Together, lets STOP the epidemic of generational incarceration!
HIM4Her believes that everyone incarcerated deserves an opportunity to begin again…a fresh start. When someone leaves prison, they have done their time and have satisfied the justice system for their crime. However, they often find themselves serving an invisible second sentence by society once they are released, making it extremely difficult not to re-offend.
HIM4Her Mentoring is a unique program designed to inspire women to live victoriously, inside and outside of prison. By bridging the the gap between the prison populations and community resources, we can usher these women into a new beginning! We want to “get the love thing right” and usher these forgotten women out to a brand new world of opportunity, victory and potential in Jesus Christ.
Mentors meet with women before and after their release and help women think about opportunities and next steps, including:
Why our work matters:
There is no other program that is formatted quite like this one. There are many, great re-entry programs for men. Sadly, there are not many for women. Our program provides extensive training for our “village mentorship” approach. We work to empower the mentees to set future goals and implement them. The structured approach is rooted in bible study and prayer support teams for both mentors and mentees.
"Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.”
The need to help reduce recidivism by giving offenders a second chance in Jesus Christ, is great. Here are some staggering facts:
USA PRISON STATISTICS
Over 2.3 million adults are incarcerated in jails and prisons today (1 in every 100 adults). 95% of those will be released (Pew, 2008).
On average $23,876 of tax payer dollars are spent for each inmate per year in the USA (Pew, 2008).
Over 2.7 million children have an incarcerated parent (The Pew Charitable Trusts, 2010).
One in ten prisoners will be re-incarcerated within three years of their release from prison (Pew, 2011).
WOMEN SPECIFIC STATISTICS
There are now almost eight times the number of women in prison than there were 30 years ago (HARD HIT: The Growth in the Imprisonment of Women, 1977-2004, Institute on Women & Criminal Justice, 2006).
Men are roughly 10 times more likely to be in jail or prison, but the female population is growing at a far faster rate (Pew, 2008).
The number of women prisoners is projected to grow by 16% by 2011, while the male population will increase by 12% (Public Safety, Public Spending: Forecasting America's Prison Population, Pew, 2007).