The Misdemeanor Offenses curriculum addresses the needs of individuals who have entered the court system for a wide variety of misdemeanor offenses. Building on a foundation of activities and components, the curriculum helps individuals learn how to avoid negative influences, handle stress and take responsibility for their decisions. This skills-based curriculum is designed for first-time offenders.

The Adult Misdemeanor Offenses workbooks are available in English and Spanish.

Approximate Length
Level 1 – 8 hours
Level 2 – 14 hours

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the process of changing negative behavior.
  • Discover how attitudes can override values.
  • Understand how to avoid negative influences.
  • Develop a plan to alter present negative behavior.
  • Establish positive, goal-directed behavior patterns.
  • Make a firm commitment never to repeat as a criminal offender.
  • Utilize the Personal Awareness Journal™.

This curriculum includes Cog Talk™, a free reference guide that divides each curriculum into two-hour sessions, provides specific homework assignments and additional open-ended questions to continue curriculum-specific conversation outside of the group setting.

View a sample component from the Adult Misdemeanor Offenses workbook.