Therapeutic Transport & Intervention Service Founded by Former Troubled Teens and Parents

New Start Transports was founded by two student alumni, representing three different troubled teen residential/wilderness programs, and their parents. In 1995, Clinton, President of New Start Transports, was placed in a Utah wilderness program for 57 days by his parents. Following completing this program, his parents were strongly encouraged by the wilderness professionals to seek further placement options before bringing him home. Because of both financial and emotional reasons, Clint's father chose to give him one more chance at home. Although Clint had progressed and learned much in his wilderness program, he still had many unsolved issues to overcome. Furthermore, he came back to a home environment of older step siblings using drugs. Just a short while after returning home from the wilderness program, Clint had found his way back on the destructive path of drugs, theft, truancy, and other destructive choices. Finally, when Clint was almost 15, he ran several states away. When he was finally discovered, Clint fled from authorities, resulting in a high speed car chase crash.

Fortunately, Clint survived, even after being thrown from the car at 120 mph. A couple of weeks later, he was back in juvenile hall awaiting trial and sentencing. It was as this time that Clint's father decided to intervene and found a program in Western Samoa. Clint was released to a holding center in southern Utah before being escorted to Samoa. He spent nearly two years in Samoa before returning home. While in Samoa, his progress was up and down largely because the program did not have a therapeutic component and lacked many other characteristics that are necessary in helping a troubled teen recover. The greatest benefit of the program, however, was that he had been given time to mature in his thinking and to soberly reflect on his past decisions and how they affected the lives of not only him but others as well. Clint was finally determined to succeed when he returned home at age 16 ½.

Shortly after arriving home, Clint realized that his younger brother, Jacob, was following many of the bad examples he had set before. Realizing that Jacob needed immediate help, Clint and his mother, Cindy, enrolled and escorted Jacob to a Utah wilderness program. While they were able to get Jacob to the program, the entire transport experience was a very emotional time for his mother and a physical battle for Clint to keep Jacob in the car. Looking back, a transport intervention service could have provided a more effective and less resistant escort for Jacob.

Jacob completed 57 days in his wilderness program and returned home with a renewed commitment to make better choices. Wilderness offered him a chance to make the changes he needed and also provided a vital assessment from which aftercare services would be necessary.

At age 19, Clint ran into a manager of a Utah residential program, offering him a job after learning about his previous experiences in youth programs. At age 18, Jacob was also hired by a residential program. At age 21, Clint began providing transport services for a few agencies in southern Utah. Shortly after, Jacob followed suit. After working for a couple of years with a variety of teen transport services, Clint felt that they could offer a more personalized and caring service on their own.

In 2005, New Start Transports officially began its operations. By 2006, they had become very well acquainted with both the ethical and not so ethical teen programs. Because New Start Transports is often the first step of the recovery process for a teen, it decided to only support treatment facilities that they agreed with in principle, ethics, and integrity. While New Start Transports does not get involved in which program is right for the teen, it does not offer transport services to programs practicing unethical admissions practices and that have a history of client concerns and complaints.

Today, Jacob is still assisting with New Start Transports while running a group home in Las Vegas, Nevada. Clint is married, with two daughters, and living in the Salt Lake City, Utah area. Their parents are forever grateful that they had the courage and resolve to intervene during Clint's and Jacob's troubled adolescent years.

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