Youth going through the Juvenile Diversion Program are required to take a corrective thinking class. Based on the work of Samenow and Yochelson, these classes help participants identify their thinking errors, and pinpoint and address their irresponsible thinking. Youth analyze how they perceive the environment and how those perceptions affect their cognitive and behavioral responses to their everyday life.
The Corrective Thinking Class is a four week peer-based curriculum. Diversion officers are certified in teaching corrective thinking. If additional services are needed, the Juvenile Diversion Program may refer a juvenile and their family to a more appropriate agency.