Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. (Proverbs 22:6) 


The Safeguard Atone Validate Educate (SAVE) mission is to save the misguided from premature death and imprisonment. In addition to making the misguided career-ready instead of casket-ready, SAVE encourages at-risk individuals to participate in programs that make them job-ready instead of jail-ready.

This practical guide was prepared to highlight SAVE's national standardized programs available to individuals ranging from sane-thug therapy to Character Education Development (CED) to intensive thugological-behavioral-modification. Each program summary in this directory contains a Program Description, Time Frame, Admission Criteria, Program Content, and Empirical Support.

The directory describes SAVE's national programs in the areas of character education development. All SAVE branches also offer thugological-behavioral-modification. These programs help the misguided acquire conflict resolution skills in a wide variety of ways. Programs vary across the nation and many branches provide mentoring and crisis assistance.

Finally, every SAVE branch offers numerous locally developed programs for the misguided, especially in the areas of character education and values enhancement.