Values Clarification classes provide offenders with an opportunity to examine and evaluate their values, behaviors, and beliefs that led to their offense, while exploring alternate behaviors and beliefs that may produce healthier choices.
Values are beliefs about what is important, or what matters most to them. They can be just about anything, such as family, hard work, success, or having a good time. Sometimes, people lose sight of their values—they live their life in a way that’s incongruent with what they believe. For example, someone who values family might become overwhelmed by work, and neglect their relationships.
“Shoplifting” generally refers to the theft of merchandise from a store or place of business. Shoplifting is a type of larceny, which simply means taking the property of someone else without their permission, and with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of the property taken.
The Shoplifting/Theft Classes Helps Offenders:
Identify the thoughts, beliefs and attitudes which led then to shoplift
Understand the truth about the law and its consequences.
Examine their behavior and understand how much they risked for a small reward.
Understand the social and financial impact of their behavior.
Understand how their actions hurt many people – their families, themselves, the employees at the store and the community at large.
Understand and acknowledge that their behavior resulted from a choice that was theirs alone and could have been made differently.
Develop a personalized plan to stop shoplifting now and in the future
If you have been court ordered to complete a Shoplifting/Theft Intervention Program