Since ACCI's establishment in 1985, our Offender Responsibility course has been one of our most popular courses over the years. We have received a lot of positive feedback and comments from students whose outlook on life improved after completing the course.   After much thought, ACCI has decided to rebrand and rename this popular course. ACCI's President, Trevor Lloyd issues the following statement:   "As ACCI continues to evolve and adapt to the ongoing needs of justice-involved ... more
The American Jail Association is the largest member association for practitioners and administrations in America. They represent the collective voice to better help address the needs of jails across the country. ACCI's recent research paper entitled: The Efficacy of Self-Directed CBT Program was published in the American Jail Magazine. You can find the article on page 40 of the May / June Issue. The article provides strong evidence for an alternative method for delivering inmate programmin... more
Download White Paper Abstract The implementation of traditional group cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is accompanied by numerous challenges. Manualized cognitive behavioral therapy (MCBT) curriculum overcomes these challenges. A study sponsored by the National Institute of Justice (Duwe, 2017) found programs that increase prosocial support reduce recidivism and program costs. One of the clear advantages of the MCBT curricular approach is that it calls for the use of prosocial mentor... more
There are two separate groups that become addicted to chemicals. (1) Those who came from functional homes, where as a child they received their hierarchy of emotional needs and (2) those that didn’t. The majority of the addicted filling our jails and prisons, come from distracted homes where they were disconnected from the life force that largely determines their success in life. We must remember that our long term memory or subconscious mind is programed through repetition, trauma, and em... more