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JustDane inspires hope & creates real change
Life’s circumstance or missteps can lead to incarceration or other life challenges that can be difficult to overcome. It’s better for everyone in our community when we can ensure a person has the chance to put the pieces of their lives back together; creating a community where everyone has an opportunity to succeed.
JustDane accomplishes this through field-tested initiatives that have transformed lives for over 15 years:
- Our 2 year recidivism rate ranges from 9-15% compared to the state average of 67%
- Our Just Bakery students are job ready to pursue their careers.
- Our workshops provide eye-opening experiences.
- Our guests in recuperative care through the Healing House return to the community healed and renewed.
At JustDane, we are all about Changing Lives, Changing the Community
Just Bakery is a 12 week educational and vocational training program. The program works with individuals who are experiencing significant barriers to employment (homelessness, criminal conviction history, lack of education, and/or a lack of work history or skills) and are learning.learn more and shop bakery items
Our Youth Programs including: Mentoring Connections, Family Connections and Reading ConnectionsLearn More
Journey Home works to reduce recidivism (return to prison) by creating a stronger safer community for those returning. It focuses on the areas of residency, employment, support and treatment—as well as transportation and education.Learn more
Our Peer Support Initiative provides a solution that helps formerly incarcerated individuals find success in life while making our community safer for all.Learn more
Circles of Support is a reentry program that provides individuals leaving prison with a support system.Learn more