Who Is Assisted
New Directions helps adult men and women from San Joaquin County.
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
contracts with New Directions for treatment beds. These beds
are for parolees who have long term substance abuse and criminal
issues. Corrections long ago discovered that it is far less costly
and more effective to provide treatment to those individuals who
are appropriate than to incarcerate them.
New Directions also
has a Housing and Urban Development grant that
provides services free of charge for
homeless individuals. These
grants are available to individuals who may or may not be tied to
the criminal justice system but need treatment.
Those on parole
are placed here by their parole agent. Those funded by grants may be
Other clients are placed in New Directions by the
San Joaquin County Parole Reentry Drug Court, San Joaquin County
Post Release Court Supervision Program, and the San Joaquin
County Child Protective Services Agency. These CPS men and women
are in the process of regaining custody of their children.
has worked with WestCare of Fresno, California, for many years
providing residential and outpatient services for their clients.