Guns, tasers, barbed wire and jails cells are essential to ensure public safety but they do very little to help inmates make a positive change in their thinking and behavior. When budgets fall short and correctional facilities function with less and less money, one of the first things to get cut is prison programs for inmates. As a result, the root causes of criminal behavior are not addressed and as a society we pay the price in more ways than one.
ACCI is the nations leader in developing self-directed cognitive life skills curriculum which requires offenders to do the work. We have learned that teaching does not always equal learning! When the offenders are going through our curriculum there is a sense of ownership and empowerment that translates into longer lasting cognitive change.
We have learned that many inmates are willing to make a change in their life and not become a repeat offender but lack the skills, knowledge and/ or encouragement to do so. We hope to make our prison and jail programs (cognitive lifeskills curriculum) available to a wider range of offenders who are ready for a change!