"Wisdom is the Appropriate Application of Knowledge."
"Getting out of trouble. Staying out of trouble. Two vastly different troubles."
Probation Opportunity Programs (POPS)*, while keeping the welfare of the general public paramount, is committed to contributing toward the positive behavioral and conscious thought changes of people with legal and drug use issues. Working directly with The Courts, Officers, Families, and The Poly Treatment Team,*Probation Opportunity Programs specializes in the planning,counseling, support and proper assessment of persons with Latent Impulsive Thinking Syndrome (LITS),* a neurological impulse brain circuitry disorder, which as it progresses will manifest in singular, predetermined (learned behavior), and destructive, abnormal pursuits. With the causation of these recurring behavioral pursuits being what Probation Opportunity Programs terms Trigger Stimuli (internal),* and Primary Environmental Influences (external). POPS implements 'CONSCIOUSLY PAUSE' The Approach to an Alternative* model. 'CONSCIOUSLY PAUSE' The Approach to an Alternative is based upon Counseling and Methodology primarily directed at the LITS impulse disorder and its causation or triggers. Current treatment is directed to the manifested behaviors, such as drug abuse, which is why when a person with Addiction (Latent impulsive Thinking Syndrome) are removed from the environment (placed in rehabs, incarceration), they can do well for a period of time, yet since the impulses and triggers are not properly dealt with, the repeated cycle of the impulsive behavior is statistically, overwhelmingly inevitable. Dismal recidivism rates are an obvious validation. The POPS model gives the opportunity for qualified persons to appropriately get back in their communities, to rebuild productive lives, and to resolve many of their issues such as legal, emotional, financial, the triggers, etc. More importantly, 'CONSCIOUSLY PAUSE' The Approach to an Alternative teaches, practices, and prepares people for the ability to accept with sincere, appropriate behavior, to talk with honesty, respect and ownership, and to think with a conscience and proper intent in regard to dealing with the reality of their past damage, the needed work and plan in their current situation, and their practical foundation for the future. The goals are to drastically reduce recidivism rates, create a substantial decrease of societal financial burdens, and to offer ongoing support for a Clients continued success in the rebuilding of their lives as a safe, considerate, more productive asset to the well-being of their community and their loved ones. For a lifetime. Not for the current statistical period of time.
Probation Opportunity Programs immediatelyintroduces the Client to 'CONSCIOUSLY PAUSE' through a series of exercises and practices in discovering the stimuli that triggers their ingrained, singular, impulsive reactions. Simultaneously, Probation Opportunity Programs enlists the individually designed 'Poly Treatment' team for the added support, transparency and practical settings mandatory for success. The Client as they are building toward their appropriate goals, are taught and practiced in the skills of consistency, credibility, commitment, and consciousness, which are necessary qualities required for a lasting, productive, connected and caring life. The results are new ingrained brain pathways, which is the only current physiological way to change behavior, and are mandatory traits to begin to make life choices. People with Latent Impulsive Thinking Syndrome, are singularly auto-reactive to an already known learned behavior based on various internal and external triggers. The progressive severity of the impulsive reaction eventually leaves no ability to choose an action. This is another reason why there is the continual repeated cycle of drug abuse or other poor behaviors that outside people do not seem to understand. The issue is not about choices at that triggered place in time. There is no choice. It is the only option the brain knows, thus the only response given. That existing pathway is automatic, singular, repetitive, destructive, ingrained and learned. Neurological Scientists cannot yet remove that pathway. It is by all practicality, permanently stored in the brain. Death, getting older,(thus closer to death), brain damage, or divine intervention, appear as the only known exceptions at the diagnosed levels. 'CONSCIOUSLY PAUSE' The Approach to an Alternative, by its intent, creates Identifiable Choices of Action.* The exact opposite of a singular impulsive reaction. A person with severe impulse control issues can now have by design, the opportunity in safe, realistic environments, to change. And observe those changes, almost simultaneously.
With continual use, 'Consciously Pause', acts on the brain like a path in the woods. The old path gets less visible, and harder to go back and use. Until science finds the absolute eradication, it does though, always still exist. The credibility, consistency, and conscious commitment to alter one's Neurological evolutionary skills of contemplating, reasoning, seeking solutions, asking for help, weighing consequences, etc., prior to an auto-reactive stimuli behavioral response is the only current solution. The Neurological physiology of the Central Nervous System to the brain is the source of the message which dictates the impulsive response. The CNS is not the cause of the message. The Central Nervous System is only the messenger. The cause of the message is the internal triggers or the external environment stimuli. So, husbands, bosses, the person in front of us in line, hurt feelings, frustrations, anger, etc. can be triggers to all sorts of impulsive inappropriate reactions, and they are not a disease. Kicking the dog, getting drunk, overeating, and screaming at another driver, not signs of healthy developmental behavior, and they too though, are not a disease. The ingrained continual reactions to these stimuli are learned behaviors, not diseases.
We are here to help. Do not hesitate to confidentially reach Probation Opportunity Programs directly with any impulse, drug and legal concerns.
Probation Opportunity Programs is currently filing a 501(C)(3), Non-Profit Corporation Status. Steven Izenstark is the dba for Probation Opportunity Programs in the County of Los Angeles, and City of Los Angeles Tax Registration.
Mr. Izenstark is Certified and in good standing as a member with Professional Credentials of the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors. Mr. Izenstark also includes active memberships in:
California Association of Collaborative Courts, and the National Association of Drug Court Professionals.
Steve Izenstark has worked, assisted, and been approved as the Counselor of Record in Superior Courts through out most counties in Southern California. He has successfully Counseled numerous Clients with DEJ/PC 1000 and Proposition 36 Felony cases. Mr. Izenstark has also been the Counselor of Record for Felony charges at the Federal Court level.
The welfare of the general public comes first. The concern and regard for other people is a principle cornerstone of POPS. We report all violations of Probationary rules and Court orders. Probation Opportunity Programs adheres to the policy of Client Ownership of Responsibility.*POPS respects an individual criteria based on a Clients practical abilities, realistic intent, and degree of effort. POPS has a firm policy of assessment and acceptance into our program. With limited space and funds, certain personality traits and moral turpitude issues currently cannot be accommodated. Probation Opportunity Programs will not protect any party(s) at the expense of other persons’ rights.