Criminal Thinking Intervention Class

posted Jun 28, 2015, 6:03 PM by Character Restoration   [ updated Feb 3, 2018, 3:29 PM ]
  • Research evidence based practices: Monica Solinas-Saunders, PhD, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Indiana University Northwest to be an “innovative evidenced based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) model”. She further describes our program, “The CAT curriculum primarily focuses on cognitive behavioral strategies that target the offender’s crimogenic propensity. The curriculum mirrors the two primary goals of the program: leading the clients to moral reasoning (or the ability to distinguish right from wrong) and accountability (or the ability to take responsibility for their own actions)”.

  • We respect our clients: Court mandated and voluntary clients are accepted and treated equally. Our common sense approach is simple and respects the dignity of our clients.

  • No waiting list: All our classes are open ended so new clients can start at any time.

  • Low client fees: All of our programs are low cost direct fee for service. No health insurance coverage is required. No client is ever turned away due to inability to pay (listen to our toll free message system for volunteer opportunities). Our fees are actually less than most health insurance deductibles and co-pays. No insurance or employer benefit programs are required to obtain our services. 

  • Accountable Reporting to Referral Sources: We are experienced in working with criminal justice offenders. We understand accountability is vital when conducting effective forensic intervention. We have developed our own custom computerized database reporting system. Thus, we take great pride in our impeccable track record of providing timely documentation and reporting. Our computerized system automatically generates reports:

    1. When a new client enrolls.

    2. Monthly status update verifying attendance of all active clients.

    3. When a client violates the terms of their enrollment agreement and is unsuccessfully discharged.

    4. When a client successfully completes their program.

  • Indiana Risk Assessment System (IRAS-CST): This program is an excellent option for anyone scoring at a moderate to high-risk level on the Indiana Risk Assessment System: Community Supervision Tool (IRAS-CST). CAT is especially suitable for those with an elevated score on domain seven, Criminal Attitudes and Behavioral Patterns. Our agency is are longer just a domestic violence program.

  • By attending only one 90-120 minute class weekly for a minimum of 26 weeks class participants learn how to:

    1. Treat others how I would want to be treated...even if others don’t.

    2. Act appropriately even if I’m upset, hurt, angry, or afraid.

    3. Problem solving to make healthy choices in very difficult and challenging situations.

    4. Feel confident and not doubt their self when doing the right thing.

    5. Stay calm and respond appropriately in tense situations.

    6. Do the moral and right thing no matter what.

    7. Practice integrity consistently.

    8. Accept they can make good choices and change their life for the better.