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 to 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.Download Ad
Our Children Having Incarcerated Parents (CHIP) mentoring program provides opportunities for children and youth between the ages of 6-18 to experience normalizing and educational experiences that enhances their likely success upon reaching adulthood. 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. We call this our Turn About Program (TAP). These case management services support re-entering women with a greater opportunity of success. Our recidivism rates hover around 10%, compared to over 70% without this type of program service.
To assist, advocate and advance alternative directions for the incarcerated, returning citizens and affected families.
Roger D. Larson, MGA/HCA
Program Director, Civil Legal
Case Manager, TAP Program
Our Board of Directors
Board Member at Large