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Their mission is one of providing individuals an opportunity to change their lives while offering the criminal justice system an alternative to jail and/or prison that still provides the community with a level of protection. They are committed to providing individuals in the criminal justice system this chance while still supervising them in a corrections setting. This is the dual role of New Paths, Inc. It is a balance between two major areas: that of supervision and of rehabilitation. There should be belief that people can change and that with guidance, individuals can grow. They must be willing to provide their consumers with the tools and resources necessary for change. New Paths is a resource within the community and should promote activities and programs that focus attention on changing individuals within the criminal justice system. They must help individuals claim ownership of their problems and take charge of identifying and implementing solutions. To qualify for New Paths residential programs, a person: - Must be at least 17 years of age - Does not demonstrate an extensive pattern of jail or prison commitments - Must not have a recent history of I.V. drug use, or a history of chronic addiction to Schedule 1 or 2 drugs - Does not require medical detoxification- Does not present a pattern of debilitating mental illness, nor is currently taking medication for psychosis - Is not currently suicidal, nor has demonstrated a pattern of suicidal behavior - Must have a functional I.Q., and be able to speak and understand the English language at a minimally functional level - Has no serious medical problem which would preclude active participation in the program, including life-threatening diseases - Circuit Court charges must have a sentencing guideline of at least 0-9, or, as a probation violation, at least 0-6. Some felonies where sentencing guidelines do not apply, such as Retail Fraud and Third Offense OUIL, are eligible.
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