We are a Nonprofit dedicated to holistically addressing criminal justice reform. join the movement for a compassionate and open society.
“Criminal justice reform is more than just a broken ideal - it's a reality that we all need to consciously and fervently strive to achieve.”
— Zachary Avina, FOUNDEr & Executive Director
What we do:
- Provide "at risk" and formerly incarcerated individuals (“re-entrants”) with holistic, re-entry assistance, case management, and employment training.
- Provide small businesses with compassionate management trainings, human resource planning, and counseling to facilitate employment opportunities and business growth.
- Provide the public with volunteering opportunities, access to law, and community development programs.
Why We Do It:
Approximately 9,000,000 individuals per year re-enter society from jails and prisons. But about half of them will go back to jail or prison, which costs local taxpayers about $71,000 per year per individual re-incarcerated.
The problem is that re-entrants have significant barriers to opportunities in both employment and housing, creating a conundrum because they are significantly less likely to fall back into criminal behaviors if they have stable, decently paid employment.
This "revolving door" of recidivism affects lower-income "at risk" communities, making it a public safety issue that hinders a fruitful economy.
How we do it:
- Creating and implementing parole plans that address employment, housing, education, mental health support, and legal aid;
- Promoting compassionate education to employers and the public;
- Engaging in research-based recidivism and policy reform; and
- Implementing impact litigation regarding discrimination and equal justice.
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