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RDAP Goal Setting

In order for a goal, to be a good goal, it must meet all of the following requirements:

Specific: The goal specifies just one thing you want to accomplish. It is not general, vague, or confusing. It pinpoints one thing, which you want and intend to pursue.

Time-bound: The time or percentage of time needed to accomplish the goal, specific dates and time frames.

Owned: Specific to your behavior, not others. It specifies the action you will take towards your goal.

Practical: It must be within your power to achieve. You must consider your skills, abilities and limitations.

Constructive: It must be beneficial to you and others. It cannot cause harm to anyone or anything.

Announced: To declare your goal to others that will support your efforts, and hold you accountable for your goals.

Recorded: Written down; so your goal can be checked in the future and tracked for progress.

Format for goal setting:

Problem: I get angry on a daily bases and react in negative ways towards others.

Goal: To learn effective anger management techniques and decrease my angry outburst to one a month by 12-12-2xxx.

Activity 1: Practice rational behavioral therapy learned in class.

Activity 2: Identify the “root” of my anger and complete the cage your rage workbook.

Activity 3: Identify and use “cooling off” techniques.

Patrick Boyce Federal Mitigation Specialist at NCIA is an expert in the field of prison consulting and a 2003 graduate of the RDAP program. Successful RDAP eligibility, admissions and support maximizes ones chances of a sentence reduction and early release. Timing is critical with the ever changing and complex requirements surrounding what documentation is deemed acceptable for RDAP admission, it is extremely important to contact us as early in the process as possible. For a free no-obligation case analysis contact Patrick now!

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