Any person who meets the criteria is eligible to apply for a  membership of a Core Group, with the following exception:

  • The Core Group shall not include any individual as a member, if that membership would in any way, deter the participation of the primary target group, the hard-core,  “solid con” from involvement.

  • The core group is the self – help component of the organization.  Membership is comprised of offenders, ex-offenders and non-offenders.  Most of which are community volunteers.

Criteria for Core Group Membership
  1. Applicant is sincere in the desire to get out of the criminal justice system and more importantly, stay out.

  2. Applicant must make a personal commitment to change their lifestyle.

  3. Applicant must adhere to the basic self-help concept as philosophized by the organization.

  4. Applicant must be willing to accept the offender, the ex-offender, the non-offender as equal parts of the change process.

  5. Applicant must be willing to learn self-discipline through exercising self-control, which may involve some sacrifice of former lifestyles.

  6. Applicant must strive to abide within the law, regardless of personal or moral conviction.