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Prevention Zone Inc

Imparting Success Through Focused Hope

aka Prevention Zone Inc   |   Houston, TX   |  www.preventionzoneinc.org

Mission

The mission of Prevention Zone Inc is to be a catalyst for prosperity through providing leadership training professional development and life strategies for recently released exonerees and youth bubbling with potential.

Notes from the nonprofit

Prevention Zone Inc is still moving and getting more captions because of our effort to be an agent of change. We now are hosting two major events. March is National Criminal Justice Month. Established by the United States Congress in 2009, its purpose is to promote societal awareness around the causes and consequences of crime, as well as strategies for preventing and responding to crime. This awards event is the only criminal justice-focused award that celebrates individuals, public officials, organizations, celebrities, activists, and community leaders from across Texas whose exceptional efforts or outstanding service have led to positive changes in the criminal justice system. The second event we host goal is to provide a forum for sharing and planning research, scholarship, and health policy in the field of correctional health. The Catalyst For Change Community Forum will organize conversations to encourage cross-sector, multi-disciplinary conversations, and t

Ruling year info

2019

Founder/CEO

Daphine Priscilla Jack

Main address

5300 N. Braeswood Blvd Suite 4 - V706

Houston, TX 77096 USA

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EIN

83-3739459

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (P01)

Personal Social Services (P50)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The problem we will work to address:\n\n1. Youth dealing with the negativity of society\n2. Mental Health\n3. The reintegration of the returning citizens who was wrongfully convicted\n4. Housing\n5. Employment\n6. Youth, Adults and Families dealing with the criminal justice system\n7. Bullying Teens and Adults\n8. Education\n9. Life Skills for Teens and Adults\n10. School to Prison Pipeline

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Returning Citizen Master Class

Through interactive teaching, participating in exercises, small group discussion and roleplaying.
o 12 Weeks Series
• Class 1: What New in Technology
• Class 2: Social
• Class 3: Family and Parenting
• Class 4: Employment
• Class 5: Financial
• Class 6: Time Management

Population(s) Served
Incarcerated people
Adults

Positive Youth Development (PYD) is an intentional, pro-social approach that engages youth within their communities, schools, organizations, peer groups, and families in a manner that is productive and constructive; recognizes, utilizes, and enhances young people’s strengths; and promotes positive outcomes for young people by providing opportunities, fostering positive relationships, and furnishing the support needed to build on their leadership strengths.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Students

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.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

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.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of accolades/recognition received from third-party organizations

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Youth with Incarcerated Parent(s) Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of participants attending course/session/workshop

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Youth with Incarcerated Parent(s) Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Catalyst for Change Community Forum for the past three years.

Average number of service recipients per month

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Youth with Incarcerated Parent(s) Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Children with incarcerated parents. Prevention Zone Inc provided lunch to the students.

Number of media partnerships developed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Returning Citizen Master Class

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Prevention Zone Inc.'s media partnership is with Fox 26 Houston. Interview on Majic 102.1 two to three times a year.

Number of meetings with policymakers or candidates

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Youth with Incarcerated Parent(s) Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Meeting with policymakers and candidates about criminal justice issues. State Rep Ron Reynolds and Congresswoman Shirley Jackson Lee.

Number of invitations for advocates to speak as experts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Returning Citizen Master Class

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We hosted two events a year. We invite advocates and experts to speak at the Circles of Excellence Criminal Justice Awards and Catalyst for Change

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn more about Sustainable Development Goals.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

1. Positive Youth Development Programs\n2. Reentry Program for the returning citizen who was wrongfully convicted\n3. Provide resources to the youth and returning citizens\n4. Mentoring\n5. Youth with incarcerated parents

1. We will provide something different from other nonprofit. The number of nonprofit for wrongful convicted individual is few.\n2. Personalizing our organization\n3. Being able to relate to the donors, foundation and other who will want to help our organization\n4. Appealing to the emotion of people\n5. Being innovative using new technology that will keep our donors giving to our organization annually\n\nReference\nhttps://www.classy.org/blog/5-smart-brand-strategies-nonprofits/

Our capability for implementing and meeting our goals is through fundraising, marketing, outreach to the community.

We are currently at the planning stage and organizing. We are planning a start up fundraiser. We are utilizing social media and accepting pledges. We will be updating month on our progress. Our projected date to begin official operation with our programs is January 2020.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Prevention Zone Inc

Board of directors
as of 01/18/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Daphine Jack

Prevention Zone Inc

Term: 2019 - 2024


Board co-chair

William Proctor

Prevention Zone Inc

Term: 2019 - 2024

Cassandra Boudreaux

Prevention Zone Inc

William Procter

Prevention Zone Inc

Daphine Jack

Prevention Zone Inc

Percy Kennedy, Jr.

Prevention Zone Inc

Ken Brink

Prevention Zone Inc

Carmen West

Prevention Zone Inc

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/18/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/23/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.