Circles of Excellence 2023
Criminal Justice Awards Honorees
Prevention Zone Inc is to be a catalyst for prosperity through providing leadership training, professional development and the life strategies for recently released exonerees and youth bubbling with potential.
The vision of Prevention Zone Inc is to be an agent of change; destroying the school to prison pipeline…. daily.
Why We Need Your Help!
Our nonprofit organization is dedicated to criminal justice reform, and we are committed to helping children and youth who are at risk of entering the juvenile justice system. The Texas Juvenile Justice Department saw over 53,000 referrals in 2017, with law enforcement being the primary source of referrals. Although there was a small decrease in the number of referrals from 2016, there is still a significant need for positive youth development programs to help prevent youth from entering the criminal justice system.
The large number of children and youth affected by parental incarceration is staggering, and we are committed to supporting these individuals and their families. We also recognize the need to provide support for exonerees who often face significant challenges in securing housing, employment, and mental health treatment after their release from prison. With your help, we can work towards creating a more just and equitable criminal justice system that supports both those impacted by the system and those at risk of being impacted by it.
Youth and Incarcerated Love Ones Program
Supporting and Encouraging
Our goal is to address this issue by bringing awareness, identifying, strategies, change and promoting. We believe we can facilitate progress in the school, community and society. We will strive to make a difference, and invite you to learn more.
Exonerated Citizen Reentry Program
One Step at a Time
Our goal is to reach the exonerated citizens that were wrongfully convicted. We have a reentry program that will help them reintegrate back into society successfully. We provide referral resources such as: mental health, housing, employment, financial and transportation assistance.
Reinforcing our Commitment
With our Mentorship program , our goal is to promote great opportunities for those in continuing services after completing our program. With access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential. Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.
Criminal Justice Reform
"Correcting the errors in the criminal justice system"
Wrongful Conviction and Criminal Justice Reform: Making Justice, details the current issues of “innocence reform” and wrongful convictions, offering potential reforms that would enhance the criminal justice system and alleviate the problem of wrongful convictions.
Source: National Criminal Justice Reference Service
(NCJRS) Robert J. Norris
A major reduction has taken place in the number of teenagers committed to juvenile facilities in this century. At a time of increasing calls to cut the number of incarcerated adults by 50 percent over 10 years, the juvenile justice system has already attained this goal. Moreover, the decline has taken place without harming public safety.
Source: Sentencing Project
Joshua Rover (2015)
Having a parent in prison can have an impact on a child’s mental health, social behavior, and educational prospects. These children require support from local, state, and federal systems to serve their needs.
Our organization earned a 2020 Gold Seal of Transparency. By adding information about our goals, strategies, capabilities, and vision, we are highlighting the difference we help to make in the world. Check out our updated GuideStar #NonprofitProfile: https://www.guidestar.org/Profile/9781428. (Now part of @CandidDotOrg)