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Joliette-Lanaudière CRC

The CRC is a community organization supporting the social reintegration of adult offenders by leading them to become autonomous and responsible citizens, while involving the community in the social reintegration process.

Our programs

  • CRC Joliette-Lanaudière

    Approach

    The CRC’s approach aims to make the offender accountable for the choices they made and guide them towards an appropriate alternative behaviour. Our intervention is on both the offender and the environment, as both are interlinked.

    The CRC’s program is anchored on support, guidance, monitoring and different in-house programs. It is characterized by a structural intervention facilitating individual and group interventions.

    In groups, the residents are taught to respect day-to-day codes of conduct and rules for a better understanding of the laws, and how to respect the group, his surroundings and environment.

    Individually, the residents must identify the behaviours that led them to act on their impulses. Objectives are established through an intervention plan. This plan is used as the frame of reference to facilitate social reintegration.

    Exclusion criteria

    • Individuals in a state of psychiatric disorganization
    • Individuals in need of closed withdrawal treatment for over one month
    • Individuals considered as repeat pedophiles
    • Individuals who are known members of an organized crime organization
    • Individuals using a wheelchair

    Capacity

    20 places (Federal: 6/Provincial: 14)

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  • Paternity

    Objectives

    • Share and discuss on one’s parental abilities (strengths and weaknesses).
    • Develop parental skills, such as communication, parental commitment and using the available resources to improve the parent/child relationship
      Reach fathers and highlight their role.
    • Promote cooperation between the participants (in groups) who have lived, or are living, similar situations.

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  • Literacy training

    Program giving the opportunity to undereducated residents to learn how to read, write and count.

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  • Themed evenings

    Mandatory activity for every resident on each Tuesday.

    The evening is divided in two parts:

    • Activities hosted by CRC workers or by external resources on subject such as physical activities, drug addiction, budgeting, physical health, suicide, etc.
    • Residents’ meeting.

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  • Conduite-vie

    Objectives

    • Raise accountability on reckless driving (road rage, driving without a licence, driving under the influence).
    • Reduce the rate of impaired drivers.
    • Prevent recidivism within the participants.
    • Raise awareness on the consequences of impaired driving.
    • Improve the participants’ thought process when it comes to driving under the influence.
    • Identify tools to prevent impaired driving.
    • Raise awareness on other types of inappropriate behaviour while driving.

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  • Motivation cycle

    Objectives

    • Help unmotivated residents work of their issue(s) with tools and exercises: verbalizing their act, identifying deviant behaviour, knowing the consequences of their acts on themselves, their kin, their victim and society.
    • Knowing one’s needs and take responsibility for one’s choices.
    • Activate the residents’ thought process to lead them towards a desire to change their behaviour.
    • Prepare them to the changes and develop an action plan.

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  • Skills retention

    Objectives

    • Develop the resident’s ability to properly communicate with their surroundings.
    • Facilitate how to identify and use good communication tools.
    • Raise the residents’ self-awareness by leading them to identify their behaviour in conflictual situations.
    • Allow the residents to learn their limits and needs and how to respect them.
    • Properly apply the conflict resolution process.
    • Knowing at least three ways to resolve a conflict.
    • Be conscious of the different types of influence they can be faced with.
    • Improve their ability to identify the situations during which they are being influenced.
    • Identify at least three resistance techniques to negative peer pressure.

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  • Anger management

    Objectives

    • Decrease the impulsive and aggressive behaviour of the participants to improve their social skills.
    • Teach the participants on how to identify negative feelings or emotional distress, to recognize them and express them to then be able to reformulate and give them a new perspective, so they can control their impulsive and aggressive behaviour.
    • Develop skills to help them think about different solutions before acting.
    • Be mindful of the consequences of their acts on others.
    • Explore each other’s issues to develop solutions that will allow them to build more harmonious relationships.
    • Reinforce self-esteem and self-confidence to decrease negative feelings and the use of impulsivity and aggressive behaviour.
    • Teaching the participants to understand anger as a complex and confusing emotions, so they know how to properly express and manage it.

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  • Self-esteem

    Objectives

    • Allow the participants to learn more about themselves to break social isolation.
    • Learn to identify one’s needs.
    • Develop skills to feel better about themselves and their surroundings.
    • Reinforce self-esteem and self-confidence to decrease negative feelings.
    • Lead the participants to accept themselves for who they are, so they can build healthy relationships.

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