Working Towards a Better Tomorrow
In 2016, Prevention Zone was founded by Daphine Jack. Daphine is a veteran parole officer with a vision. Her goal is to motivate and keep the youth focus on the positive things in spite of the negative environment in our society today. In the Fall of 2016, she created a simple program for boys ages 13-21 which included her son and his friends with the support of their parents. She begins with the name Young Men Gathering. After putting the Young Men Gathering in operation she began focusing on the research of exoneration. Her passion in law enforcement (criminal justice) helped in deciding to create a nonprofit while becoming an advocate for wrongful conviction and exonerees (returning citizens). A nonprofit consultant was hired to assist in organizing and formulating Prevention Zone. On March 3, 2019, Prevention Zone Inc became a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Although Prevention Zone Inc is new on the scene, their goal is to reach the needs of youth, youth with incarcerated parent(s) and the exonerated citizen. The name of Young Men Gathering change in 2019 to Young People Gathering. The goal of Prevention Zone Inc is to share this nonprofit around world and created a legacy that will be an asset to our society.
Dealing with the challenges of today requires problem-solvers who bring different perspectives and are willing to take risks. Prevention Zone Inc emerged out of a pursuit to inspire and support the community, and a desire for actions to speak louder than words. Established in 2019, we’re an organization driven by progressive ideas, bold actions, and a strong foundation of support. Contact us to learn more and get involved.