Bringing Peace to Relationships
Length: 24 Modules
Typical application: Any person convicted of a domestic violence offense.
This domestic violence program that focuses on the offender’s issues of power and control. Faulty beliefs are challenged and offenders identify effects their behavior has upon others. JCS is a certified family violence intervention program in Georgia, having received certification from the Georgia Commission on family violence.
Coping With Anger
Length: 8 Modules (12 Hours)
Typical application: Intended for first or second time offenders with anger issues not domestic in nature.
This program deals with the issues of anger and inappropriate responses to anger. Participants are required to examine their beliefs as they relate to anger and are encouraged to examine different perspectives on each situation that may lead to anger. The participants identify their anger triggers and physical warning signs. Relaxation and time-outs are practiced as a method of coping with anger.
Moral Reconation Therapy
Length: 12 Modules
Typical Application: This program is designed for treatment-resistant offenders.
This cognitive-behavioral program uses twelve steps to assist offenders in reaching higher stages of moral (right vs. wrong) reasoning. These steps are utilized to address honesty, trust, acceptance, identity, repairing damaged relationships, helping others, and goal-setting. The goal of the program is to reduce recidivism.
Restorative Justice Supervision
Length: Approximately 7 hours
Typical application: Intended for first or second time offenders, intended to prevent recidivism. Class that focuses on the choices made by the offender.
This program focuses on the choices participants make and how these choices affect their lives. The exercises begin with participants drawing pictures of themselves sitting in the group, detailing the actions they took that got them there, as well as alternative actions they could have taken that might have saved them from getting in trouble. Faulty beliefs are challenged during a group discussion about whether those beliefs are fact or opinion. Participants set goals and develop an action plan to accomplish these goals. Participants are required to identify their strengths and weaknesses and how these strengths and weaknesses can assist or hinder them in accomplishing their goals as well as to stay out of trouble.
Length: Approximately 7 hours.
Typical Application: Probationers who are convicted of financial fraud or bad check charges. This program may also be taken voluntarily or referred by the court or an officer when a probationer fails to comply with court ordered financial obligations.
This program examines participants’ beliefs about money, focuses on wants versus needs, and looks at where their money comes from and where it goes. Participants set one year financial goals and develop a plan for achieving those goals.
Length: 6 Modules
Typical Application: Unemployed & under-employed offenders
This program focuses on what makes a good employee and accesses participants’ strengths and weaknesses in regards to employment. Job skills such as goal-setting, job searching, the application process, grooming, and interviewing skills are discussed and practiced. The participant develops a personal employment plan from how to prepare to apply for a job to how to maintain employment after a successful interview.
Me and My DrivingView Video
Length: One session, approximately 7 hours
Typical Application: Offenders with driving infractions
A facilitator generally partners with a local police office to challenge the beliefs and motivations behind the behavior that led to the participant’s current situation. Participants are asked to come up with alternative behaviors for the future. Costs of actions, monetarily and personally, are assessed. Personal costs are addressed through letter writing by the participant to themselves and loved ones. A power point presentation is used to give factual information on traffic issues, driving laws, crash statistics and to show actual examples of aftermath. Group discussions and interactions challenge the participants’ beliefs in regards to their driving habits.
Parenting and Family Values
Length: 12 Modules
Typical Application: Fulfills parenting class requirements but may useful in all probation cases.
This program is designed to teach positive parenting skills. Exercises include having offenders identify their values as parents and the identification of the traits of a healthy family.