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1 W in-win O pportunity R aising K nowledge of S elf-Reliance The beginning of Change lies within every individual. It is but the right time and occurrence that will make a person spring into action and a new person is formed. For too long the criminal justice system has operated on an axis of theories that although sound in principal, produce undesired results in its application. As a result, the very purpose for which most criminal sentencing attempts to alleviate it now perpetuates. Rehabilitation is a personal endeavor that is concluded when an individual, not an institution, decides that it must occur. Until the individual decision to change is made by the individual there is no change. To that end, ACC is not anti-incarceration. ACC is pro-opportunity. ACC gives its participants three important ingredients to put the person in the best possible position conducive to make the individual decision to change. ACC gives Education, Exposure, and opportunity. To take advantage of these offering is totally left up to the individual. The result of this offering is seen in our statistics where overwhelming majorities of individuals who attend and complete the program do not go back into the criminal justice system. With more than 17 years serving in the criminal justice system, Harry J. Bowden realized the need for an “alternative” approach to recidivism. He founded Alternative Choices Corporation in 1997. To reach our goal we use the ultimate test, which is Time, and the ultimate teacher, which is EXPERIENCE. We give our sincere thanks and appreciation to all the Judiciary and others who have partnered with ACC to create a viable working ALTERNATIVE and with ACC “help others help themselves.” We present to you a CHOICE THAT WORKS. THE CHOICE…THE ALTERNATIVE…THE WORKS ! “ Setting the Standard for Case Management Strategies ”

2 W in-win O pportunity R aising K nowledge of S elf-Reliance Benefits of ACC’s Monitor Tracking Report (MTR) Program  Provides easy management of cases and informs the court of defendant’s activities.  Lowers trial Caseloads.  Develops viable tracking tie between courts and outside agencies.  Easily implemented and practical.  No cost to taxpayer.  Guides participants to effective quality of life accountability and life maintenance responsibility Outside Agency Participation Outside Agency Participation ACC’s MTR program also is available to agencies associated with the criminal court system such as probation, intervention and treatment organizations, department of corrections, and others. Through MTR, these agencies can have a direct link with the court system, which creates credibility and effective means to monitor participants. Call Today to become a member of the collaboration. Benefits of ACC’s Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI) Program   Reduces recidivism-early intervention allows opportunity to correct behavior that leads to the offenses   With successful completion, the options for prosecutorial discretion are maximized.   Sends a message to defendant that prosecuting choices are firm and fair.   Provides early resolution of the case.   Provides easy management of cases and informs the court of defendants activities.   Services extend to the community by saving tax dollars on costly court proceedings.   No cost to the government or taxpayer. 404-669-9967 FAX 678-235-0344 1203 Cleveland Ave., Suite 2-D East Point, GA 30344 http://www.pretrialintervention.com pretrial@bellsouth.net A PUBLIC EYE IMAGE 404-610-1499

3 W in-win O pportunity R aising K nowledge of S elf-Reliance COMMUNITY STAKEHOLDER OPPORTUNITIES PRE-TRIAL INTERVENTION INVITES YOU! Monitors Make a Difference: Alternative Choices trains individuals for technical support in offender reporting and case maintenance. The three-week training program provides the necessary resources to support the success for ACC’s Virtual Access Program. Intervention Coordinator: ACC is proud to incorporate the new position of Intervention Coordinator(IC). The IC will provide first line information to criminal justice system personnel. Additionally, ICs provide initial representation to perspective participants in the ACC Intervention Program. This further allows ACC to become more inclusive within the community. Call for class schedule and information at 404-699-9967 Any position within ACC demands a high degree of dedication, enthusiasm, foresight, patience, and love. Working with ACC is a labor of love, a calling to commitment, a mission, and a ministry. For those who endure and fight the good fight of faith and faithfulness, the rewards are at once immediate and immeasurable, seen and unseen, and bear the fruits of labor. Rebuilding Character Through Community Programs ACC offers, and has entered into collaboration arrangements with a variety of providers, to offer education and training programs designed to increase participants knowledge and skills. Cooperation teaches individuals the most valuable character, respect for others who they are and what they can do. ACC is an interchange of activities and record keeping maintained by an innovative monitoring and tracking system accessible to collaboration partners.. NEWSFLASH!! NEWSFLASH!! NEWSFLASH!! ACC is proud to announce its Alumni Association to better assist former participants in their quality of life standards. For participant’s successful completion of the ACC program, the alumni association applauds perseverance and encourages quality of life achievement. To that end, recognizing the importance of bridging resources, ACC continues its “best practices” within the Alumni Association. We endeavor to provide intermediate services to further assist efforts for educational, financial and housing support. We have developed a comprehensive information network program to effectively guide individuals towards positive social change. Registration is required to experience the rewards of membership.

4 W in-win O pportunity R aising K nowledge of S elf-Reliance 260 Referrals from January – June 2001 January 1999-December 2000 285 Referrals for 2000 ACC follows-up for a 24-month cycle. 2001 Participants Upon completion every individual is shared the truth about the program. You never complete, you simply go to the next level. That’s why since 1997 we have enjoyed growing ACC alumni that come, participates, mentors and actively works with new participants on a regular bases. TESTIMONIALS: I’ve learned: “I have the ability to change my life. And that sometimes its not to late to correct a mistake. “That making the wrong decisions can cause you a lifetime of pain.” TESTIMONIALS: “That I can have friends in the right places.” “That my life has meaning. I can go that extra mile and not take shortcuts.

5 W in-win O pportunity R aising K nowledge of S elf-Reliance EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS: ACC collaborates with a variety of resources to offer education and training programs. Each program is designed to increase the participant’s knowledge and skill to help them become more productive and successful. Examples of programs available include:  Reading and Math Remediation  GED Preparation  Employment Preparation  Parent Training and Advocacy  Substance Abuse Treatment  Domestic Violence Education  Life and Social Skills  Cultural Awareness JOB PLACEMENT: ACC has implemented a comprehensive job placement program for its participants. To best assist individuals, ACC is now available within the Workforce Development Program for city of Atlanta and Fulton County residents. Jobs and services range from entry level to highly skilled positions with major corporations, small business and organizations. The job list remains available to those who have completed the course and seeking employment. NEW FEATURE OPPORTUNITY Season’s Finest Hospitality Service Agency is currently training for banquet servers. ACC is your link to the hospitality industry. Ongoing training and placement opportunities abound with the organization that helps others help themselves. Pre-Trial Intervention available in your state, county, or city. Fulton Cobb Fayetteville Clayton DeKalb Gwinnett City of Riverdale Bleckley Swainsboro City of Atlanta Municipal City of Atlanta Traffic Florida South Carolina North Carolina Illinois Boston, MA Chicago, IL Alabama Mississippi Providing Focus, Centered on Self-Reliance & Guiding An Alternative Direction ACC is Your Direct Connection to Opportunities.


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