GETTING RIGHT, GETTING OUT, GIVING BACK

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.

GARAGE SALE

October 3rd from 8am-2pm is our annual garage sale. It will be held at 673 Brookhaven Ct, Waxahachie, TX 75165 We already have lots of donations such as clothes, weights, gas range, tables, tools, etc. We still need your help. If you live in the dallas area and would like to drop donations off or have us pick up, please fill out the donation form on the donation page. Or call Jay Dan at 972.375.5177 to schedule pickup. 

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
 Never Again!
 Yes
 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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