The Driver Workbook is an amazing tool. It gives clients that ‘aha’ moment and provides agents with direction in their case planning work.

- Probation Officer, Midwestern State

After using the Driver Workbook, a person stated, ‘I always thought my problem was drugs. Now I see I get in trouble because of my lack of coping skills.’ Wow!

- Probation Officer, Midwestern State

The feedback I get from people I supervise is this: ‘Of all the tools we use on probation, the Driver Workbook is the most valuable.”

- Probation Officer, Midwestern State

The Driver Workbook moves the conversation away from agents telling clients what they need to do (which often results in resistance) to, instead, helping clients to see for themselves what they need to work on to live a crime-free lifestyle (which motivates clients to change). Our agents love this tool!

- Probation Officer, Midwestern State


The Driver Workbook

With Instructions

$290.00 FOR A PACK OF FIFTY (50) WORKBOOKS, includes shipping and handling

Correctional interventions are most effective when they focus specifically on people’s criminogenic needs. The challenge is that actuarial assessment tools often identify a cluster of dynamic risk factors but generally do not identify the “driver”—the criminogenic need that is most likely driving a person’s harmful behavior. The Driver Workbook is designed to help.

Using an interactive process, staff and the people they supervise explore patterns that emerge from people’s descriptions of six times when they experienced trouble in the past—at home, at school, at work, and/or with the law. The substantive dialogue that results from exploring these patterns leads to important discoveries about the driver and needed skills that might otherwise take much longer to evidence themselves. The process of working through the Driver Workbook collaboratively helps build understanding and rapport and prioritizes case plan goals.