The Role Of Criminal Justice Counselors

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It is very important for criminal justice counselors to understand substance use and the types of criminality associated with the addiction module. According to Masters (2004) to be able to work effectively with addicts and treat addiction, criminal justice counselors must be mindful of the complexities of the addict’s cognitive processes (pg. 150). Masters states that “most, addicts don’t think their way into recovery and out of addiction”. This is why the main goal for the CJ counselor is to get to the root cause for the addiction and to help them recover. It is also important for the CJ counselor to get to know the offender and ask certain questions involving their history of substance use. These question may consist of who, what, where,
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