Justice Ambassadors with a criminal record have stories to tell—and together with Prison Fellowship, they are making an impact in their communities.
Joy Block-Wright never had trouble finding a job before she went to prison. Her strong work ethic, administrative skills, and outgoing personality proved essential wherever she worked. But once she had a criminal record, her dream of being an entrepreneur was cut short.
Dr. Michael Strong spent 25 years behind bars. Today, he gives back to his community through his work with the Crime Victims' Compensation Program.
' Cynthia got clean behind bars, but would she be able to stay clean on the outside?
Brandon Chrostowski is on borrowed time and making the most of his second chance with EDWINS, a fine-dining restaurant staffed by the formerly incarcerated.
Thank you for supporting second chances, working with us to tear down the walls of that second prison and the lies of social stigma—to truly offer a second chance.
Resolution Sheds Light on Thousands of Barriers Aimed Those with Criminal Records
"I got up this morning, did my prayers, and just put the day in God's hands," says Joseff White.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of prisoners are released and return to society, and they need a second chance. The Church should be a place where they can easily find support and encouragement.