Anoka County Community Corrections provides educational programming to help juvenile offenders achieve healthy and responsible lives.
Actions for Constructive Thinking (ACT)
Referrals to the ACT program are for first time shoplifters or property offenders who are deemed as not a serious threat to the community.
Positive Actions/Responsible Thinking (PART)
Referrals to the PART program are for more serious theft and property offenders.
Restorative Justice Program
Operated by Mediation Services for Anoka County for youth between the ages of 10-18 to learn skills on reducing anger, communicating, resolving conflict and solving problems. Outcomes help repair the harm done and address the reasons for the offense. They may meet individually or in a group with MSCA staff.
Thinking for a Change (T4C)
Thinking for a Change is a cognitive–behavioral curriculum designed to assist with changing the criminogenic thinking of offenders. T4C is a cognitive–behavioral therapy (CBT) program that includes cognitive restructuring, social skills development, and the development of problem-solving skills. The program is divided into 25 lessons (each lasting approximately 1-2 hours) or two per week for twelve weeks. Transportation assistance is available. The curriculum is designed to be implemented with small groups of 8-12 high risk offenders as an alternative to out-of-home placement.
Letter of Apology (PDF). A letter of apology is an opportunity to address the harm done to victims and the community.
Victim Impact Report (PDF). This program is operated by Mediation Services of Anoka County. Juveniles may be referred to participate in the mediation program for low level property crimes, misdemeanor assaults, disorderly conduct, or school related issues that have escalated into delinquent conduct.