Boone County, Indiana Sheriff's Office - Sheriff Mike Nielsen



Anger Management Class is an education and intervention class; it is evidence-based.  The materials used are the SAMHSA Anger Management materials as well as the video “BEYOND ANGER” - Larkin series.  This is a 3-month course - it includes up to 15 – 90-minute sessions.  It helps participants learn to manage anger, stop violence or the threat of violence, helps participants develop self-control over thoughts and actions, and provides support and feedback. The anger meter is used; journaling is practiced.  A myriad of activities are used that help them to de-stress.  Role-playing is utilized.  


A total of 16 gentlemen and 11 ladies graduated in 2017; we added a 2nd class.  (This is an increase of 350% over 2016!)  The length of the program makes it difficult for all to complete.  That is why we have met with them twice a week (some weeks) so that it is not strung out for 3 months.  They still have the same number of meetings; they are just scheduled in a shorter time frame.   That has decreased the dropout rate significantly.


We would like to consider adding for 2018:


  • more peer tutoring;
  • a unit for the PARENTING on CPR for infants and small children: and
  • a job fair of sorts to add to the Job’s Class curriculum in hopes of raising interest and being helpful to the participants



Timothy Turner


1905 Indianapolis Ave

Lebanon, IN 46052

Office Hours

Monday - Friday

8am - 4pm

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