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List of Programs Available

Pre-Trial Assessment / Evaluation

Theft

Anger Management

Inappropriate / Sexual Behavior

Vandalism

Drug & Alcohol Program

Animal Cruelty

Rights and Responsibilities

Testing

FAMILY / PARENTING (Private & group) 

Group Meetings

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Pre-Trial Assessment / Evaluation

Theft

Anger Management

Inappropriate / Sexual Behavior

Vandalism

Drug & Alcohol Program

Animal Cruelty

Rights and Responsibilities

Testing

FAMILY / PARENTING (Private & group) 

Section

Pre-Trial Assessment / Evaluation

Behavioral Management Group (BMG) offers pre-trial reports to assist each attorney with an assessment / evaluation of their client. The assessment includes three counseling sessions, psychological risk and needs testing and a pre-trial report.

Theft

Petty Theft
Shoplifting / Commercial Burglary
Deception / Trickery
Burglary / Robbery / Extortion
Credit Card Theft / Fraud
Grand Auto / Joy Riding
Bad Checks / Forgery
Employee Theft / Fraud
Theft Computer Crimes
Embezzlement
Identity Theft / Fraud
Shoplifting Diversion Program

Theft is a basic term that describes the crime of taking the property of another without consent, and there are sub-categories specifically addressing the kind of theft.

What kind of individual would take something not belonging to them and for what reason? Any blue-collar worker or professional executive is a candidate for taking something that is not theirs. Why is this true, because we all have different levels of greed and self-gratification? Everyone wants nice things. The question is how far we are willing to go. The fuel to our greed is feeling depressed, frustrated, angry, boredom, or confused. The catalyst to some problems is financial pressures that seem to be the only solution to working out life's disappointments. Isolated reasons such as a dare or just wanting to get away with it. Many feel that they just hate the world and want in some way to strike back to name the few.

The vast majority of individuals that enter our program know the difference from right and wrong and come from every lifestyle and occupation. It is not gender based, age driven, professionally or ethnically determined. They are not professional thieves, but when life becomes too stressful, they become vulnerable to temptation. In other words, we want something for nothing, thinking this will change and balance their emotional or physical instabilities. Theft in every meaning is hurtful to everyone. Most of all, it is a criminal act and punishable. 

If an individual believes that they are a good person who deserves a chance to learn how to cope with difficult situations and wants to regain your self-respect, then they must take that first step by helping themselves.

Anger Management

Aggressive Behavior
Air Rage / Road Rage
Annoying Phone Calls / Cyber Hate
Assault/Fighting/ Great Bodily Injury
Discharging Firearm(s)/Possession
Disturbing the Peace
Domestic Violence
Endangerment
False Imprisonment
Harassing / Bullying
Impulse Control
Resisting Arrest
Rights & Responsibilities
Stalking / Internet Stalking
Stress Management
Terrorists & Hateful Threats
Threats & Criminal Threats
Tolerance / Patience

Anger is a normal and healthy emotion. We all experience anger at various times during our daily lives. However, anger is subjectively experienced as a "bad" feeling and can be very uncomfortable. At times, we feel justified in our anger, and we may be. Anger that is appropriate (that is, realistically given the situation to the degree felt) is normal and serves as a call to action (to mobilize, to guide one's course, and so on). However, anger that is inappropriate (out of proportion, extreme, explosive, hate, or experienced as "out of control") is likely to be a real problem for both yourself and others.

One should ask themselves, why you blow up or become extremely angry? What can be done to have better control over feelings and behavior? These questions are healthy responses and the first step in achieving the goal of anger management. We may have learned ways of handling anger through observation or responses to certain situations and stimuli. Often, maladaptive ways of handling anger in the present were once adaptive responses. However, it may be a struggle for one to shed those habitual, reflexive ways of handling anger. That is where therapy can guide and help those expulsive actions. Remember, it is first starts with each individual to accept change. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is highly successful in assisting each individual manage their anger by learning more effective and successful ways of interacting and communicating. 

