We encourage and support the continuation of relationships beyond prison.
As we continue to learn about the importance of relationships formed while on the inside, we work to focus our attention on the value of relationship in the conversation around reentry.
We collaborate with the incarcerated on creating innovative approaches to engage youth and invite them into the conversations on accountability, restoration and resiliency and - bridging a gap of harm and healing.
We currently provide weekly support to the California Men's Colony program, with plans to expand into other prisons.
Once we are cleared to return to the inside, we are making plans to expand to CMC East, beginning the process of interviewing candidates for membership. Once selected, they will then undergo a series of trainings to equip them to facilitate The First Step curriculum to their inside community.
We work intentionally to amplify the stories and voices of those who we serve on the inside, as well as for when they transition to lives on the outside.