Notice: New Directions is changing our name to US Court Assessments. Rest assured, you'll get the same high quality assessment service.

What Attorneys & Professionals Say About Us

"Every aspect of their practice has been outstanding...I appreciate all they do for our clients and their families at the Koffel Law Firm"

"...written reports they prepare serve as a useful tool for providing the court with invaluable alternative sentencing options..."

"I refer a client to New Directions at least once a week...they have a proven track record of sound evaluations."

"Our clients are looking for meaningful assessments and Directions Counseling is the premiere counseling group in Columbus."

"Brian has a very high value for quality and it shows in his work and his selection of staff..."

".... assessments are always completed in a timely manner, are well-written, and my clients have given positive feedback about their experiences....I will continue to refer clients..."

"... extremely professional, open minded and clients have always given me great feedback...."

"I have referred countless clients to New Directions throughout my lengthy career as a criminal defense attorney…courteous, timely, knowledgeable, friendly and professional..."


I find the service easy to use and the staff extremely professional, courteous, and patient. I found Treavor also to be both professional. and easy to understand. He explained everything in detail and the session flowed very smoothly. Would recommend the service to anyone give it a 10. Thank you, WYM

WYM - 01/15/2023

DUI assessment

Amber F. - 12/15/2022

The professional approach and care provided through NDSBS and specifically Trevor Davis was incomparable when faced when challenging circumstances. In addition to being the consummate professional, Trevor exemplifies the core characteristic which defines anyone who is trustworthy and effective: He does what he says, and you instantly know his words have weight.

Winston (Alias, please ensure alias is used for privacy) - 12/02/2022

As ordered by a court, I had to submit to an anger management assessment. As you can imagine, I was a little anxious about the process. Wanting to take this seriously, I searched the internet for a reputable business. Unfortunately, I settled on a business that promised everything I needed; however, they took my money and never called me back. Running out of time, I came across New Directions.

R.F. - 09/08/2022


Djw - 09/08/2022

I am very appreciative of the service I received from New Directions in the person of Trevor Davis. I was told that I needed to have an anger management assessment completed as part of my case plan to regain custody of my nieces and I hadn't the slightest idea of how to go about that. I found New Directions by Googling the assessment I needed and found New Directions.

K.B. - 08/15/2022

My experience with Trevor Davis was great. I’m no strong believer of physiological therapy but I enjoyed speaking with Trevor. in our brief conversation we were able to get to know one another. He was very open and inviting, the type of guy you feel like you’ve know for years after just meeting.

J.T. - 08/10/2022

Trevor was wonderful to work with. He was knowledgeable, understanding, and provided great advice. He was informative throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend him and New Directions.

JC - 07/15/2022

Very professional. Everyone I've talked to had been understanding, and very willing to explain any questions I've had. 10/10 would definitely recommend.

ZW - 07/05/2022

Quick, professional, straight to the point. One hundred times better than attempting in person programs if you have a court order assessment. I highly recommend NDSBS.

- 06/06/2022

I was super hesitant on finding an online professional for my assessment. However, the request was super specific on what I was looking for and New Directions was accredited and the reviews we're outstanding. Kym was so kind and professional answered all the questions I had. Trevor was great. He explained everything along the process and was super kind and professional.

AC - 05/10/2022

As part of my plea deal, I was ordered to complete a mental health assessment. It was extremely difficult to find anywhere I could go in person as every place was booked out for almost a year. New Directions was able to help me fulfill this requirement. The process was very quick and easy. The interviewer was very professional and easy to talk with.

LP - 04/27/2022

As part of my plea deal, I was ordered to complete a mental health assessment. It was extremely difficult to find anywhere I could go in person as every place was booked out for almost a year. New Directions was able to help me fulfill this requirement. The process was very quick and easy. The interviewer was very professional and easy to talk with.

LP - 04/27/2022

Trevor did a great job explaining the process prior to the interview, he was very thorough, and he kept me in the loop on everything following the interview. I was very pleased.

DD - 04/19/2022

I was simply astonished by the professionalism of New Directions. Melinda was incredibly helpful at all stages. And Trevor inspired confidence from the start of our process. Any concerns I had about the rigor of an online assessment were quickly squashed.

