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Thinking For A Change

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JusticeWorks YouthCare is using the Thinking for a Change (T4C) curriculum with youth with a history of juvenile justice issues.

T4C is an integrated, cognitive behavioral change program for juvenile offenders providing cognitive restructuring, social skills development, and conflict resolution.  T4C has a curriculum teaching youth who have offended how to change their thinking patterns and behavior.


The Thinking for a Change is:

  • Curriculum based
  • Uses a cognitive behavioral approach
  • Can be done in a classroom setting
  • Targets youth who have offended at a mild to moderate level
  • Assists with impulsivity, unnecessary aggression, and other anti-social behaviors
  • Promotes healthy communication patterns for youth


T4C Program Components

According to the developers, T4C stresses interpersonal communication skill development and confronts the youth’s thought patterns that can lead to problematic behaviors. The program has three components: cognitive self-change, social skills, and problem-solving skills. Lessons on cognitive self-change provide the youth with a thorough process for self-reflection concentrated on uncovering antisocial thoughts, feelings, attitudes, and beliefs. Social skills lessons prepare youths to engage in prosocial interactions based on self-understanding and awareness of the impact that their actions may have on others. Finally, problem-solving skills integrate the two other components and provide youths with a step-by-step process to address challenges and stressful situations they may encounter in their lives.  Research conducted has demonstrated lower rates of recidivism for youth who have participated in the program.

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For further information about how our programs can support your state, county or district please email Dipesh Chauhan at or call directly at (610) 858-8094.


Thinking For A Change is currently available in the following states:

About us

JusticeWorks has continuously sought to enhance our skills. To that end, we have incorporated into our service array evidence-based and research-informed programming to achieve the best outcomes for the youth and families in our care. These services can be offered as ‘stand-alone’ services or as enhancements to our own signature services.


JusticeWorks YouthCare
1500 Ardmore Boulevard
Suite 410
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
Phone: (877) 525-JWYC (5992)

JusticeWorks BehavioralCare
4 Carriage Lane
Suite 405
Charleston, SC 29407
Phone: (843) 974-5934

JusticeWorks FL
1591 Robert J Conlan Boulevard
Suite 128
Palm Bay, FL 32905
Phone: (484) 281-3703