policy reform


We support the reform of legal roadblocks that keep ex-offenders out of the mainstream of society by advocating for the enactment and/or reform of legislation that protects public safety by making sure that people with past criminal records are able to re-integrate successfully.

  • Civil rights violations in parole supervision and jail-hold of offenders.
  • Barring offenders from HUD housing
  • Barring offenders from Food Stamps
  • Development of a continuum of services, and the subsequent removal of counterproductive roadblocks that keep these citizens out of the mainstream of society.

This is a crime prevention measure.

transitional services


Reentry of the once incarcerated citizen begins at conviction, not at release from prison. the provisions of mental and addiction evaluations once convicted are crime prevention.  The provision of a job skill while in prison is crime prevention. The automatic deferment of child support or providing the inmate to earn the payment of child support while incarcerated is crime prevention. The provision of a medicaid card and state ID upon leaving prison is crime prevention. The provision of housing when paroled is crime prevention. Unfortunately, none of these are a provision of reentry or transition assistance in Arkansas. 

  • Project Management Consulting: assisting public and private interests in development or improvement of reentry transitional housing, transition services, or state-operated reentry offices by controlling the critical elements of cost, scope, schedule and risk, while providing proper planning, smooth execution, and effective project management and control.

This is a crime prevention measure.


Life After

mentoring a new normal


The criminal personality struggles with thinking errors, which lead to both criminal behavior and addictions. Consistent “Cognitive Behavioral” (how we think = how we behave) mentoring is one of the best approaches for eliminating irresponsible thinking and behavior. We train mentors to focus on changing criminal and addictive thinking patterns by habilitating the most common behaviors that lead to crime and addiction and the repetitive cycle of irresponsible behavior. This is a crime prevention measure. 

  • A New Direction Mentoring: Christ-centered, relational and solution-focused mentoring meets the needs of the individual and his or her family. Participation in this voluntary training translates into accountability as the person assumes responsibilities to their family and community. 
  • A New Direction Curriculum: adopting new thinking strategies, developing a new belief system, living a new normal.

This is a crime prevention measure.