January 12, 2012
For decades, U.S. courts have been utilizing self-help groups to defer judgments and sentencing. Traditionally, the classes have been held in city controlled classrooms. In today’s age of internet technology, all types of self help courses, including anger management classes, can be done online and to the courts strict requirements.
One of the best reasons that courts have turned to online versions of anger management courses is because it is so easy to keep track of. As soon as the defendant is enrolled and the class is paid for, the proof of enrollment is mailed out during the next day of business. A copy of the proof of enrollment is mailed to the students address, as well as the court or probation office.
A copy is also sent to the District Attorney's office of the county your case belongs to. If the enrollment certification isn't sent out, a simple call or email to the website you are using will correct the problem and get the proper paper work sent to the right locations.
The record keeping for online classes doesn't end there. Along with that proof of enrollment, you will receive information on how to get additional progress reports on your personal work. These progress reports could be key in showing the court that you are excelling in the class.
The learning curve and environment is another reason why many courts across the Untied States have accepted the online anger management course as an alternative. The learning curve for any class is increased exponentially when the enrollee is learning in a comfortable environment. The ability to do self-help classes in privacy and behind closed doors can be one of the most advantageous concepts about online classes.
Courts also realize that every person has a different schedule. In the past, the courts have been tough when figuring out when to let the defendant take classes. With online classes now available, the enrollee can attend classes when it fits his or her schedule. The enrollee can even attend class several times a day, if necessary to fulfill the class.
On the other end of the spectrum, the class can be completed in a single sitting, or it can be completed across a week. The only time limit when completing an anger management class will be set by the court. The defendant, or enrollee, must complete the class in the amount of time that the court demands, or the enrollee must request an extension.
Judges, and the courts they control, realize that completion certificates can take just as long to get online as they do for traditional in-person classes. In some cases though, the completion certificates can be printed in the home and delivered to the court in person shortly after class completion.
With the traditional classes, these types of progress reports, certificates, and learning environments are just not possible. The advantage that the court class option offers is undeniable, even to the most demanding courts.