We manage a wide range of programs to help former prisoners
become a positive force in the lives of their community.
QUARTERLY PAROLE & COMMUTATION CLINICS
The 3-hour clinic offers a comprehensive guide to bringing your loved ones home and is run by experts in the field, including Board Attorney Don Hammond.
WALKING THE YARD
A mentorship program within prison where old-time lifers are matched with youth entering prison with the focus on how best to avoid the pitfalls of prison life.
BRUSH OF KINDNESS
This is a handyperson program where formerly incarcerated men and women along with other members of FCP work together on someone’s house, apartment, yard in cases where folks are older, sick, poor and incapable of doing minor clean-up and repair jobs.
FUEL: FAMILIES UNITED TO END LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE (LWOP)
FUEL’s mission is to end the sentence of Life Without the Possibility of Parole (LWOP) and all other forms of the Death Penalty. This project is run jointly by LWOP prisoners and their loved ones.
The Life Changers program’s mission is to connect with newly released, formerly incarcerated persons to provide a safety net of healing and positive re-direction that professionals often ignore or overlook.
COMMUNITY DEFENDER LEGAL CLINICS
Consultations for current criminal and juvenile cases, post-conviction options, including commutations, pardons and parole hearing prep, record sealing & expungements, immigrations.
UPCOMING PROGRAM COMING SOON:
RE- ENTRY, CORRESPONDENCE & POINT OF ENTRY
The Re-Entry program will offer continuous support for many lifers and those coming home for whom re-entry is a long process. Events include weekly orientation meetings and monthly Welcome Home Resource Fairs with compiled resources in the areas of housing, healthcare, employment and job training.