Making Substantive Changes in Thinking and Lifestyle
Workshop Participant's Personal
"I feel good about being in this class.
It makes me think about everything I do. Everyone should take this class." -
the best class I have ever taken, and I have taken a lot. This class opens your
eyes. Wow!" - CS
understand how to cope with my anger." - LR
the discussion, I was glad to be able to share my experiences with everyone, and I got a chance to learn from
the experiences of others. It helped me a lot.
I definitely have a desire to be a better me, to make better decisions! "-
me not to be judged, which allowed me to talk and think for myself. This course can have a super
outcome for everyone." - AJ
Compassionate and informed facilitators, thought provoking discussions, a safe environment
, and organized format contributed to my having a wonderful leaning experience in so many
highly recommend this course for everyone. "LR
course gave me a better sense of awareness of what steps I can take in my life to stay on higher ground,
especially making better decisions and never giving my power away. It helped my
self-esteem!" This class was fun and informative. I will never repeat criminal
behavior again. What a treat!" – RS
“I am so
happy. When I went to court, the Judge saw my certificate for the course I took, and it helped me
not to go to jail. Thank you! Thank you! I cannot thank you enough.”- RS
was great as far as dealing with my anger. It really helped me to understand how I can evolve trouble."
highlighted and touched upon what really was affecting me. I have a better undestanding of what steps I
need to take to have happiness and success in my life." N.S.
other people's experiences helped me to feel not so alone, and that I could change."
was more than helpful as far as stepping outside myself and seeing the larger picture, and knowing the
facilitators and the workbook were terrific." C.M.
"I like the
class so much I would like to take the class again." S.G.
Advocates: Professional Comments and
programs give the court a way to help people to get what they need early, not when they're on
Beaudin, Superior Court Justice
"I see many
types of repeat offenders coming through the system but shoplifting is one area where education can turn a
Eddy, Prosecuting Attorney
“Rehabilitation should be the primary goal of the juvenile
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court
without education is not enough. Education is
prevention... and a tool we need to help people become more responsible.”
Jensen, Chief Probation Officer
Attention - Evidence-Based
Statistics Regarding Offenders Participation
in Cognitive Behavior Restructuring Programs
State Probation and Parole
From March -
December 2010, the rate of recidivism decreased by approximately 95%.
- 2010 approximately 93% of offenders were not sent back to prison.
County Juvenile Probation Court
- 2007, an average of approximately 77% of offenders had no new charge.
County Justice Court, Utah
- 2005, an average of 57% decrease in filings of the targeted population.
groups who participated, one group consisted of 70% who had a strong cognitive experience; one group
consisted of an average of 20% who had a good cognitive experience; and one group consisted of an average of
10% who indicated little or no change in their cognition or willingness to
- 2000 an average of 96%
of offenders did not repeat the offense.