Our Impact

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

FTC is all about redemption and the power of second changes. We assist men and women in stepping free of past identifications as “criminals” and re-identifying themselves as valuable, responsible members of our society. Both qualitative and quantitative results indicate significant benefit for individuals who participate in FTC programs over time.

SUCCESS STORIES & TESTIMONIALS

Elephants & Doves

Elephants & Doves

Dedicated artwork by Oscar (FTC program participant since 2014)   Elephants & Doves Deliberately I turned my face aside But he, elephant-like, remained in the room Even my secret spaces occupied And with nary a sign of departing soon Doing as beasts are...

My Purpose in Life

My Purpose in Life

In my very first experience with The Freedom to Choose Project (FTC), I truly understood what 'Change from the Inside' meant. I thought I was going inside a prison to bring hope and inspiration to others. I discovered that I was also truly serving myself by sharing...

Who Am I?

Who Am I?

“I love the work that FTC does, for myself personally, and for the greater inmate population, and also for those amazing people who devote their time to coming into prisons and bringing their love. My life has been changed forever from the experiences I have had,...

Helping Each Other to Heal

Helping Each Other to Heal

I want to express my gratitude and appreciation for the incredible and heart opening workshop you devised for the VSP weekend. I applaud you for your courage and willingness to discuss the subjects of racism and diversity which are real areas of challenge...

OUR RESULTS

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of FTC program graduates have been released from prison.

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of participants reported their lives improved

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of participants experienced less conflict

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of participants have taught learned skills to friends and family

Inmates at Valley State Prison for Women were queried six months after the program.

Inmates who participate in our programs demonstrate more peaceful behavior, parole more successfully, are integrated into society more effectively and can give back to their communities. Those who continue to be incarcerated are able to collaborate more effectively with prison staff creating a safer environment.

WORKING WITH PARTNERS
TO GET RESULTS

When we come together in support of one another we can effect great change. There are many ways to get involved with FTC – volunteer in our programs or share your expertise in areas such as film making, photography, copy writing, marketing, fundraising, public speaking, etc. If you are interested in volunteering, becoming a sponsor or supporting our work in other ways, we would love to hear from you.

MORE STATISTICS & RESOURCES

Annual Activity Report

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