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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

Henry

Henry

In an impromptu interview, Henry eloquently shares his journey and the impact The Freedom to Choose Project (FTC) and volunteers had on his life and the prison environment at Valley State Prison. From his first workshop to being a free man.

Alex

Alex

Serving time at Valley State Prison, Alex shares how participating in the Freedom to Choose workshops have improved his life.

Jeff

Jeff

Participant interview after Freedom to Choose Community workshop. Santa Maria, California June 2011

My First Visit in the Free World with my FTC Family!

My First Visit in the Free World with my FTC Family!

It has been only 3 1/2 years since my release and the date of this most precious visit by Bonnie, David & Angela of the Freedom to Choose Foundation! Celebrating 3 years on the job! WOW! FTC and me -- still going strong !!!

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

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

Incarcerated individuals 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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