The American criminal justice system holds almost 2.3 million people. There are 840,000 people on parole and a staggering 3.7 million people on probation.
Source: Prison Policy Initiative
Ministry Brews is committed to funding the initiative to help people who have been incarcerated return to a productive civilian life. We have chosen to donate to Christian Leaders Institute in support of their efforts to help incarcerated people reintegrate, including the following important steps:
- Biblically-based life skills training while incarcerated – Christian Leaders Institute is currently working with the state of Michigan to bring college-level classes that will give them important principles for living clean on release.
- A network of businesses willing to offer fresh starts – the “New Life” initiative brings together business owners who are more than willing to give reintegrating people an opportunity to work at their business. The program grants a special card to prisoners and former prisoners who have shown their resolve by successfully completing life skills courses and getting mentors to sign off on their progress.
A portion of all profits of Ministry Brews products and services will be donated to Christian Leaders, NFP, in support of these ventures.