Inappropriate / Sexual Behavior

Sexual Assualt / Battery
Endecent Exposure / Lewd
Voyeurism / Exhibitionism
Sex Acts with Minors / Abuse
​Cyber / Internet Offensives
Sexual Acts / Advancements
Prostitution / Erotic Dancing / Nudity
Cybersex / Internet Child Pornography
Telephone Scatological
Compulsive Online Sexual Bahavior
Possession / Distribution
Statutory Rape
Solicitation / Solicitors (Johns)
Sex-texting
Stalking, Annoying, Accosting 

Our Sexual Program takes a multifaceted stance to address issues relevant to sexual behaviors in a counseling environment. To effectively use cognitive-behavioral counseling, education material becomes an important factor while focusing on behavioral and emotional connections with the intent to dispel myths of the disorder and to promote knowledge of healthy alternative lifestyle change.

By today’s fast pace and standards, it is difficult to judge an individual based on their actions alone and therefore, issues deeply imbedded in their mind must be addressed. We can take steps in addressing issues of lack of impulse control by offering and promoting ideas for healthy alternative daily life behaviors. Our idea of counseling is to enhance each's self-awareness by way of interaction in a safe and confidential atmosphere.

Vandalism

Anger Issues / Management
Arson
Destruction of Property
Environmental Crimes
Gang / Hate Issues
Graffiti

Vandalism defined is the intentional destruction of personal or real property and primarily committed by a behavior frustrated and in need of recognition, or self-gratification. Also, are insecure, have little to no self-esteem and fool themselves into feeling important. Many can, and others cannot see that the little world that they reside in is at most a temporary moment in their lives. Some realize that they are going nowhere and through maturity or simply coming to a realization change. Others make-believe their entire lives and do not change; they just give up, and as those around them waste their lives.

California law distinguishes whether the offense is a misdemeanor or a felony based upon the monetary value of the damage. What is important is to understand that this type of offense is a crime. If the case goes to Court and a conviction culminates, the person's record will be permanent and forever have a recorded offense on it.

Drug & Alcohol Program

Behavior Modification Format​,

Class Room Environment
12, 26, 52, 104 Week Program
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Behavioral Management Group (BMG) feels very strongly regarding the needs and rehabilitation of an individual addicted to alcohol and or drugs. The priority we provide to all clients who are mandated or privately enrolled in our program is our many years of experience with behavioral modification conjoin with our respect, kindness, and sincerity. Our goal is to help each gain self-respect, become accountable, and understand why it is their best interest to be a responsible citizen.

For many years working with behavioral modification, we have found that education along with positive motivation helps an individual get well and stay well. Our concept gives no excuse to fail. Its motivation for change, respect, and support is the keys to becoming drug-free and sober. BMG teaches and stimulates an individual to reach for their dreams and goals and move on with their life to be productive, happy, and fulfilling without drugs and alcohol.

Relapse is not part of recovery. The goal of our program is to eliminate relapse. It is for those people who have completed other programs and failed to remain abstinent. Our program is for those who have tried self-help groups with no result and who no longer want to feel like outcasts. No individual should be considered an outcast they are human beings needing help, support, and want recognition. Behavioral Management believes everyone deserves that chance; our positive approach and support await anyone asking. Anyone who has completed our program is a testimony as to our dedication to at the very least attempt to help them in any way we can.

Animal Cruelty

Community Responsibility
Endangerment

Exploitation
Neglect

Punishments
Strategy / Discipline 

While education is the key to changing attitudes toward animal violence, legislation is the only real way to ensure that everyone is accountable for the animals he or she have. Up to now, animals had no rights. That is no longer the case.  Animal cruelty and abuse laws are recorded as “morality laws” to keep people on the straight and narrow. Animal advocates have battled to show legislators and voters alike the need for tougher abuse laws. Fortunately, we are now protecting animals.  There are scientific studies that prove the link between animal abuse, spousal and child abuse, murder and other violent crimes and even serial killers.
Across the United States, there are laws prohibiting cruelty to animals. These laws are to protect the right of animals. The purposes of these laws are to deter violence by humans in any form as well as to protect animals from mistreatment and cruelty by imposing a penalty for those acts.
John Lennon wrote a song by the title of "Imagine." He sings of a world of neither war nor hunger. Often when hearing the lyrics, it makes one think of all the creatures in the world, "Imagine all the animals gone."  What would the world be without animals? Imagine all the animals, GONE. What would the earth would we have? Well, we could not begin to imagine, because we would not exist. The world would be a desolate planet, no clouds, unpredictable weather, and unbearable heat. In other words, man would not and could not exist. Of all the wonderful creatures on planet earth, domesticated dogs, horses, and cats have been the most favored and praised by man for thousands of years. These most wonderful creatures are creatures we depend on to exist, and we abused in many ways.
Progessing through this program will begin what we are providing is a positive structure to support an individual decision-making skill. We know the decision to stop is the individual. It is important to understand that only we can set our future goals. The facts along with the focus of H.E.L.P. will provide the structure necessary for that change. As one moves through the program, they will address many factors that lead one to abuse or neglect any human being or animal.

