The National Association for Shoplifting Prevention (NASP) is the nationwide leader in shoplifting prevention efforts. NASP’s unparalleled shoplifter research and ongoing collaboration with community stakeholders – from crime prevention, to law enforcement, to retailers, to criminal & juvenile justice – has been the basis for all its organizational activities and the foundation for its programs and services.
NASP’s core programs, the Shoplifters Alternative Course (SA Course) for adults and the Youth Educational Shoplifting Program (Y.E.S. Program) for juveniles, continue to set the standard for research-based shoplifting prevention programs with the lowest reported recidivism rates.
NASP has been setting the standard for research-based shoplifter education programs with proven-effective, court documented results since 1977.
NASP is a private non-profit tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization.
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|Education Program for Adults
Looking for a program to comply with your court order or simply for help, support and understanding of why you shoplifted and how to stop doing it, in order to prevent a future incident or arrest? If so:
You’ve Come To The Right Place
The National Association for Shoplifting Prevention (NASP), a non-profit organization, has developed a unique program (shoplifting class) for people in your position called the Shoplifters Alternative Course (SA Course). The program is used in hundreds of courts nationwide and presents everything you would ever want to know about shoplifting, so that you will have all the facts you need to help you make future decisions which are best for you.
You might ask: “Why would I take an education program?” “I don’t plan on shoplifting ever again.” “I am basically a decent person who knows right from wrong.” “I don’t understand how any kind of program would help me to stop shoplifting in the future?”
To answer these questions, let us ask you a question:
Why Did You Steal?
For the vast majority of people, their answer is, “I don’t really know”. Maybe it was because you want nice things, didn’t want to spend the money, felt depressed, frustrated, confused, angry or bored. Maybe you just wanted to see if you could get away with it, or you were mad at the world and wanted to strike back.
Whatever the reason for you, over our long history since 1977, we have come to understand that your act of shoplifting is largely a symptom and a signal to you that there are underlying issues in your life which are causing you to feel excessive stress, fear or emotional pain. The need to relieve your discomfort creates an impulse to act in this way.
After impulsively taking your first item and “getting away with it”, you found some temporary satisfaction or relief from your internal personal stress, even though you may also have felt ashamed and afraid.
The SA Course will help bring you a new understanding about shoplifting; explain how you impulsively make these kind of decisions; highlight the true impact they have on your daily life, so you can immediately learn how to make better decisions for yourself. It will help to change the thinking, feelings and attitudes you now hold which have allowed you to shoplift in the past. It will reduce your risk of shoplifting and getting arrested in the future.