Nationwide ARM Program- Weekend Intervention Program


Nationwide ARM Program- Weekend Intervention Program

Organization Name

Nationwide ARM Program offers court ordered and prevention programs.

We have been partnered with courts since 1999, helping defendants in the criminal justice system accept responsibility and arm themselves with better alternatives through our programs.

We are dedicated to achieving our goals by employing proven strategies to change offenders’ values and beliefs, build their competency skills and hold them accountable. The result is reduced recidivism, improved public safety and enhanced quality of life for those in our communities. We strive to be an integral partner of a model justice system.

We envision: Offenders taking responsibility for their behavior, enhancing their skills and leading lawful lives. Our communities benefiting from a reduced recidivism rate and confidently investing in the criminal justice process.

Our organization is also expanding our juvenile and youth prevention eLearning programs and services in schools throughout Michigan.

Program Description

Award winning weekend intervention program, which includes but not limited to: didactic lectures that define the cycle of addiction and individual risk factors, educational sessions on denial and defense mechanisms, VIP, outdoor initiatives that focus on decision making and life choices, trust, support, and communication.

The A.R.M. Program is a weekend sentencing alternative course designed for defendants involved with any alcohol related offenses. The high rate of recidivism for such crimes illustrates the need for an intensive intervention that forces participants to examine the consequences of their choices. The participant spends the entire weekend at the ARM Program and is held accountable for their actions in a highly structured format.

The A.R.M. Program provides a safe, non-judgmental environment in order to encourage participants to openly explore their behavior. Themes of personal accountability and positive change are emphasized. The harmful effects of alcohol and other drug use on relationships, emotional and physical health, and legal status are covered. Guest speakers offer a real-life perspective that reinforces the topics presented. The group is led through a low-ropes course intended to enhance a variety of life skills crucial to relapse prevention. Finally, a family session builds on themes of support, goal-setting and accountability.

This is also available as a Treatment Court Weekend for Sobriety Court, Drug Court & Veterans Court.


Amanda Rushlow


1005 Triangle Lake Road , Howell, Michigan 48843, United States
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