Oakland County, Michigan/Community Corrections/Programs/CBP - Cognitive Behavior Program

CBP - Cognitive Behavior Program

Sentenced - Felony

A Cognitive Behavioral program using the "Thinking Matters' Curriculum

The Thinking Matters curriculum uses a cognitive restructuring approach that teaches offenders how to identify anti-social thinking patterns that lead to repeated, illegal, negative, or destructive behaviors and assists them in developing new thinking patterns that establish pro-social core attitudes and beliefs through thinking reports and role rehearsals.

Inmates who are sentenced to, and successfully complete, the program may receive up to a 25% reduction in their jail term. The program is six weeks in length with offenders attending a total of 36 sessions. The program has open enrollment with eligible offenders starting at the beginning of each week.


  • ​Male and female inmates in the Oakland County Jail who are convicted of a felony offense, have a SGL in the straddle cell range OR score as moderate to high risk for reoffending on the COMPAS.
  • Offenders may be removed from or denied entry into the program due to inmate behavioral issues.​

There is no cost incurred by the offender.  Funding is provided by MDOC/Office of Community Alternatives State Grant.

Additional information can be provided by calling 248-858-5093 or via email.

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