Welcome Criminal Justice Professionals
You may be asking . . .
“What Makes NASP the Premier Provider for Shoplifting Education Programs?”
The answer is simple…
As a non-profit organization, NASP is committed to helping offenders put shoplifting behind them forever. In 1977, NASP was the first of its kind to pioneer the use of research-based and “offense-specific” education programs for shoplifting offenders. Since then, NASP has earned a reputation for consistent, effective, high quality programs and services and a serious commitment to customer satisfaction.
- Is the only non-profit 501(c)(3) organization providing offense-specific education for shoplifting offenders
- Is utilized by more than 4,000 criminal and juvenile justice professionals in over 2000 jurisdictions
- Maintains the lowest court- documented recidivism rate averaging 2.9% nationally
- Retains the highest offender compliance rate in the country
- Is the only provider offering “hands-on” case management for shoplifting offenders
- Delivers proven methodologies and maintains a body of knowledge which is continuously updated, expanded and refined through research and collaboration with stakeholder partners
- Speaks and provides training at criminal justice, crime prevention and retail industry conferences
A Special Note from NASP
While numerous for-profit businesses have recently entered the shoplifter education arena and tried to replicate NASP’s programs and services, they have fallen short. The key differences between NASP and other service providers is that NASP’s proven programs are based on years of shoplifter research and the fact that we are not driven by sales and the bottom line; we are driven by beneficial offender and community outcomes. The success of our organization comes from our years of experience, commitment and passion and our unique sensitivity to stakeholder needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take for the participant to complete their program?
Between viewing the online program, reading the questions and marking the answers, the program should take participants 3-4 hours to complete. If they choose to complete the program by mail (with audio CD’s and a workbook) it should take about 4 hours to complete.
How does NASP ensure that the referred offender is the person actually completing the program?
Participants enrolled in the online course are notified at the very beginning that they may be selected for a process called Verification which will determine that they are, in fact, the person who actually listened to and answered the questions during the program. Verification failure can result in a grade of “Incomplete” and a loss of fee. In addition, a Verification Quiz is available for all referring court officers to confirm each offender’s participation in either the home-study or the online version of the program.
What if the program participant does not have a computer?
The NASP Programs are available in both a home-study format as well as in an online format. If the participant chooses the online format of the program, they will need a personal computer with high-speed internet and speakers or headphones. If they choose to complete the home-study portion of the program, all that is needed is a CD player and a #2 pencil.
How much time will the participant be given to complete the program?
For both the online program and the traditional home-study by mail, each program participant is given 3 weeks to complete their program requirements from the date NASP receives their completed registration.
What happens if the participant gets too many answers wrong?
When completing the online version of the program, a participant that answers too many questions incorrectly will automatically be re-routed back to the beginning of the program and given one (1) more chance to successfully complete the online course at no additional cost. Any participant that fails the home-study portion of the program will receive a new answer sheet by mail and be given one more chance to successfully complete their program.
Will the Court be notified of the participant’s successful completion of the program?
Yes, a Completion Report will be mailed and/or emailed to the court. In addition, referral officers may check a participant’s progress at any time in NASP’s online case management system. (This includes both online and mail-in participants.)
Does NASP provide additional support services, if needed, for participants once they complete a program?
Yes. NASP provides various types of support to help people stay on track once their program is completed. Visit our Self Help and Support Section to learn more.
What is the tuition fee to enroll in the program?
Tuition fees range between $45 and $85 depending on the administration option chosen by the court or agency.
What if I have a question or concern that is not listed here?
Call NASP toll-free at 1-800-848-9595 between 9am-5pm EST or email Justice@shopliftingprevention.org.