It is our vision that the LWOP Alliance group will benefit the safety and security of CDCR staff, the prison population, and to the communities they will be returning to.
Participants will profit from the attention to their specific avenues for release such as, commutation and how to structure their individual paperwork.
In addition to achieving the means to physical freedom, the LWOP Alliance group focuses heavily on the duality of possible commutation as well as coming to terms with life in prison.
lwop alliance curriculum
The LWOP Alliance curriculum is based on a form of Cognitive Behavior Therapy known as Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT). The basic version of REBT is people create and contribute to their own problems by the extreme and rigid beliefs they hold about events and situations. Essentially, REBT says one's current state is not limited or determined by situations or events, but rather how one interprets them. The LWOP Alliance group is a six month course and is RAC (Rehabilitative Achievement Credits) approved.
Creating freedom opportunities
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Creating + executing pro-social activities
Respect + Responsibilty
Securing personal agency
Pro-social vs Anti-social
Identifying + isolating problematic behavior
Developing pro-social skills
Capitalizing on opportunity
How to construct + develop
Structuring your C-file
Planning for success on paper
Utilizing one's own strengths
Identifying other's skills + strengths
Lifer Support Alliance
Individuals who have been system-impacted, professionals, academics, and community activists