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I am writing in regards to my friend. I've know her for about 15 years, and have seen her spiral into sadness, anger and depression over the past few years. I can't believe the changes she has made over the past month since doing the Anger Management course. She is happier, deals with frustrations much more effectively, and has removed herself from the elements in her life that had taken her into the dark place she was in. I wanted to take the time to say thank you for helping my friend come back to the person she was, so she can be a better friend, daughter and most importantly, MOTHER. Your course has made such a positive impact on her life, she is so much happier. Thank you!
Female, age 33, unknown, New Directions Anger Management

Criminogenic Needs

Sometimes recycling is not a great idea!      

Criminogenics is the study of specific needs that must be addressed in order to habilitate criminal offenders and achieve lower recidivism rates. Criminogenic studies show that offenders cycle through the current criminal justice/probation system at the rate of 70% - 90%!

The following diagram illustrates the extent to which ACCI's currciulm addresses the main criminogenic risk factors for offenders.

The following diagram illustrates the importance of an effective cognitive restructuring program that can successfully intervene in offenders' self-defeating thoughts and behaviors.

Criminal Justice Agencies

* Although the criminal justice system doesn't address core criminogenic needs, it still remains the most important deterrent against crime.

** This group does address core criminogenic needs. But recidivism rates remain high.


ACCI curriculum addresses the following dynamic risk factors (criminogenic needs) in the development of its cognitive life skills curriculum:



No matter what is said, the truth is in the results. If your program can not substantially reduce recidivism rates by 20% -30%, then the truth is, it is not effective regardless of what the brochure says.