A person’s failure to control their anger is a common factor in violent crime. Some experts have estimated as many as 20 percent of Americans suffer from anger management problems. Helping offenders understand anger and learn how to deal with it is also useful in drug court and community correctional programs and in helping clients who are resistant to treatment. Correctional Counseling, Inc., provides evidence-based programs and materials that can help clients recognize, overcome and control anger management challenges, thereby reducing criminal activity.
Coping with Anger is offered weekly at the LaPorte County Jail currently for females. The books and time are donated as a pilot program.
Mrs. Tyra Robinson-Walker is the Director of Treatment at the LaPorte County Jail.
LaPorte County Jail Group Criteria
- Ladies are willing participants of the class by filling out a request form to do so.
- Ladies should have at least 2 months of incarceration left to serve at time of request.
- The MRT® group at LaPorte County Jail is a 20-30 week class.
- Groups are facilitated, with a workbook for each participant, where changing behavior, beliefs, and habits related to substance abuse and being re-arrested, are the primary goals. Higher Moral reasoning is achieved leading to better life choices.
- Ladies are screened by the jail’s classification system for appropriateness in a low level class setting and any conflict of issues.
- Ladies arrested for substance abuse related issues are encouraged to participate.
- This class is facilitated by D.E. “Sonshine” Troche, owner of Behavioral Concepts Inc. and founder of Worthy Women Recovery Home Inc.