THE PROJECT 

 THE GEORGIA  

 INCARCERTATION RATE 

 IS 31% HIGHER THAN 

 THE NATIONAL AVERAGE 

PROJECT RESTART

Project Restart is a collaborative effort comprised of several Atlanta Area nonprofit partners, a financial institution and other agencies working toward one common goal: To reduce recidivism through providing a second chance for success. This is accomplished through providing participants who have a criminal record the opportunity to complete a multi-week self-exploration and training program. 

 

Upon participants completing the first phase of fundamental programming, each participant then commits to one of three pathways: Education, Employment or Entrepreneurship. After the second phase of programming is completed, participants will be matched with a mentor who will provide guidance and support.  During the final phase of the program, participants have the opportunity to pitch for capital that will be used to finance their goals.

This program is based on best practices and includes exploration of cognitive behavioral therapy, financial education, entrepreneurship training, mentorship, general life skills and connectivity to valuable supportive community services most needed by participants.

THE HARD TRUTH

200,000 PEOPLE IN GEORGIA ARE ON PROBATION, 321% HIGHER THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE

50%

IS THE APPROXIMATE RATE OF RECIDIVISM IN GEORGIA

40%

OF GEORGIANS HAVE A CRIMINAL RECORD

Mass incarceration has become a staggering problem in the U.S. since the 1980's. This social issue has disproportionately impacted low-income communities of color. Over 60% of people incarcerated in the U.S. are people of color. 

 

According to the 2010 Bureau of Justice statistics, Black Americans are jailed at approximately the same rate as Mexicans, Canadians, Americans, and members of all 28 Nation States of the European Union combined. 

​Although, bi-partisan legislation including the First Step Act (FSA) have been enacted, there is still extensive work that needs to be done in order to decrease incarceration rates and to reduce recidivism of disenfranchised populations. 

Sponsors

Horizon Companies

Horizon Companies

Program Title Sponsor

REGIONS BANK

REGIONS BANK

Program Title Sponsor

Program Partners

Yael Transport

Yael Transport

Transportation Training & Employment Partner

Capital Community Development logo

Capital Community Development logo

Technology Training & Employment Partner

Phoenix Recruiting & Employment Services LLC

Phoenix Recruiting & Employment Services LLC

Business Services and Employment Partner

ATLANTA TECHNICAL COLLEGE

ATLANTA TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Post-Secondary Education Partner

FOUR FOURTY TRUCKING

FOUR FOURTY TRUCKING

Transportation Industry Training and Mentor Partner

LIFERS INC.

LIFERS INC.

Life Skills, Self-Exploration and Mentor Partner

HEROES INTERNATIONAL TR. LLC

HEROES INTERNATIONAL TR. LLC

Entrepreneurship Training & Mentor Partner

REGIONS NEXT STEP

REGIONS NEXT STEP

Financial Wellness Training Partner

CREDIBLE MESSENGER

CREDIBLE MESSENGER

Mentor & Offender Resource Partner

OFFENDER ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

OFFENDER ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

Mentor and Offender Resource Partner

INTELLIGIS

INTELLIGIS

Technology Training & Employment Partner

Georgia Micro-Enterprise Network

Georgia Micro-Enterprise Network

Policy, Entrepreneurship & Training Partner

PHI BETA SIGMA FRATERNITY

PHI BETA SIGMA FRATERNITY

Mentor and Education Partner

REDEMPTION & ADVANCEMENT ALLIANCE

REDEMPTION & ADVANCEMENT ALLIANCE

Personal Development Training Partner

INSPIREDU

INSPIREDU

Technology and Computer Training Partner

UNITED WAY OF GREATER ATLANTA

UNITED WAY OF GREATER ATLANTA

Financial Coaching and Supportive Services Partner

AUTOMOTIVE TRAINING CENTER

AUTOMOTIVE TRAINING CENTER

Automotive Training and Employment Career Partner

WORKSOURCE GEORGIA

WORKSOURCE GEORGIA

Workforce Development, Training and Employment Partner

ATLANTA PUBLIC SCHOOLS

ATLANTA PUBLIC SCHOOLS

GED Program Partner