Decision Points

Topics Covered:

  • Decision Points core principles
  • Decision Points Steps and the Trouble Cycle
  • How to model key elements of the program
  • Performance assessment
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Facilitation techniques and group management
  • Effective use of program visuals, charts and other instructional materials
  • Motivating your training audience by creating belief in the program
  • Program management and recordkeeping

Who Should Attend:

  • Jail/Prison
  • Community Corrections
  • Pre-Trial
  • Detention
  • Corrections
  • Community Corrections
  • After-Care

Training Hours: 20


[ Nomination Form ]


May 21 (08:00 am) - 23, 2018 (05:00 pm)

Registration Deadline:

May 01, 2018



Location Information:

George J. Beto Criminal Justice Center Sam Houston State University Huntsville, TX 77340 Phone: 936-294-1705

Hotel Information: *

University Hotel 1610 Bobby K. Marks Dr. Huntsville, Texas 77341 Phone: 866-SHSU-INN

Overflow Hotel Information:

Comfort Suites 631 Interstate 45 Frontage Road Huntsville, Texas 77340 Phone:936-436-9600


Decision Points (DP) is an open-entry/open-exit cognitive behavior intervention program designed for delivery with youth and adult populations in contact with the justice system. Built on the principle of Strategy of Choices, DP equips offenders with alternative ways to examine their thinking and the actions that lead them into trouble.


Evidence-based correctional program constructed to address offender risk, needs and responsivity.

Targets anti-social thoughts and skill deficits through an interactive behavioral approach.

Developed for correctional populations with rapid turnover or short term populations.

Crafted as an open entry and open-exit program facilitating ease in program management.

Constructed of 5 comprehensive and repetitive learner-centered lessons fostering continuous delivery.

Built for easy implementation, sustainability and cost containment.

Effective as an independent program or delivered in tandem with other behavioral programming.

Program integrity managed through program oversight, professional development and coaching.

For more information, contact:
Michaelanne Dobraski, Program Coordinator
Correctional Management Institute of Texas
George J. Beto Criminal Justice Building
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX 77341-2296
Fax: (936) 294-1671
Phone: (936) 294-1705

Cancellation Policy: Full refunds will be given to those who cancel in writing more than ten (10) working days prior to the training. A refund of 70% of the fees paid will be authorized when a written request for refund of conference or program fees is submitted less than ten (10) working days prior to the scheduled start of the program. The Correctional Management Institute of Texas reserves the right to retain or collect fees in full for those who fail to cancel prior to the training or for those who fail to attend. Substitutions are permitted at anytime.

* Unless otherwise noted, hotel arrangements are the responsibility of the participant.