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Apr 17, 2021

We do another deep dive into Dr. Ioan Durnescu's Core Correctional Skills Training Kit in this episode! Specifically, the concept of Pro Social Modelling.  Not just identifying and rewarding of pro-social behavior and attitudes, but also challenging of anti-social behaviors and the importance of the probation officer...


Apr 10, 2021

One aspect of flipping a client's Condemnation script to a Redemption script involves their ability to envision their desisted self. One way to accomplish this is by way of a tool which we model in this episode. Listen as client Henry Hill helps us model, Three Steps to a Future Crime Free Self!!      

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Apr 3, 2021

Inspired by the great work of Dr. Sarah Lewis (Penal Reform Solutions) and Kam Stevens (Black Arts Media Entertainment), this week we take a look at the importance of Service User Involvement (SUI) in our practices. Please see the links below!

Short film my Kam Stevens, Director of Black Arts Media Entertainment:   


Mar 27, 2021

To illustrate how the CJ system can better utilize proven steps of transformation to promote desistance, we travel into the future to see what a milestone for a  desisted Mia Wallace could look like. No flux capacitor required to travel through time, just sit back and enjoy...and perhaps learn a few things along the...


Mar 20, 2021

Huge thanks to Dr. Shadd Maruna for his inspiration and contributions toward this episode.  We outline his 6-Step approach to behavior transformation. How it has been used by other entities for centuries, and how we utilize it in the criminal justice system...for the worse.  But there is hope for desistance...