Presentation on theme: "Following One Course Until Successful Those who built on the wall, and those who carried burdens, loaded themselves so that with one hand they worked."— Presentation transcript:
Following One Course Until Successful Those who built on the wall, and those who carried burdens, loaded themselves so that with one hand they worked at (God’s Plan) construction, and with the other hand held a weapon. Neh 4:17
Character Authority Accountability Responsibility Calling Jobs Skills Talents Community Restore Families Rebuild Communities Re establish home ownership
Our Approach Start with “Preparation“ stage (inside discipleship for at least 2 years before release. Establish “Provision” stage ( transitional housing,jobs,mentoring upon release for 1 year). Develop the “Placement” stage (upon graduation of the inside/outside classes, assist with permanent housing and reconciliation w/ community and family).
WHY AFTERCARE MINISTRY IN South Carolina ? THE FIRST YEAR OF RELEASE IS WHEN MUCH OF THE RECIDIVISM OCCURS, OVER TWO THIRDS, BASED ON THE BUREAU OF JUSTICE. South Carolina ranks # 7 in the total US in recidivism rates, making it a perfect place to begin this vision. According to data from SCDC† there is a population of 21,712 inmates in SC, *11,409 were released in 2012. 10,170 came into SCDC in 2012. In fact there are over 33k on parole. SCDC spent over $370m maintaining and housing prisoners in 2012. Additionally, SC spends on average over $16k per year on each inmate. Furthermore with the average prison term at 5 years, SC spends over $80k per inmate just on maintaining and housing these inmates. For every ex-offender who successfully completes this program, the potential of saving the taxpayer could be over $80k. In addition, this person becomes a law abiding tax paying citizen. We have helped 226 graduates make transition since 2009 and 8 have went back to prison. This is less then 5% returning. † South Carolina Department of Corrections, May 30,2012 (* 2012-)
How You Can Help Prayer / Money – Monthly supporters Mentoring – 2-3 hours weekly Magic – What is your area of influence ?