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Nolef Turns Inc

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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 150 people find gainful employment and 17 people start their own businesses and/or become SWaM certified. NONE of our clients returned to jail/prison!

Target demographics: reduce recidivism by helping ex-offenders successfully thrive post-conviction

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

Community Stories

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I think this is a great organization that really cares about people. For people who have felony convictions, not a lot of people are willing to help out here. They really care about people and give back from the heart man. It's not just about a show for the cameras like some of these organizations that's supposed to be helping. I know they're working hard with little to no support but they're still serving people with a smile.

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nolefturnsinc 08/26/2017

Thank you for your kind words! We believe in people and will continue our work with the resources we have!

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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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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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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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

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!