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CEC promotes a revolutionary shift in the Loss Prevention Industry. CEC’s vision is to change lives and reinvent the way petty crimes are handled within retail. We achieve our vision by engaging, educating and leading the industry with innovative products, and stellar customer service! 

 

Walmart's 'Second Chance' Program for Shoplifters

 

In criminology, examining why people commit crime is very important in the debate of how crime should be handled and prevented. Many theories continue to be explored, as criminologists seek the best solutions in reducing types and levels of crime, including theft.

 

Retail theft is a $200 million problem. According to the 28th Annual Retail Theft Survey by Jack Hayes International, 1.2 million shoplifters and dishonest employees were apprehended in 2015 by just 25 large retailers.

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Posted by CEC on Wed, Nov 30 2016 10:45:34

Why Second Chances are Important?

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The White House released some astounding figures this week on the topic of incarceration and commutation. Key among them, President Barack Obama has commuted the sentences of 1,023 people during his time in office. That amounts to one person every three days. To put that into historical context, it’s more than the previous 11 presidents combined. This year alone, he has commuted more sentences than any other year in the country’s history.

His belief for doing so? “The power to grant pardons and commutations... embodies the basic belief in our democracy that people deserve a second chance after having made a mistake in their lives that led to a conviction under our laws.”

We applaud President Obama for acting on the power of a second chance. We too, see value in giving people a second chance. When people go through a restorative justice program and develop the skills and will to make better choices, they often do. In Texas, the Arlington Police Department saw a 40 percent drop in calls for service just within a year when our restorative justice program was put in place at three major retailers. Less than 2 percent of people reoffend at the same retailer after undergoing our program.

People make mistakes and they deserve second chances. People often live up to whatever expectation you set for them. We are proud to help people achieve a higher standard.

Posted by CEC on Thu, Nov 24 2016 07:56:39

Our Story - Origin of CEC

A conversation with Darrell Huntsman, co-founder of CEC

Technology has always been a real passion of mine. Using technology to increase efficiencies has been one area that I’ve been particularly fascinated by and something I’ve strived to do for a large part of my career. Recently with the help of my good friend Brian Ashton I have been able to do just that for retailer and loss prevention professionals across the nation.

 

In 2010 a mutual friend of ours, who works in retail loss prevention management told us the story of a distraught mother who had contacted him on behalf of her son. Her son served in the military and was recently promoted to platoon leader. Unfortunately, he had stolen a fishing lure, that couldn’t have been worth more than $20, from our friend’s store. The mother pled with our friend to not press charges against her son for this mistake. If they were to press charges, then her son’s promising military career would be over. Not only that, he would face an uphill battle in every background check for the rest of his life. All for a $20 fishing lure. Although our friend felt for this mother and her son he told her “I have no other option. Our policy is to turn every shoplifting case over to law enforcement and press charges. I can’t give preferential treatment to one person over another.” This one decision would impact this man and his family for decades to come.

We thought…there has to be a better way.

Helping Communities

 

Theft is a huge problem for retailers, law enforcement and the offenders. Retailers devote millions in resources to fight it. Police officers have to divert countless hours that could be used on more troubling community issues to respond to a call for a $10 theft. But more importantly, offenders have to continually pay the price for a simple mistake that could be more than a decade old.

 

Helping Individuals

We had heard of programs that hoped to divert shoplifters, but they all came into play after law enforcement was involved. To us, that felt like a waste of taxpayer dollars. Our program had to be different.

Technology became the obvious solution. How could we use it to help these people: the offenders, law enforcement and retail professionals, and communities as a whole? If we were going to make an impact it became apparent our solution would have to contain three key elements:

One, it had to be more efficient for everyone in the process, from the retailer, to the law enforcement officers to the offender, this had to be a streamlined process. This could easily be accomplished through the use of technology.

Two, we needed an education program that actually worked. It had to provide a lasting impact on the student so they would change their behavior. By basing our program on proven behavior therapy methods and providing engaged learning through interactive exercises on a simple to use platform we knew we could accomplish this.

Three, it must adapt and comply with state and local laws in each area where it is implemented. Our goal was to benefit the community, so working with local law enforcement and prosecutors and abiding by the statutes in each state would be critical to our success.

In the five years since our launch, we have worked diligently to serve our retail customers and our program participants/students/offenders. Law enforcement agencies have also noticed our impact – seeing as much as a 40 percent drop in the number of calls for service in their communities. This allows their police officers to spend more time in the community. We are enabling people to learn good habits and, in so doing, to change their lives. That makes us incredibly proud to be on this journey. We invite you to join us. If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to us.

About CEC: CEC is a leader in restorative justice, occupying a unique niche in the loss prevention market.

