My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Reaching Out From Within Inc, Mission, KS, USA
Reaching Out From Within (ROFW) is a prison-based study, self-help and support program with two decades of outstanding outcomes in reducing recidivism (less than 10%). Co-created by an inmate and managed inside by inmates themselves with hundreds of citizen supporters, ROFW serves to promote self-understanding and personal growth through a secular curriculum and leadership development. Co-founder SuEllen Fried (nationally-known anti-bullying expert) and Executive Director Lynn Hinkle, along with their board of directors and volunteers, help prisoners from all walks of life to meet and study together, share and gain self knowledge, commit to new values and address behavioral goals to serve others on the inside and prepare for success on the outside. The ROFW team also helps those of us outside of prison to understand the incarcerated as fully human individuals capable of change and worthy of encouragement, hope, dignity and support as they help themselves through the structured ROFW program.