Since 1981, NCTI has been developing offense-specific, cognitive curricula and staff development training for use in the criminal justice system. NCTI is a leader of cognitive behavior change programs.
NCTI has developed a variety of skill-based training resources, including participant workbooks for juveniles and adults, facilitator guides and teaching aides. These training resources are organized into delivery formats that vary in intensity level and duration to more appropriately meet the needs and address the risk level of offenders, whether misdemeanants or felons.
NCTI assists criminal justice agencies in two specific areas. The first area focuses on developing and providing offense-specific curricula designed to address the learning styles of the offender population, both adult and juvenile. NCTI’s cognitive curricula uses, as its foundation, a unique philosophical approach called the "Building Blocks for Behavioral Change", that align with evidence-Based research. The second area focuses on training criminal justice professionals in a host of areas that challenge them to strengthen their skills both personally and professionally.