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Project Return, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Crime & Law, Rehabilitation Services for Offenders

Mission: Project Return''s mission is to provide services and connect people with resources needed to return successfully to work and community after incarceration.

Target demographics: Project Return serves individuals who've been convicted of a felony (or a serious misdemeanor with a 6-month or longer sentence) and who are recently released from prison (up to within 12 months of release from incarceration); we also work inside the prisons with persons nearing their release date.

Geographic areas served: Nashville, Davidson County, and Middle Tennessee

Programs: Upon release from an incarcerated setting, client service counselors assess the specific needs of each individual and an offender reentry plan is developed to help them successfully transition from incarceration to self-reliance in the community. In addition to job-training and employment assistance components, this multiphase action program provides referrals to other essential support services, follow-up counseling, mentoring, and direct aid.

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2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Nonprofits exist for the public good, and as the author and management expert Peter Drcuker asserted, "the bottom line for social sector organizations is changed lives" Project Return is a standout as an organization whose work contributes directly to the public good and who achieves that critical bottom line of lives changed for the positive. Project Return's impact is humanistic, they work with everyone who comes to them with such respect as they provide practical services that lead to real results. Their impact is also economic, the people who Project Return supports are able to return to their communities as contributors through the employment Project Return helps them gain. I have the privilege of working with many wonderful nonprofits who do good work in the world, there are some who do GREAT work in the world and Project Return is one of them.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a professional in the field of corrections I rely heavily on the services Project Return offers to the individuals leaving our facility. The staff is always professional and willing to do whatever we request. Their service is not limited to providing services at Project Return they also come to the facility and establish relationships with the individual prior to their release. This non-profit is a valuable to the goals we are trying to accomplish.