"As an Arizona Judge for 20 years, and prior to that working as a school teacher for nine years, I came to realize how powerful the mind is and how beliefs can be constructive or destructive, depending on programming.
Some people have simply got 'off track' and some people have never been 'on track'. That can be changed, and we have the tools to help people change.
Building Accountability, Responsibility and Hope Through Cognitive Change
"You are who you think yourself to be."
If you can change the person for the better, you have changed the community for the better. The criminal justice system works to an extent, but if we don't change criminal thinking, we don't change the behavior. The program forces offenders to look at their lives, look at their future, and realize what the future holds if they don't change their thinking and actions. We attempt to reprogram thinking, and therefore behavior, by something called cognitive change, which helps overcome faulty thinking and self-defeating behaviors. It's powerful, it's affordable, and it works." - Bill Sutton, President of Wise Choice Alternatives