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.