Rights and Responsibilities

Discipline
Community Responsibility
Family Responsibility
Integrity
Participating
Texting, Cell while Driving
Support
Role / Strategy
Fleeing
Why are accountability and responsibility so important? Ask a room of ten individuals what definition of accountability is, the answer will likely be ten different definitions. By definition, accountability means being answerable or responsible for your action.

Accountability might include the following elements:
  1. Taking responsibility for one's behavior
  2. Doing what's right consistently
  3. Demonstrating personal integrity
  4. Actively participating in activities
  5. Interaction supports the strategy of one life and or family.

Accountability is not something we "make" a person do, they have to accept and agree on it. Learning how to become reliable and accountable involves an element of discipline. Most important, purpose and personal meaning come from accepting responsibility and learning to be accountable.
Holding people accountable is really about the distribution of power and choice. When people have more choice, they learn to be more responsible. When they become more responsible, they earn freedom. By being accountable, they earn trust. When they are more accountable, they understand their purpose and role within their community. They are committed to making things happen for the good of self, family and community.

Testing

Clients complete the HELP education and evaluation manual. Also, answer questions along with numerous written exercises and offense-specific tests. Tests are required, to evaluate the comprehension and understanding of the material. The results allow us to form a character profile and risk assessment of the offender. The assessment enables us to evaluate their propensity rating and needs. Also, the collective information during counseling becomes a reference to evaluate truthfulness.

The HELP manual provides an understanding of the offender's actions, how it affects their lives, the community, and more importantly, their love ones. It teaches the law and its consequences, how much they risk, and how their offenses can become addictive. The primary objective is to educate and provide the offender with an understanding how their personal and social pressures can trigger an incident. Emphasizing changing their behavior, taking control, is an important step to becoming accountable for their actions.

Following completion of the HELP manual and assessment, clients begin counseling. Counseling combines what they have learned from HELP along with behavior modification counseling. It focuses on each element of how they allowed themselves into profound situations and what they must do to modify and improve their life. Their counselor will evaluate their educational material, testing, review their participation, attitude, personal issues and if needed, recommend additional support services or counseling necessary for a successful completion.

Ending their educational and counseling phase, clients may have to begin a monitoring period. This phase allows each offender to stay in contact/on track with their counselor while straightening their behavior and overcoming any obstacles with supervision. Monitoring is a very important phase of the program because it allows the offender to discuss real-time problems and or situations. This phase may vary due to the severity of the offense, participation, attitude during counseling or at the court, probation, parole request.

Upon completion of the program, BMG will provide a written report/assessment/certificate for each client to the court, attorney, or probation/parole officer. Progress reports are also available upon request during each offenders program. Any irregularities or deviations to the client's schedule/activities will result in immidiate notification to the court.

Any client whose behavior extends beyond the standard program criteria, such as repeated offends, the request of the court, severity of the crime or if the offender psychological profile scores a high-risk assessment will require BMG to request for exteneded counseling.

FAMILY / PARENTING (Private & group) 

Research in recent years has to lead to a new awareness about the impact of families and parenting. While we have always known that our families influence us, we are now discovering that the influence is beyond what we had imagined.  The family is a dynamic social system, with structured laws, components, and rules. The most important family rules are those that determine what it means to be a human being.  These rules embrace the most fundamental beliefs about raising children.  What parents believe about human life and human satisfaction rules their way of raising children. 
The skills used while parenting forms a child’s beliefs about themselves.  Nothing could be more important in child development.  Children are any culture’s greatest natural resources.  The future of the world depends on our children’s beginnings and how they see themselves.  All their choices depend on the view of themselves that is feed on the family structure.  That means, what is happening now, will affect the child/family for the rest of their life.  The question is how do you love them? Therefore, your behavior must be modified to find the trust and encourage to achieve the needed for love and commitment.

Group Meetings

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