SOURCE: Corrective Education Company

Corrective Education Company

December 06, 2013 14:34 ET

CEC Launches New Education Program for Juvenile Petty Crime Offenders

Company Partners With BYU Professors for Program Content Focused on Reducing Juvenile Recidivism

OREM, UT--(Marketwired - Dec 6, 2013) -  Corrective Education Company (CEC) today released CEC Refocus, a new juvenile education program built around cognitive restructuring and life skills with the purpose of reducing recidivism among juveniles. Refocus and CEC Restore, CEC's online education program for adult petty crime offenders, are part of CEC's restorative justice program, which provides successful, equitable and efficient alternatives to judicial prosecution. Refocus uses modern technology and rich media that has proven be more impactful for juveniles. CEC will soon announce a technology partnership to enhance the juvenile experience.

Darrell Huntsman, Founder and CEO of CEC, stated, "The needs of juveniles are inherently different than adults. Therefore, they require a different approach to cognitive restructuring and life skills that is tailored to their inchoate values during these formative years."

The core of Refocus consists of extensive research done with juveniles to identify the most effective means of influencing their behavior. CEC teamed up with Brigham Young University (BYU) social science professors to generate the program content.

BYU Psychology professor Sam Hardy said this about the program "CEC has sown together ideas from social sciences with practical wisdom to develop and implement a program with the potential to not only reduce recidivism but improve lives. I think students who put time and effort into this program will enjoy it, learn from it, and see benefits from applying it."

About CEC
CEC works with individuals, retailers, government officials, law enforcement agencies, security firms, parents and schools to provide a successful, equitable and more efficient alternative to judicial prosecution. Using innovative technology and proven online educational tools, CEC is building accountability that drives changes, unites communities and promotes trust. CEC's retail loss prevention program reduces shrink, enhances retailers' loss prevention efforts without adding any costs or complexities to current programs, and decreases government workload related to petty crimes. The program also includes a self-guided online life-skills course that provides offenders with the tools and training they need to move beyond past mistakes. For more information, visit www.correctiveeducation.com.

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