Life Employment and Skills Program for Felons - (LESP)
Oakland County, MichiganCommunity CorrectionsLife Employment and Skills Program for Felons - (LESP)

Life Employment and Skills Program for Felons - (LESP)

Sentenced - Felony - PA511 Eligible

Program Information

This program is designed for in-custody felony offenders who have a history of past criminal conduct and substance abusing behavior. A willingness to examine these issues within themselves is an essential component of the program. For inmates sentenced to the program their jail term will be reduced by 25% upon completion.

The program admits new members on a weekly basis, wherein the offender participates in group meetings over a six-week period, and learns the basic skills found in the "Thinking Matters" curriculum.  This methodology is used to challenge offenders to examine how their belief and value system shape their behavior. This structured program will focus on:

  • teaching new ways of thinking to precipitate self-change.
  • achieving self-control and positive change.
  • understanding distortions in thinking, and identifying criminal thought patterns.
  • participating in a variety of exercises and completing homework assignments is required.

The Central Intake and Assessment Unit  will conduct an assessment on all potential program participants, and enrolls offenders.



​The felony offenders current charges should meet the eligibility requirements of PA511


​There is no cost incurred by the offender

Contact  ​**Further information can be provided by calling 248-858-4034**