MAKING A DIFFERENCE
SUCCESS STORIES & TESTIMONIALS
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.
Serving time at Valley State Prison, Alex shares how participating in the Freedom to Choose workshops have improved his life.
Participant interview after Freedom to Choose Community workshop. Santa Maria, California June 2011
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 !!!
of FTC program graduates have been released from prison.
of participants reported their lives improved
of participants experienced less conflict
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.