Prevention Zone Inc mission is to promote criminal justice reform, support wrongfully convicted citizens, strengthen family bonds with incarcerated fathers, and empower young individuals to become proactive members of society.
Prevention Zone Inc vision is a fair and rehabilitative criminal justice system where wrongfully convicted citizens are successfully reintegrated, families thrive in supportive environments, and young people have access to positive opportunities.
Circles of Excellence 2023
Criminal Justice Awards Honorees
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.
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.
Reintegration for the Wrongfully Convicted
"Reclaiming Freedom, Rebuilding Lives: Empowering the Wrongfully Convicted on Their Journey to Justice and Reintegration"
Our goal is to empower wrongfully convicted individuals with the tools, resources, and support they need to successfully transition back into society. We believe in promoting justice, fairness, and equality while advocating for the rights of the wrongfully convicted.
"Nurturing Fathers from the InsideOut: Building Stronger Bonds, One Heart at a Time."
The primary goal of the InsideOut Dad Program is to address the unique challenges and opportunities that fathers face in today's society. We recognize that the role of a father has evolved, and we are committed to providing fathers with a comprehensive program that helps them develop the skills, knowledge, and self-awareness necessary to effectively navigate their roles as fathers, partners, and contributors to their communities.
Positive Pathways - Young People Gathering
"Empowering Futures, One Step at a Time: Positive Pathways - Where Young Minds Unite"
The primary goal of the Positive Pathways for Young People Gathering Program is to provide a transformative experience that equips participants with the skills, knowledge, and resilience necessary to navigate the complexities of adolescence and early adulthood.
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)