Our Vision is to provide a better chance for returning citizens. We seek to help communities thrive due to Biblically transformed individuals from prison, and their families, actively living their lives with purpose, on purpose, for God’s purposes.
We have been reducing recidivism since 2012. In 2017 we expanded our mentorship program by offering a four-phase workbook.
Our Mission is to equip mentors to help break the cycle of addictions, reduce recidivism, and help restore individuals from incarceration back into society.
- To provide a successful restorative reentry process.
- LCL will focus on incarcerated and previously incarcerated.
- A healthy working head of the family is a need for all families and LCL will ensure that the returning citizen has access to adequate housing and sustainable employment.
- For children to grow up into healthy individuals, LCL will help reconnect families to help reduce the likelihood of children with incarcerated parents of becoming criminally active, by helping returning citizens we hope to indirectly reduce that likelihood from 33%.
The “I See ME Free” program is a solution to the huge problem of the “Recidivism Rate.” National statistics reveal that of those incarcerated 83% return back to prison within 10 years after being released. The goal of our program is to reduce this rate to 20% or less. These citizens will be coming out into our communities. We must prepare them to re-enter society free of those issues that may have contributed to their problem.
Our program is heavily invested in Mentors. Our mentors help from the comfort of home. All commutation is electronic via email and video chat. We provide training and meet electronically monthly. No in-prison mentoring is required unless you choose to go in with our teams.
The program uses 4 Phase “I See ME Free” Curriculum Manuals developed by Pamela (Winderweedle) Hillman, each over 200-pages that cover the 12-month committed mentoring period.