ReGenHope Initiative

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Carrollton, TX   |  http://wwwregenhope.org

Mission

ReGenHope connects justice-involved citizens with the resources they need while empowering them to lead constructive, fulfilling, and responsible lives.

Ruling year info

2018

CEO

Dawn Freeman

Main address

2810 Trinity Mills Rd Ste 209-289

Carrollton, TX 75006 USA

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Formerly known as

The Securus Foundation

EIN

82-1929467

NTEE code info

Management & Technical Assistance (R02)

Employment Training (J22)

Nonmonetary Support N.E.C. (M19)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Securus Foundation, a non-profit agency helping communities facilitate public safety and successful reentry for returning citizens, The needs of the formerly incarcerated individuals are multi-faceted. The needs must be addressed in order to lower the high recidivism rate in America. This is the crucial time for services. What happens is when a person is sentenced they usually lose their job, position in the community, no matter how large or minute, their place in the family hierarchy and structure, and even their self worth and self esteem. Once a person is stripped of everything relating to the outside world, he or she is further ostracized and demeaned by design in order to be able to remove pride and arrogance. The Securus Foundation goes inside the prisons before a resident is released and begins rebuilding self worth by implementing in person workshops and our 40-day Exodus Workbook.

Our programs

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R.E.A.L Workshop

The R.E.A.L. Workshop is an interactive session taught
by a diverse group of justice-involved individuals that
provides the opportunity to share experiences from
many different perspectives. The people who created
and teach this workshop include women and men
who are formerly incarcerated and are now home
and on the right track, people who have never been
incarcerated but have been affected in some way by
the justice system, mothers of incarcerated men,
children of incarcerated parents, and law
enforcement professionals who have worked in the
justice system.
The R.E.A.L. Workshop is customized for the needs of
your residents and your facility to ensure that you
have a session that is designed for you.
Each one day workshop will serve up to 100
participants for up to 6 hours with powerful stories
from directly impacted individuals as well as
engaging group discussions.

Population(s) Served
Work status and occupations
Social and economic status
Religious groups
Family relationships

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

Our goals are to offer a 40-day self-evaluation from using our R.E.A.L. Workbook that is given to participants that volunteer for our workshops. Residents are given contact information that will assist them in their transition out of prison. The Securus Foundation then connects returning citizens with needed services such as food, clothing, and shelter by accessing our digital platform called the Exodus Planner. Our Planner can be accessed from a cell phone, tablet, or computer. The first 30 days following release can define the quality of life that will follow for the next year. This is the time that the largest number of returning citizens recidivate. Lack of transportation and housing is the main two issues that have been reported throughout the country. Securus acts as a buffer and compass for these individuals by connecting them to the services that are just a click away.
Ultimately, this lessens anxiety and hopelessness that leads to negative behaviors. By assisting with the activation and implementation of positive behavior The Securus Foundation lowers the recidivism rate and violent crime committed to the community.

The Securus Foundation has created SHARP (SECURUS HARM REDUCTION PROJECT) adapting the framework of Project 110 of North Carolina, that was evaluated and deemed effective by the Department of Justice. It is an evidence-based program that reduced violent crime in the community by more than 40% and saved the city more than $300,000,000. We expanded Project 110's model by adding a strong re-entry component that the creator stated was lacking and necessary. The SHARP model also used the best practices of the U.S. Department of Labor's Going Home to Stay model, called LEAP, that offered a strong case manager/reentry specialist component where the resident was assigned the same staff person to assist them pre-release, through transition, and then post-release. With the passing of the First Step Act by Congress in December 2018, that is encased in the Second Chance
Act, lawmakers, and legislators recognized the need for a new paradigm of service delivery that is a one-stop reentry model.
That is what our SHARP model represents.

Our team consists uniquely of a Community Engagement Director, Tonyita Hopkins, who manages The Exodus Planner and our campaigns that address a wide array of reentry needs. Currently, she has rolled out our Language Matters Campaign to educate the public about the
importance of labeling and using negative language to refer to returning citizens. The Language Matters campaign sits at the heart of the racial unrest that is currently occurring in our country. Many of the stereotypes that are racially motivated are because of negative language or beliefs about people that may be different from ourselves. Language Matters is a movement that is the
foundation for many other core stereotypical negative platforms that must be addressed to bring forth change. Our agency has Ghia Ridley, who is the Justice Agency Director. Her role is important in moving our objectives to the forefront because she solidifies relationships with Justice Agencies such as County, city, and state jails, along with state and federal prisons throughout the country. This position is unique to The Securus Foundation and the work we do.
Last but not least is the CEO and President, Dawn Freeman, whose passion and drive moves the agency and our mission forward daily. Through the years she has created working relationships with justice agencies across the country while working over a decade for Securus Technologies. No other agency in America is in this space where we have close relationships in
place with justice agencies that house our target population and readily seeking a partnership with our organization for reentry services.

We have strategically offered our services in five states before Covid-19, and when able will continue to roll out our model that includes our workshops and R.E.A.L Workbook programming in the upcoming partnerships with New York and South Carolina, where we have established relationships. Our Language Matters Campaign has been launched virtually, and our Exodus Planner is in Cuyahoga County in full swing, and being rolled out for implementation in Dallas County. What is next is to have our digital reentry directory in every region. We used the six regional boundaries established by the Bureau of Prisons. Within the six regions, we will identify the top ten states with the highest recidivism rates as our primary choices. For 2020 we are establishing a one-stop center in Texas that will also serve as an agency hotel to meet clients. This will enable clients to have an appointment or walk-in window and be able to get all of their reentry needs to be met, meeting with all the staff and counselors in one location bringing the staff to them.

Financials

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ReGenHope Initiative

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

RUSSELL ROBERTS

RegenHope Initiative

Term: 2018 -

Reginald Wilkinson EdD.

E. Crenshaw

Dr. E. Montoya

Clinical Psychologist