Alternative Directions, Inc. – Making a difference in people’s lives
Alternative Directions, Inc. (ADI), a Baltimore-based statewide 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1979, helps men and women in prison and those leaving prison become independent, responsible citizens. We provide civil legal pro-se services to those in prison and comprehensive case management to those returning to their communities. ADI also educates the public and policy makers about the barriers former prisoners face when reentering society.
In response to the need for community-based transition programs for women, ADI entered into a cooperative relationship with the State of Maryland, Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, Division of Corrections, to provide comprehensive transitional services in the correctional facility and after care services in the community.
Since its inception, ADI’s foremost goals have been:
- Find new and better ways to keep women and men from returning to prison
- Provide pro se civil legal services to men and women in Maryland jails and prisons
- Educate the public and policy makers about the barriers female and male prisoners face when re-entering the Maryland community.