At Our Core

Programs

We provide training for people before they are released to help them prepare to re-enter their communities, and afterwards equip them with the tools and skills they need for a successful transition back home.

About

We are on a mission to reduce recidivism and help people get their lives back on track. You are invited to join us.


Uplift

Make a donation now to lift someone out of stigma and get back on their feet. Their debt to society is paid—it’s time for them, and for their community, to move forward.

2019 highlights

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2020 Initiative

“ LANGUAGE MATTERS”

Language is the building block of thoughts. You don’t truly understand a concept, an emotion or an idea until you put a word to it. Then that word takes on meaning. Experiences get attached to it. Biases get attached to it. The word can become so burdened with everything around it that the word takes on a whole new meaning.

That’s why we are working to change the language around justice-involved persons. They are not their crime. For example, calling someone an “ex-con” is still calling them a convict…a screw-up…a total loss. That’s a lot different from a “reformed person.” Because convicts are “bad,” but reformed people are inspiring. 

Language matters. And so do they.

ACCOUNTABILITY

As a 501c3 organization, we are transparent about how we use the funds entrusted to us. Throughout this year's annual report, we provide evidence of, not only our community engagement, but the real social impact we have made on the nationwide conversation on CJ Reform.