ALL PEOPLE HAVE WORTH
The Pre-Release Education/Reentry Preparation Program provides confined individuals the opportunity to self-explore underlying, unresolved issues during their incarceration to make changes from within to change their behaviors.
THERE IS HOPE FOR ALL
Each person serving time in the department of corrections came from a home, in a neighborhood, in a community and they will be returning to the same. Therefore, we all work together for the success of each one to become a community asset and not a liability
YOUTH CORPS GANG PREVENTION PROGRAM
This program is an incentive, military type program that offers positive alternatives to gang membership for boys 5 to 13. The RAW DAWGS was originally developed by Dr. Joseph Jennings whose first program was funded by President George Bush. Dr. Jennings provided Compassion In Action all the necessary material to establish his program in Omaha, NE in 2012. After CIA relocated to it's current location to expand services to people confined and facilitate the RAW DAWGS Program, Dr. Jennings passed October 7, 2013, but his legacy continues with us.
Currently we are seeking funds to incorporate this program which was terminated in 2017 due to lack of funds and our building being vandalized. Our goal is for 2022 to reorganize and begin operations to
"break the cycle from cradle to crime" in our city.
Due to the pandemic in 2020, CIA was limited to serving our population in person and continued via correspondence courses. Our participants went from 35 to 165 for the year.
In addition, we expanded our Community Food Pantry beyond the immediate area to all families in need.
When one person is confined in prison, the whole family is locked up and the entire community is affected one way or another.
Compassion In Action connects the dots of society to assist in the recovery of all concerned and supports all efforts to bring families together. This is to break social cycles that foster negative mindsets and violent behavior leading to criminal acts and incarceration. It takes an entire community to break the cycle and Compassion In Action is providing those opportunities for involvement. 402-502-9890