Services

Economic Crime Prevention Program

Alternative Paths provides an Economic Crime Prevention Program, previously known as the Theft Counseling Program, which provides educational intervention for persons referred from the municipal courts following theft convictions.

Overview

Alternative Paths provides a theft counseling educational intervention for persons referred from the municipal courts following theft convictions.  The educational program is designed to; intervene in the criminological thinking of persons who steal, increase their ability to take responsibility for their actions, and effectively manage any future impulses or destructive thinking which may cause them to recidivate in the criminal justice system.
 
 The educational program is 2 hours in duration, offered a total of six times per year.  Dates will be posted on the agency website, alternativepaths.org, as well as sent to the local courts.   A program participant is responsible for pre-registering for the program in advance and must be present for the entire session.  The program is offered at Alternative Paths, 246 Northland Dr. Suite 200, Medina, Ohio 44256.  The non-refundable fee for the program is $120 per program participant.  The agency shall provide verification of attendance to the court within 5 business days of the completed session.   The session presenter will be an Alternative Paths behavioral healthcare clinician with specialization in the area of forensics.
 
Program Content
 
The theft counseling session led by the clinician will focus on the following group topics:

  • National statistics related to theft
  • Motivating factors and causes of why people steal
  • Cost of theft to society
  • Taking personal responsibility/ ownership of actions
  • Maladaptive attitude, values, belief systems that support one’s choice to steal
  • Formulating a plan of action to reduce potential to steal in the future
 
Individualized content will include participant completion of worksheets which include the following:
  • Perception of his/her theft act
  • Impact statement
  • Personal action plan

 
The program will include lecture as well as encourage group discussion.  Participants will be given a pre-and post-test to complete so that outcomes can be measured.  Participants will be provided with resource information in the event further assistance is needed to address behavioral health concerns.

Location

The program is offered at the Alternative Paths, Inc., 246 Northland Drive, Suite 200A, Drive, Medina, Ohio 44256. 

Fees

The non-refundable fee for the program is $120 per program participant.

Session Dates and Time


March 26, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
May 7, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
June 25, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
August 6, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
October 1, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
December 3, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

Registration

REGISTER ONLINE

You may also register and pay your fee by calling the agency contact below.

Contact

Lenny Hrovat or October Gorecki at 330-725-9195 or 330-635-2736