John - 04/04/2022

As part of a mandatory court order, I was required to have a mental health assessment. I was fortunate to find New Directions online. It was fast and easy to sign up. Travis Davis was the mental health professional who contacted me for the assessment. He was kind, considerate, nonjudgmental, and professional in his questioning.

JA - 03/23/2022

I had the pleasure of completing a mental health assessment with Trevor. He was extremely professional, but also great at making me feel more at ease about the process. He started by explaining how the assessment will work, then jumped right into the questions.

M.M. - 03/03/2022

After researching New Directions on the internet, I decided to contact the company for an assessment. I have always been quite hesitant about discussing my personal life with individuals I’ve just met, but fortunately after speaking with Clinical Evaluator Trevor Davis, I was far from hesitant.

KD - 12/27/2021

I was very pleased with the quick response I received. I needed to get an assessment and it was lengthy but easy to fill out the questionnaire. The follow up after they received my assessment was prompt and professional. The counselor and staff were extremely helpful and accommodating. I appreciate their help in helping with an uncomfortable subject.

RJ - 11/03/2021

This is a wonderful service with even better assistance! Trevor was so great; I am more than thankful for his help. Trevor was not only very professional and knowledgeable, but they were also down to earth and organically kind. They listened to my situation and made me feel appreciated and seen.

Anonymous - 08/19/2021

Excellent experience, although it was a mental health evaluation and seemed scary in the beginning, Trevor was extremely polite and asked questions in a way that did not make me feel guarded or ashamed. I highly recommend New Directions for all of your assessment or counseling needs! Very professional and prompt

KL - 07/19/2021

Trevor Davis (in early June 2021) performed a very thorough and professional Mental-Health assessment for me; he was very kind in-understanding my issues as detailed to him; Trevor was able to interpret some confusing information I gave him with certain additional questions for clarification. BIG THANKS, Trevor, and well done!

Steve - 06/15/2021

I was nervous about getting an assessment, thinking it could be either very biased, or worse, setting me up to need to pay thousands more for additional "counseling". These worries were completely unfounded. My assessment was very fair, following well known medical standard questionnaires and rating scales.

Paul - 06/10/2021

From my first phone call to my initial meeting, the entire staff at New Directions provided paramount support and guidance throughout the entire process. New Directions along with a truly invaluable professional, but personable counselor named Trevor established a sense of mutual trust, confident dialog, with a precisely balanced display of calm and comfort, which truly put my mind at ease.

Sam - 06/02/2021

My experience with New Directions was very good. Trevor fully explained the drug and alcohol assessment process and made me feel comfortable from the start. The hour-long interview was a detailed discussion of past and current use and allowed for in depth analysis of various situations arising from the interview questions.

GP - 12/29/2020

After reviewing the site and making sure that I was able to have the assessment done for my state, I spoke with Naomi and she was very polite and helpful in regards to what test and the explanation of how the assessment would take place and the timing. Upon finishing the questionnaire I was called fairly quickly to schedule my appointment.

- 11/20/2020

Had an assessment done by Trevor about a week or so ago. Am really grateful for the assessment, as he provided an honest, non-biased assessment on a very confusing topic, provided on the SAME day! I was desperate for a same day evaluation, and Trevor made sure it happened!

NP - 11/13/2020

I found myself in a precarious situation, needing two separate assessments (anger management and alcohol) and needing them in a short period of time. I wasn't sure where to turn, until a friend recommended New Directions. Once I got registered and filled out the simple questionnaire/written evaluation I was contacted by Trevor, one of the counselors/evaluators.

DC - 10/24/2020

I would like to thank NDSBS for rapid assistance in acquiring an accurate substance abuse evaluation with an incredibly tight timeline. The staff was extremely polite, helpful, and professional. The questionnaire was direct and thorough. The evaluation was also thorough, and I felt I was able to be even more honest than I would have been trapped in an office with someone I do not know.

JH - 07/03/2020

My experience with New Directions was friendly and professional. A hard combo to pull off! So many places can and will go with a standardized assessment that only benefits them. New Directions are all personalized, so you get the treatment you need.