CEC's program enables first-time offenders to correct their mistakes and avoid prosecution. Retailers can reallocate loss prevention resources and law enforcement can focus their efforts in more effective ways for their individual communities. CEC works with individuals, retailers, law enforcement, prosecutors and parents to provide a successful, equitable and more efficient alternative to judicial prosecution. We are changing lives, making communities safer and restoring confidence between private and public sectors. www.correctiveeducation.com

Posted by CEC on Tue, Oct 25 2016 05:49:17

Corrective Education Announces A+ Rating and Better Business Bureau Accreditation

(Salt Lake City, UT) - Corrective Education Company (CEC), a leader in the restorative justice movement, proudly announces it’s A+ rating and accreditation by the Better Business Bureau. The A+ rating is the highest possible rating a company can receive.

The BBB seal will help customers understand who CEC is and the core values they believe in.

BBB Accreditation, a rigorous and thorough process, demonstrates how Corrective Education adheres to very high ethical standards. Potential clients and customers can trust a company that has made the commitment to live up to the BBB Principles for Trust:

  • Build Trust
  • Advertise Honestly
  • Tell the Truth
  • Be Transparent
  • Honor Promises
  • Be Responsive
  • Embody Integrity
  • Safeguard Privacy

Being affiliated with the BBB shows Corrective Education is one of a select group of businesses that not only supports the BBB's services but also subscribes to the idea that ethical business is good business and that you "deliver trust" by treating the public in a fair and honest manner.

“As a community partner, we help first-time offenders get their lives on the right track, lessen the burden on law enforcement and on retail loss prevention departments, so working daily to earn trust is our top priority,” Corrective Education Co-Founder and President Darrell Huntsman said. “This A+ rating is a great validation for the work we’ve done to change lives.”

About CEC: CEC is a leader in restorative justice, occupying a unique niche in the loss prevention market.

CEC's program enables first-time offenders to correct their mistakes and avoid prosecution. Retailers can reallocate loss prevention resources and law enforcement can focus their efforts in more effective ways for their individual communities. CEC works with individuals, retailers, law enforcement, prosecutors and parents to provide a successful, equitable and more efficient alternative to judicial prosecution. We are changing lives, making communities safer and restoring confidence between private and public sectors. www.correctiveeducation.com

Posted by CEC on Mon, Oct 17 2016 08:41:22

Corrective Education Announces New Advisory Board

(Salt Lake City, UT) – Corrective Education Company, a leader in the restorative justice movement, announces additions to its advisory board.

The board brings together law enforcement, education, legal and retail experts to advise Corrective Education Company’s leadership team.

Dr. Lucia Summers is an assistant professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Texas State University. Her work has been published in various outlets, including the Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Crime and Delinquency and the Journal of Experimental Criminology.

Sam Dunn is a Senior Advisor with Boston Mountain Money Management, an investment advisory firm. He previously held several financial leadership roles in his 28-year career with Walmart, including CFO of Sam’s Club and Walmart.com.

James Drakeley is a shareholder with the Dallas-area law firm of Hiersche, Hayward, Drakeley & Urbach, where he brings his 35 years of legal expertise to bear on prosecuting and defending a broad range of business-related litigation matters, including disputes over complex contracts, employment disputes, covenants-not-to-compete, theft of trade secrets, commercial leases, commercial insurance policies, shareholder and partnership disputes and fiduciary duty litigation.

Bill Rathburn is a former Chief of the Dallas Police Department and a retired Deputy Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department. He has served as the security director or consultant to numerous Olympic Games from 1984 through 2004. He now operates Rathburn and Associates, providing general security consulting, police consulting, police department management reviews, special event security, expert witness case review and testimony.

“We are grateful to our advisory board for their time and expertise. They represent diverse backgrounds and are each recognized as experts in their field,” said Darrell Huntsman, founder and president of Corrective Education Company. “Their assistance will be invaluable as we continue our mission of designing and implementing life-changing restorative justice programs.”

About CEC: CEC is a leader in restorative justice, occupying a unique niche in the loss prevention market.

CEC's program enables first-time offenders to correct their mistakes and avoid prosecution. Retailers can reallocate loss prevention resources and law enforcement can focus their efforts in more effective ways for their individual communities. CEC works with individuals, retailers, law enforcement, prosecutors and parents to provide a successful, equitable and more efficient alternative to judicial prosecution. We are changing lives, making communities safer and restoring confidence between private and public sectors. www.correctiveeducation.com

Posted by CEC on Thu, Sep 29 2016 05:03:58

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Our Story - Origin of CEC

A conversation with Darrell Huntsman, co-founder of CEC