Criminon Course in Leeuwkop Prison

About Criminon

Criminon—meaning without crime—is an international, non-profit organization dedicated to criminal rehabilitation and reform. Originally established in New Zealand in 1972, Criminon has been delivering courses and workshops to inmates and to clients and staff involved in the correctional system in the United States since 1989. Criminon accomplishes its work through services that improve self-respect, relationship skills and break destructive habits.

Criminon services include basic life skills for those currently or formerly incarcerated, on probation, or on parole, enabling them to be ethical and contributing members of their communities and lead productive lives.

In addition to providing services to individuals, Criminon partners with personnel of correctional institutions for the delivery of the on-site  Crimionon rehabilitation program. Criminon services further extend to police departments, juvenile facilities, and crime prevention programs—the full equation for a world without crime.

Criminon utilizes the highly effective secular works of author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard to help inmates gain a new level of ability to study, to comprehend and to restore their integrity and pride.

Criminon’s Mission

Criminon’s mission is to address those factors that produce and precipitate criminal behavior, reduce recidivism, and provide educational tools and life skills, including effective literacy, to those in need so they may rejoin society as responsible and contributing members. Criminon works to empower individuals to regain their sense of self-worth and integrity and restore common-sense values so they may continue to learn and grow. Through assisting criminal justice officials, Criminon seeks to bring about reforms that will accomplish these aims.

Criminon’s Goals

Criminon’s goals are to:

  • Be active partners with community organizations and correction officials in educating and empowering those within the criminal justice system to end the revolving door of incarceration and recidivism.
  • Bring about ability and competence on the part of the individual where he or she has a sense of their own dignity, worth, and integrity and the needed life skills to continue to learn and develop and regain independence.
  • Provide programs that provide workable alternatives to incarceration and direct at-risk youth to more productive activities.
  • Help create a more productive society composed of responsible individuals, stronger families, and healthier communities.

Typical Criminon program applications:

We are flexible in our delivery, using the format most suitable to any specific facility, environment or resources. Contact us for more information on our programs.


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