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Get on Your Feet is a passionate group of Christian believers and professionals working together to improve the lives of adults, youth and families who have been or are currently involved in the criminal justice system. Our goals is to impact positive change within the criminal justice system.
As offenders move through the re-entry process, they encounter over 48,000 barriers and legal restrictions – creating another type of prison once they are released from prison.(Source: Prison Fellowship) This contributes to the cycle of re-incarceration.
An estimated two-thirds (68 percent) of 405,000 prisoners released in 30 states in 2005 were arrested for a new crime within three years of release from prison, and three-quarters (77 percent) were arrested within five years, per the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
We believe in helping these men and women realize they are important individuals, fearfully and wonderfully created by God. They are more than just a number – they still have a powerful voice to impact the world, despite their past. This program offers curriculum in pre-release and post-release phases to address the needs of the participants.
Helping participants prepare for a successful re-entry through skill assessment and building workshops, resume writing, interview classes, scholarship opportunities, and connections with “Felony Friendly” businesses.
Assist participants in re-establishing and maintaining healthy relationships by examining their their role and responsibilities of being a contributing member of their family and society.
Offering encouragement and support by connecting participants with someone who is a little further along in the journey of re-entry, fostering healing and encouragement for both people.
An opportunity for employment in building transitional housing for individuals coming out of the criminal justice system.
We are impacting and inspiring individual lives to change through applying practical educational tools, life skills and spiritual teaching.
By addressing the spiritual, physical, mental and relational needs of prisoners, we can help them to shift their mindset and experience success in the process of re-entry into society.