Know Your Rights

Knowledge is power.

There comes a point when all you want to do is believe that inner voice that says, "why bother?" There comes a time when the struggle takes longer than you think you have patience for. There comes a time when feeling like a second class citizen doesn't fit with what forgiveness is supposed to look like.

It's times like that when it helps to know your rights. It helps to know that there are two sides to the criminal justice system. The first side is the side that landed you in jail. The second side is the side that extends a hand to you after you have paid your debt. You didn't stop being an American just because you went to jail. You shouldn't stop being an American just because you went to jail. Did you know you have rights? The Second Chance Act, along with other legislation, provides you with power over that inner voice that wants you to quit or worse yet backslide into something that will take away your freedom again.

We know you don't want that and we also know that is not what you need. What you need is to know your rights and through that knowledge, and the right support, seize your complete restoration to where you were before you were convicted and incarcerated. Yes, that's right, we said complete restoration.

Are you ready? If so then read on. We have compiled a growing list of your rights. As we learn more and more about what can empower you to that final restoration, we will post it here.

Once you have read and understood your rights, the next step is to connect to the reentry resources in your area by using the main menu at the top of the page and hover over "Resource Center" and either click "Interactive Map" or "Direct Access Menu".

You have the right to:

  • 1) Complete restoration. The law provides a path for you to completely remove your felony conviction from your record. Knowing that can change your life. We provide you with the tools and the support to get to that goal. The road is long but not impossible. We will be here every step of the way until you are restored. CLICK HERE to get started!

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