EMPOWERING YOUTHFUL OFFENDERS

ACROSS TEXAS

EMPOWERING YOUTHFUL OFFENDERS

ACROSS TEXAS

EMPOWERING YOUTHFUL OFFENDERS ACROSS TEXAS

 OUR  STORY

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In 2009, Jail to Jobs began as a non-profit organization offering Bible studies in juvenile detention facilities. Despite seeing great success for the youth’s desire to change after being released, they were being locked right back up again. In order to lower the recidivism rate, we recognized the need for a more holistic, influential, and sustainable approach to influencing these newly-released youth.

In order for the youth to find purpose, personal growth and achievement, we developed our program to include employment-based mentoring. Most of the Jail to Jobs staff are ex-felons with a pasts that allow them to relate to the youth we serve while positively influencing them. The Jail to Jobs youth earn a paycheck while learning skills in our program and we teach them how to budget their money and help them get their basic physical needs like meals, housing, clothes and transportation. We understand how crucial it is for the youth to develop strong character traits in order to make good decisions, build self-respect and maintain employment. In everything we do, we encourage their spiritual development with mentorship and Bible studies. We do all this with the help and support of local businesses and the community.
 

Our youth’s recidivism rate dropped to less than 15% from 75% after completing the Jail to Jobs program.

We help meet the

basic needs of food, clothing, shelter, and transportation. 

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Physical Needs

We teach our youth character traits such as patience, integrity,  

hard work, and

anger management.

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Character

Development

We provide paid job training programs to empower youth to get and keep a quality job.

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Workforce

Development

We partner with the

community to reach youth through in-facility

Bible studies.

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Spiritual

Development

The juveniles I referred to the program have received practical and functional life skills training and job preparation, and become effective members of society by living to their full potential.

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—  LaVina Webb

Juvenile Probation Officer