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.