Community Corrections Program Availability

BC Corrections’ cognitive behavioural programs have been proven to reduce criminal behaviour and are delivered to individuals in community offices across B.C.

Last updated: April 2021

COVID-19 service changes

As part of the Community Corrections Division’s commitment to reducing the transmission of COVID-19, key concepts from each of the following programs have been identified and reformatted and are delivered in compliance with public health direction.

Adapted programs – phone or virtual delivery

Relationship Violence Prevention Program

A two-part program for medium- and high-risk male K-file (intimate partner violence) clients who have assaulted or threatened assault of their female partners.

  • Respectful Relationships is part one of the program and is delivered by probation officers.
  • The Relationship Violence Program is part two of the program, provided by contracted counsellors, and builds on the content in Respectful Relationships.

Relationship Violence Prevention Program Cultural Edition

Ensures cultural relevancy and meets the specific needs of participants.

  • This program is delivered by contracted community agencies in the Lower Mainland to medium and high-risk male clients.

Substance Abuse Management Program

A cognitive behavioural program to help identify the thinking patterns that support participants’ misuse of alcohol and drugs and set goals for their recovery.

Thinking Leads 2 Change

A trauma-informed program that uses a strength-based approach to help female clients learn new strategies to change or overcome their thinking that leads to problematic behaviour.

Living Without Violence

A trauma-informed program helping individuals recognize the source of their anger, improve their communication skills and learn respectful, non-violent problem-solving techniques.

Sex Offender Intervention and Maintenance

BC Corrections partners with the Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission to provide the treatment component of this programming in both community and custodial settings.

Probation officers deliver the post-treatment maintenance component of the programming, which is offered virtually (or in person, if the client isn’t permitted to use a computer).