Teaching Honesty, Accountability & Self-Control to Offenders
The core components of the Corrections program teach both adult and juvenile offenders to understand and practice skills through character development and social emotional learning. Workshops consisting of videos, discussions and promise planning help them to recognize that self-control is not easy and to understand cause and effect.
The Corrections Program has been found to improve conduct in the prison and reduce recidivism. Through our speeches, workshops, videos, book club, lesson plans and activities, program participants learn to better understand the consequences of their actions and strengthen their character. The overall culture of the facilities changes as offenders learn to apply skills and tactics to assist them in keeping their promises, taking accountability, and working on their self-control.
As a father and a human being, I made the promise to live up to my word. Many of the offenders at Pendleton did not have that as an example. To be successful you need to keep your promise and the because I said I would program’s goal is to provide an understanding, tools, and resources of making and keeping promises”Jeff King, Community Involvement Director/Legion Advisor, Pendleton Correctional Facility
Adult Corrections Program
In this program, offenders have the opportunity to learn new habits and tactics and gain a deeper understanding about making and keeping promises, self-control, compassion, contemplation, sacrifice, hope, accountability and honesty and begin to apply them in new and meaningful ways. Because I said I would has 12 corrections workshops available for you to download at no cost. These lessons provide exciting and engaging materials that corrections staff can easily use. Workshop downloads include educational videos, engaging activities, accountability meetings, and volunteer project ideas.
Juvenile Corrections Program
The Juvenile Corrections Program focuses on social-emotional learning and interpersonal problem solving to teach youth offenders to practice life skills like self-control, accountability, and honesty. Participants learn habits and tactics to help improve behavior and appropriately manage emotions. Participants also learn to better understand the consequences of their actions and strengthen their character.
Promises made and kept can make a difference, no matter how small. Adults and juveniles participating in our corrections workshops develop a habit of personal accountability, learn to live their lives through a code of honor, and learn to keep their word to make a positive impact on not only their correctional facility, or juvenile detention facility, but also the community and their families and friends.