Current News From The Executive Director
The year 2015 has been filled with change.
Since 1993, New Directions has contracted primarily with the
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
Although we still work with CDCR, we are in the process of
reducing the number of parolees that are enrolled and increasing
the number of clients from other agencies.
to CDCR clients, New Directions has contracted with the San
Parole Reentry Drug Court as well as San
Joaquin County Child Protective Services.
process instituted by Governor Gerry Brown has played a large role
in these changes. Parolees who were once sentenced to serve
time in State institutions for the committment of misdemeanors are
now directed to local jails. The goal is to move
responsibility to local jurisdictions for these individuals.
There will be a period of adjustment as this process rolls
New Directions is fortunate to be able to remain in
operation throughout this time of uncertainty.