The Cognitive Behavioral Program utilizes the "Thinking Matters" curriculum and includes lectures, videos, verbal presentations, class work, and homework assignments. Group sessions are held for approximately 2 hours a day, 4 days a week, for a 6-week long period. Assignments and presentations are completed on an individual basis allowing for an open-ended class structure.
The program is held in the Monroe County Jail Facility and sessions focus on cognitive self-change, identification of barriers to change, drug education, recognizing high-risk situations, handling urges and social pressure, anger management, and building a support system.
Upon successful completion, most offenders are eligible for up to a 30-day incarceration reduction, if approved by their sentencing judge. The Monroe Salvation Army Harbor Light administers this program.
- Score moderate to high in the overall risk scales or moderate to high in a minimum of needs scales, including criminal thinking, criminal personality, criminal involvement and/or substance abuse - Offenders will be deemed eligible if/when they are convicted of a felony sex offense
- Be psychologically and physically able to participate in the program