Alternatives To Violence
Demonstrate to offenders the positive ways to deal with anger and arguments. Inform offenders the difference between anger and aggression; aggression and assertiveness.
Criteria for Participation:
Offenders with a propensity for violent behavior or are in danger of experiencing violent behavior.
- To increase offender’s awareness of the causes and effects of violence.
- To increase the offender’s awareness of their own risk of becoming victims of homicide.
- To enable offenders to identify the factors that lead to violence.
- To help offenders realize that violent behavior is a choice, with negative short-term and long-term consequences.
- To illustrate to offenders that violence is preventable.
- To assist offenders in learning that anger is a normal part of life, and that anger can be expressed and channeled in healthy, constructive ways.
- To enable offenders to identify positive ways to express anger.
- To encourage offenders to think about alternatives to violence in conflict situations.
- To identify ways to de-escalate or avoid fights.
The facilitator for Alternatives To Violence is Jill Parker – Public Health, Dayton & Montgomery County
From 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Reibold Building, 117 S. Main Street, 10th Floor. Please check the CJS calendar for meeting dates.