Each year the men of Forgiven Felons takes gift bags to the men of Restoring Hope Center in Fort Worth. The bags have candy, hot chocolate, popcorn, hat, gloves, hygiene, cologne. Each bag costs about $25-$30 and there are 12 men this year. Please help us help other men this Christmas. Thank you. You may give towards this by clicking here and marking it Restoring Hope. Thank you so much. 

Jay Dan


Welcome to the Forgiven Felons Website!

Thank you for visiting our site. We are a ministry that believes by encouraging men and women, as they come out of prison, to get connected to a local church, supports groups, and anything else they need to become a productive member of society. Our goal is to reduce recidivism by teaching parolees how to become a better, different, person than before they went to prison. We don't help them forget their past, we show them how to use their past to gain a brighter future. Helping People with a Past realize their Future.

We hold bible studies, mentor one on one in county jails, go into the prisons to share the gospel, and house men when they come out of prison. We believe by Getting them Right, Getting them Out, and showing them how to Give Back, we can fight recidivism.

Mission Statement:
Helping People with a Past realize their Future!
We try to accomplish this by: 
Getting Right- whether in prison or out, getting your mind and heart right is vital to staying on the right track. Getting Out- getting out of whatever situation you're in. Prison, parole, probation, addictions, unemployment. Sometimes this takes time and effort but it's important to always be moving forward. Giving Back- pouring into someone else is the most surefire way to the focus off ourselves. Most of our consequences with the law are brought about by selfishness.

Recidivism- Atendency to lapse into previous pattern of behavior, especially a pattern of criminal habits. (dictionary.com)

67% of all inmates released from prison will be back within three months. (U.S. Dept. of Justice; Bureau of Justice Statistics)

The children of incarcerated parents are five times more likely to end up in jail themselves. 64% of all men incarcerated are fathers.
78% of women incarcerated are mothers(US News & World Report, April 29, 2002. Volume 132,Number 14, pp. 48 – 51. “Breaking the Cycle”) 

Let's fight recidivism! Watch some of the ministry in prison on the Media page.

December 13th at the Wynne Unit

It was amazing as we went into the cells with Pro-Claim sharing Jesus with over 2600 inmates. We handed out soap and candy to every inmate that day. Click the link below to here some of the men at the Wynne unit singing along with the worship team. Lives were changed this past weekend. Thanks to all who helped. 

Hallelujah at the Wynne Unit

Welcome Home Package
Each month new inmates get out that have nothing but the clothes TDCJ gave them. As they parole to our ministry we like to provide them with a month of hygiene, three sets of clothes and shoes, bus passes, and some food. Please help us by considering a monthly gift to help meet these needs. 
Would you hire a felon?
 Never Again!
 Depends on their crime.

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    Helping People with a PAST realize their FUTURE

    Forgiven Felons
    Main Ministry 

    P.O. Box 4283
    Cedar Hill, TX 75106

    Transitional House
    9722-9724 Summerwood Cir
    Dallas, TX 75243
    972-748-3101 Office
    972-375-5177 Cell
    Email: jaydangumm@forgivenfelons.org

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