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Cognitive Behavioral Interventions

The purpose of Cognitive Behavioral Interventions (CBI) is to assist the Department of Correction in reducing recidivism through the implementation of effective correctional interventions that work with offenders.

Cognitive Behavioral Interventions (CBI) Standard Operating Procedures  - This manual provides information and guidance to all Department of Correction (DOC) staff and other criminal justice professionals facilitating a CBI curriculum in a prison facility or community corrections setting.  This manual covers topics such as Facilitator Selection and Training, Curricula, Participant Criteria, Quality Assurance/Improvement/Support, Program Assessment/Evaluation, Documentation, and Aftercare guidelines.

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CBI Facilitator Refresher Mini-conference

Seventy North Carolina CBI facilitators attended the CBI Facilitator Refresher Mini-conference in Burlington on September 15 and 16, 2003.   The conference was sponsored by the North Carolina Department of Correction, Office of Research and Planning.  The special keynote speaker, Steve Swisher, Correctional Program Specialist at the National Institute of Corrections, spoke on “Making a Difference” using the CBI program with offenders.   

Special thanks go out to our CBI Master Trainers who did a fabulous job of presenting material in the individual sessions.  Topics included: 

Cognitive Self Change                     Problem Solving

Social Skills                                       Presentation Skills   

Group Dynamics                               Data Issues

 Here are a few photographs from the event

Cognitive Behavioral Interventions Process Evaluation Report -  June 2004
Cognitive Behavioral Interventions Case Study Report -  September 2004
DOC Correction News Article, August 2000 -  "Think Before You Act"
CBI Fact Sheet - Fact Sheet November 2000
CBI Facilitator Survey - 2003 CBI Facilitator Questionnaire Results
Cognitive Behavioral Program Participation - Summary Statistics
For additional information, please contact Stephan A. Kiefer (919) 716-3087 or
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Updated on 8-18-2006


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