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 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. 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 one, two-hour session, offered six times per year. A participant needs to attend only one session. The participant is responsible for pre-registering for the program in advance and must be present for the entire two-hour session. The agency shall provide verification of attendance to the court within five 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 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/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 the following:

  • Participant 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 provided with resource information in the event further assistance is needed to address behavioral health concerns.

Location

The program is offered at the Medina County Sheriff’s Complex, 555 Independence Drive, Medina, Ohio 44256. 

Fees

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

Session Dates and Time

Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Registration

REGISTER ONLINE

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

Contact

Lenny Hrovat or Barbara Solomon at 330-725-9195 or 330-410-5569