In 2007 Prison Fellowship developed Out4Life to find a better way to tackle recidivism nationwide—a costly fact in tax dollars, victims, and cultural degradation. To do this Out4Life brought together a diverse group of community stakeholders state by state. They included representatives of faith-based organizations, state agencies, corrections, community-based organizations, victim’s advocacy groups, and the business community. These groups discussed how to coordinate reentry efforts in their state. Out4Life calls for the creation of coalitions that will provide pre-release, day-of-release, and post-release programming and mentoring to prisoners enrolled in the program.
Lorraine will represent STACIE Foundation as a victim/survivor advocate discussing one topic of the benefits of victim offender dialogue.