CRJ offers a number of groups throughout the year.
(see the Schedules page for our next groups)
DRIVe – Driving Responsibly in Vermont
This program is designed for individuals who have criminal charges stemming from unsafe, impaired, and/or distracted driving. This program is held every-other month at CRJ. There is a program cost of $50.
This group is open to girls 14-17 years of age. The group is comprised of ten (10), 1.5 hour sessions and is designed to foster self-esteem and positive relationship with peers. A variety of instructional methods are used such as role playing, journaling, poetry, clay, and so on. Themes include trusting ourselves, friendship, body image, goals, competition and decision-making.
This group is open to boys age 14-18. The group is comprised of ten (10), 1.5 hour sessions. The program is designed to focus on boys’ natural strengths and broaden their understanding about being a male in today’s world, challenging myths about how to be a “real boy” or real man.” The Council engages boys in activities, dialogue and self expression. Themes include identifying and preventing bullying, promoting teamwork, developing empathy, resolving conflicts, healthy competition, respecting self and others, developing leadership, and healthy relationships.
Victim Impact Classes
This group is for young offenders and is geared to help them understand the impact their actions have on others while teaching them techniques to change their behaviors.