AS - 06/16/2020

The NDSBS team was incredibly helpful and rapid with their response. Lane, the new client coordinator, contacted me within hours of paying for the service and instructed me on what to expect. I was promptly scheduled with Trevor the next day and Trevor was prompt, professional, and thorough with his evaluation and his subsequent write up.

A.G. - 06/11/2020

Trevor took the time to explain the process and go through my history with me in detail. I felt comfortable through my assessment and Interview. The report was completed in time to meet the deadline I needed to provide the Drug and Alcohol assessment for my Family Court hearing.

RC - 05/07/2020

I was faced with court-ordered charges which required me to complete a Drug & Alcohol Assessment. When I called New Directions the first time, the phone was immediately answered by a New Client Coordinator, who was excellent, friendly, very professional, and clearly explained the entire process. I had a very short window between my arraignment and 1st hearing.

Ken - 01/24/2020

I was going through a difficult period and let my emotions get the best of me, resulting in some legal problems that made it necessary to have a mental health evaluation. I contacted several mental health providers in my immediate area and didn't get a single call back. Then I found New Directions on-line. I contacted them and they got back to me within 3 hours.

John C - 12/31/2019

I had a pleasant experience with Trevor from New Directions. The process went as smoothly as possible without any predetermined negative judgment about my situation. Trevor is easy to talk to and asks the questions you would get at any assessment. He listens to your responses, so he knows the facts before he finalizes your report.

NS - 10/31/2019

Absolutely fantastic service. Detailed assessment, but I also felt extremely comfortable throughout the entire process. If you are considering this service, I would highly recommend it. It seems superior to almost all other methods. Very pleased.

NR - 09/28/2019

I recently needed to get a mental health evaluation for court. I went to the local mental health clinic, and they recommended several providers, however after calling many of them they either could not do it for me and or were months out to get me in. On top of it they wanted 600-700+ or more and for me to come in several times essentially adding cost for each session and report.

FH - 08/23/2019

I made a good choice picking New Directions for my Alcohol Use Assessment. We were able to complete the questionnaire online and the interview via telephone. It took about an hour and the report came back a few days later as promised. I highly recommend going this route for your voluntary or mandated assessment and choosing New Directions.

Andrew F - 06/05/2019

I’m especially pleased with the professionalism, timeliness, and willingness to help with specific questions/concerns regarding my general alcohol/substance abuse evaluation completed by Trevor. I will definitely be recommending this company and Trevor to anyone in my situation needing the same type of evaluation.

JoAnna - 02/17/2019

This service was just what I needed! I was in a rush, and it provided the perfect opportunity to get my assessment done within the timeframe I needed! Highly recommended, and Trevor was very helpful, a great interviewer.

JA - 01/29/2019

I just completed my assessment interview with Trevor. He made me feel comfortable & relaxed, not the feeling he’s out to get me! It was very in-depth and eye opening for me. Several areas were covered I had not considered that caused me an issue! Very timely with the report & was willing to work with me through the process of OVI!

Mike - 01/14/2019

FAQ Videos

What's the Cost?

This video covers the basics of assessment costs with our service. How much, where to find cost info on the website, rush order fees, and some discussion about what you get for your money.

What's the Process?

Tessa gives a succinct overview of the assessment process from start to finish.

Will Our Assessment Obligate You for More Services With Us?

CEO Brian Davis explains that New Directions is an independent assessment service that does not obligate customers to further services and costs. Ths is an important consideration when comparing "low cost" assessments provided at some treatment centers.

How Do I Know the Assessment Will Be Accepted?

Brian talks about what courts, employers, and various authorities look for to consider an assessment legitimate and acceptable.

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A Guide to Taking Court Ordered Drug Assessments in Georgia

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Penalties And Sentences For Alcohol Crimes In Pennsylvania

The penalties and sentences for alcohol-related crimes in Pennsylvania vary depending on the offense. For example, driving under the influence (DUI) is typically punishable by fines, jail time, and a suspension of your driver’s license. If you are convicted of DUI, you may also be required to attend alcohol education classes or treatment programs.

Penalties and Sentences for Alcohol Offenses in Virginia

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Common Legal Charges Related To Alcohol That Require Assessments

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However, there is an increase in certain types of crimes relating to alcohol. With that said, regardless of how responsible an individual is with their alcohol consumption, there might come a time when they're accused of breaking the law because of it.