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Nolef Turns Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Crime & Law, Rehabilitation Services for Offenders

Mission: Non-profit organization committed to helping reduce recidivism by helping those with court and justice involvement successfully thrive post-conviction.

Results: Last year, we assisted over 412 people find gainful employment and 12 people start their own businesses and/or become SWaM certified. NONE of our clients returned to jail/prison! During this pandemic, we are working hard to support individuals who are being released. We are providing temporary shelter, food, hygiene and supplies and continuing with our work in a virtual environment.

Target demographics: reduce recidivism by helping those with court and justice involvement successfully thrive post-conviction

Direct beneficiaries per year: 412 individuals/families with justice involvement

Geographic areas served: Richmond, VA and surrounding areas

Programs: Back To Work Program, Clothes Closet, Food Pantry, Institute of Forgiveness Dual Mentorship Program, Queen's Court, Right to Vote Campaign, Felony Policy/Advocacy Program, Transformative Justice Program

Community Stories

40 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I was more than excited to get my civil rights restored but nothing compared to being able to vote for the first time in over 38 years. I had given up on being able to be a full citizen but I contacted NLT and everything was done in a matter of about 2 weeks. I'm forever grateful.

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nolefturnsinc Yaaayyyyy Mr. Ammeson, I'm so proud of you. Thank you for being patient through all the changes with the Supreme Court. I know it seemed like it wouldn't happen but you trusted us to get it done. I remember how frustrated you were but you did it!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I didn't know what I was going to do. I work but fell behind on my rent b/c my hours were cut so much with the pandemic. They helped me get caught up and my family is so greatful.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was referred to NoLefTurns through a friend. I was helped with food and finding work right away. I highly recommend them. They call and check on me every now and again too.

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nolefturnsinc 07/08/2020

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Client Served

Rating: 5

They care enough to check in when everything is crazy around us. They're such a genuine team and I recommend them to anyone trying to navigate the criminal justice system.

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nolefturnsinc 07/08/2020

Thank you ♥️♥️♥️

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Client Served

Rating: 5

They gave me hope. I can't say thank you enough.

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nolefturnsinc 07/08/2020

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks for being there in the pandemic. My family is grateful, especially my mom.

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nolefturnsinc 07/08/2020

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Client Served

Rating: 5

When I came home from prison, I didn't know what to do. They helped me do my resume and got me hooked up with a job. All I needed was a chance

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nolefturnsinc 08/03/2019

It was our pleasure and congratulations on all your accomplishments. Thank you for being patient through the process!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My brother was incarcerated and I didn't know how to navigate his home plan. Ms. Harris helped write a character letter for the parole board and after 27 years and 7 months, he was released. I love this group. They work hard and don't want recognition but they deserve it all.

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nolefturnsinc 07/08/2020

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Helpful and passionate, I recommend using them. They really care about little folk

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nolefturnsinc 10/03/2018

Thank you!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve been volunteering with NoLeft Turns for over a year. They really do care about people and will do anything to help. I don’t have nothing but good to say about them all.

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nolefturnsinc 08/22/2019

We love our volunteers and graciously thank you for helping out!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered at a few events with No Left Turns after meeting with their founder. Being a person with a background myself, who was able to overcome adversity, I really respect the work they're doing for others.

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nolefturnsinc 07/16/2018

Wow, thank you for helping out.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I always get good help from Nolef Turns. I recommend them to anyone.

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nolefturnsinc 08/22/2019

Thank you so much for the opportunity to serve!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I love the people doing the work, they really take the time to listen and help me where they could.

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nolefturnsinc 08/01/2018

Thank you for allowing us to serve you!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I was referred to this org from a freind who was lcoked up with me. I needed all kinds of help and they worked wih me to find a job and got my voting rights back. I'm working on finding a permanent place to live now but I'm forever grateful for Noleft turns and the people who help out.

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nolefturnsinc 08/18/2019

Thank you for the opportunity to help!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Always a good experience. They're a hard working and dedicated few who really care about folk.

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nolefturnsinc 08/02/2019

Thank you for sharing!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The ladies who work at this nonprofit are the best. I absolutely love how they help the community and people who are really down on their luck. I went in for an intake interview feeling down and they treated me like a human being without judging me. I couldn't remember the last time someone had looked at me like I was worthy of praise. They helped me to get a job and find stable housing. Now, I'm looking to start my own business so I can help others. I highly recommend Nolef Turns. They're fighting for some changes in our criminal justice system.

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nolefturnsinc 08/26/2017

There are gentlemen as well, but thank you so much for your kind words! I'm glad you were able to turn things around.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love ghe work they do in Richmond. There aren't too many places that help individuals with barriers to employment and especially housing. I know it's difficult being a grassroots organization but they make the impossible possible with little resources and help. Hats off to Noleft Turns. We need more people like this.

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nolefturnsinc 10/03/2018

Thank you for your kind words!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I\u2019ve volunteered with plenty of organizations but grassroots efforts are dear to me. At NLT, I was amazed at the passion all of the volunteers had. We were treated respectfully and I definitely will be going back for mentoring.

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nolefturnsinc 09/26/2018

Thank you for helping out! YOU are greatly appreciated and necessary to keep us going.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I started working with Nolef Turns last year after being charged with a felony. I was able to get help with some things for court that allowed me to avoid being convicted. I completed some community service hours and my charge was dismissed. I learned so much during the times I helped out and the people who work for Nolef Turns really are passionate about helping people. I'm glad to help out anytime I can.

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nolefturnsinc 07/16/2018

Thank you for your story. We really appreciate you.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I work for Social Services and needed help with helping a client with resources for housing. It took a while but they really took the time to find something suitable. They do great work for others.

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nolefturnsinc 08/22/2019

Thank you for the opportunity to serve

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I love this organization. They were willing to help me out when a lot of places shut doors on me. Grateful

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nolefturnsinc 08/01/2018

Thank you for allowing us to serve you during your (and our) transition.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Always willing to help whenever I call, I love this group. They are doing some good work in the community.

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nolefturnsinc 07/16/2018

We're happy to help. Our community needs people who are willing to forgive and allow a person to grow.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This non profit is amazing! Ms. Williams has been through just about everything I've went through and she's helped me out so much! I recommend that if you have a background come here cause they will help you!

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nolefturnsinc 08/26/2017

Thank you for your kind words. Our personal experiences were the reason we started this journey. Stay positive!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I'd recommend this organization to anyone looking to find resources who have a felony conviction. They helped me out a lot.

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nolefturnsinc 08/26/2017

Glad to have helped!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It's helping those who are judged on a crimson background gain their lives back . Not only are the participants getting jobs back , there gaining the rights again . It's very hard for someone of a criminal background to adjust to the world again but this nonprofit definitely helps others . This non profit is an opportunity to change someone's life . Nonprofits also put young professionals in touch with influential executives who work on their boards, as well as donors and sponsors, government officials and social activistsThey could improve with better advertising so others can find this .

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nolefturnsinc 08/26/2017

Thank you for your comments. We're working on spreading the word!