Misdemeanor Program

This program is designed to address the needs of individuals who have entered the court system for a variety of offenses. The broad scope of the curriculum addresses issues most commonly encountered by offenders. By building a new foundation based on acceptable values, attitudes and behavior, participants learn how to avoid negative influences, handle stress and take responsibility for their behavior. This skills-based program is highly effective with first-time offenders.

During the Misdemeanor Offense program, participants will: 

1. Understand the process of changing negative behavior. 
2. Discover how attitudes can override values. 
3. Learn how to avoid negative influences. 
4. Develop a plan to alter present negative behavior. 
5. Establish positive, goal-directed behavior patterns. 
6. Make a firm commitment never to repeat as a criminal offender.