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