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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 justice involvement successfully thrive post-conviction. We believe in supporting our community to reduce crime and building the economy around us.

Results: Last year, we assisted over 215 people find gainful employment and 14 people start their own businesses and/or become SWaM certified. NONE of our clients returned to jail/prison!

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

Direct beneficiaries per year: 206 individuals/families with justice involvement

Geographic areas served: Richmond, VA and surrounding areas

Programs: felony advocacy, voter registration, restoration of rights, business startup, parenting initiatives, legal aid, community outreach, job training, interview skills, mentoring youth

Community Stories

20 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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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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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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I found this organization via 211 Virginia and was really impressed with the way the young lady treated me. she took the time to find the info I needed be cause i wasn't having any luck. She helped me with a few personal items and job resources. Even though I haven't found steady employment yet, they keep me hopeful.

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nolefturnsinc 07/16/2018

Thank you for allowing us to help! Don't give up hope.

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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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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

I really appreciate the help with getting my CDL and finding a job that would hire me with a record. No one else wanted to help and I was in a tight spot. Thank you so much.

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nolefturnsinc 08/01/2018

Happy to help! Be sure to keep us updated on your progress.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

When Sheba approached me about serving on the board, I didn't hesitate. Her passion was so obvious, and our shared concern for the way people with felony convictions are treated after they've done their time made me welcome the opportunity to serve. We all volunteer and get together and brainstorm ideas to improve others' lives. I wasn't aware of all of the issues we would tackle in a year's time but I know I made a good choice by serving. We've made such an impact in a short amount of time so I can't wait to see what the future holds.

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nolefturnsinc 08/26/2017

Thank you for being a part of our great work!

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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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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 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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thankful that there are people who don't pass judgement and are compassionate to others. I highly recommend Noleft Turns to anyone looking to make changes in their lives. They're professional and down to earth and genuinely helpful.

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nolefturnsinc 07/16/2018

Wow, thank you for sharing.

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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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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 08/26/2017

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!

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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

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!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I was amazed that such a small group would do so much to help me to get on my feet. They were professional and compassionate and best of all, I wasn't judged on my past. I highly recommend this organization.

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nolefturnsinc 08/26/2017

We're glad to help. Thank you for your kind words!