The New Directions program serves individuals involved in the criminal justice system, using a case management approach, to assist students in enrolling at the College and helping the student acquire support services to meet academic requirements for the completion of their degree or certificate.
Students applying for specialized educational programs and/or on-campus housing will be required to meet with a New Directions team member, affording them the opportunity to utilize support services.
- MVCC Application
- An intake form you will complete with a New Directions team member
People who are ex-offenders will always be “bad” people and those who were formerly incarcerated are making our campus dangerous; we should be afraid. Once a criminal, always a criminal.
Many formerly incarcerated students perform at a high level and have used their time incarcerated as an opportunity for growth and change.
All formerly incarcerated people look the same.
Incarceration includes people from a variety of ethnicities, economic backgrounds, religious backgrounds, race, gender, etc.