Get Your GOGI On In 2019!!!

On Monday 1/7 we start a new GOGI Tool 'cycle'. Come learn about the 12 Tools for Positive Decision Making, starting with tool #1 BOSS OF MY BRAIN.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xo5eHaKkS0

By |2019-01-04T08:38:28-07:00January 4th, 2019|GOGI's Blog, Streetwise GOGI, Team GOGI 4 Life!, TOOLS|Comments Off on Get Your GOGI On In 2019!!!

Inside CDCR: 25 inmates graduate rehabilitative program at Salinas Valley

By Lt. Eduardo Mazariegos, AA/Public Information Officer Salinas Valley State Prison Salinas Valley State Prison held its first graduation of 25 inmates who completed the Getting Out By Going In (GOGI) program on Facility C. For a Facility known for violent incidents and entrenched gang activity, this was a milestone for the participating inmates as well as staff.  READ FULL ARTICLE

By |2017-08-15T10:32:53-07:00November 4th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Inside CDCR: 25 inmates graduate rehabilitative program at Salinas Valley

Videotaping of self-help program at CTF boosts rehabilitation efforts

By Lt. Roland Ramon, AA/Public Information Officer Correctional Training Facility, Soledad In a coordinated effort, the staff of CTF and the film crew worked closely to identify the best way to videotape hundreds of programming participants. Holding the prisoners to a high standard of behavior and security, the two-day filming project resulted in footage to be edited into several hours of self-help educational media. READ FULL ARTICLE Downloadable PDF: article-10-22-15-videotaping-self-help

By |2017-08-15T10:20:53-07:00October 22nd, 2015|News|Comments Off on Videotaping of self-help program at CTF boosts rehabilitation efforts

Pepperdine Magazine: Prison Break

Prison inmates helped Mara Leigh Taylor find freedom and happiness. By Sophia Fischer When she walked into federal prison for the first time in 2002, Mara Leigh Taylor instantly felt a strong connection to the inmates and to the confined atmosphere. “It was like being hit by a lightning bolt of understanding. The prison looked like how I felt,” Taylor recalls. “I did not feel free or happy but I didn’t know why or how to change that.”  READ FULL ARTICLE Downloadable PDF: article-fall-2014-prison-break-pepperdine-magazine

By |2017-08-15T10:36:44-07:00November 27th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Pepperdine Magazine: Prison Break

Salt Lake Tribune: What’s GOGI? Utah inmates wanting a better life can tell you.

Today, Coach Taylor says, GOGI students are in prisons and jails in every state. Some read the book, newly revised in January, on their own; others form groups that work together to implement the tools; and some are led by volunteer coaches. There also are GOGI groups in treatment centers, halfway homes and support groups organized by ex-cons.  READ FULL ARTICLE: Downloadable PDF: article-10-14-13-whats-gogi-utah-inmates

By |2017-08-15T10:37:34-07:00October 14th, 2013|News|Comments Off on Salt Lake Tribune: What’s GOGI? Utah inmates wanting a better life can tell you.

Huffington Post: Finding Self-Worth in Jail—Getting Out by Going In

By Cheryl Saban Ph.D. "Getting Out by Going in — GOGI, as the program is known, is permitted and endorsed by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, and administered by founder and executive director, Coach Mara Leigh Taylor, author of Women in Prison - Women Finding Freedom. Coach Taylor teaches women how to GET OUT of old behavior by GOING INside themselves to find a sense of personal responsibility, personal accountability, and personal freedom." READ FULL ARTICLE Downloadable PDF: article-09-22-09-finding-self-worth-in-jail

By |2017-08-15T10:39:09-07:00August 22nd, 2011|News|Comments Off on Huffington Post: Finding Self-Worth in Jail—Getting Out by Going In