The factors that make it very hard for kids to stay out of a life of crime are well known, but no one has a ready solution for them. On the other hand, ex-offenders, once through the Criminon program courses often say they would not have gone to jail or ended up a criminal, had they had the chance to do these courses and learn these skills when young.
It is thus only logical, that Criminon extends its services into the area of Youth At Risk, to bring the needed life skills to the inner city and at risk youth before they get into the revolving door of crime and prison.
Seminars and courses based on The Way to Happiness, Communication Skills, Learning Skills for Life, literacy and drug education make up these school and community based programs.
Here is what one inmate had to say upon completion of the Criminon Learning Skills for Life Course:
“I wish I had done this course years ago – I would not be in prison now.”
“My practice was to read the theory of a trade before doing the practical aspect. By doing this practice I was constantly getting confused, distracted and bored. I generally ended quitting without knowing why I lost interest. After reading and doing the first lesson of the Learning Improvement course I realized I was doing it all wrong. I am now learning Small Engine Repair and have implemented what I read and learned by doing this course.
“I am astonished and pleased by the significant difference. I now have the ability to easily grasp every phrase and detail. I am surely breezing through with no major obstacles. I wish I had done this course years ago – I would not be in prison now.”
Centinella State Prison