• Alternative Directions Inc.

    Alternative Directions, Inc. (ADI), a Baltimore-based statewide 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1979, helps men and women in prison and those leaving prison become independent, responsible citizens. We provide civil legal pro-se services to those in prison and comprehensive case management to those returning to their communities. ADI also educates the public and policy makers about the barriers former prisoners face when reentering society.

    In response to the need for community-based transition programs for women, ADI entered into a cooperative relationship with the State of Maryland, Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, Division of Corrections, to provide comprehensive transitional services in the correctional facility and after care services in the community.

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  • Our Mission

    Alternative Directions, Inc. (ADI) is a statewide organization that helps men and women both in prison and leaving prison to become independent responsible citizens. We provide civil legal pro se serves to those in prison, comprehensive case management to those returning to their communities, and assistance with family reunification. ADI also educates the public and policy makers about the barriers former inmates face when reentering society.

Our Staff

Michelle Kelly

Executive Director

Jay Sherr

Program Director, Civil Legal

Rachel Kirby

Case Manager, TAP Program

Our Board of Directors

Celeste Taylor

President

Jeff Bernfeld

Vice President

Joanna Iacobucci

Secretary

Kim Young

Board Member

Denise Wallace

Board Member

Amy O'Connell

Board Member

Our Partners

Safe and Sound
Criminal Reentry Grassroots Network
Tuerk House
State and Local Governments
Marian House
Local Colleges and Universities