prisons staff accompany offenders to the presentation.

The phone number for the Prisons Office of Citizen Participation is 919-838-3613.