Inmates to be Ambassadors of Change, Not of Crime

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Founder of Nafisika Trust, Vickie Wambura Kairo, was inspired to start her organization as an answer to Kenya's repeat offenders - youth.

She learned that Kenya's youth continued to commit crimes after their release from prison. Wambura believed that the Kenyan penal system was not providing transformational experiences which helped inmates become agents of positive change rather than perpetrators of crime in their communities. With the Trust, youth participants have become valued employees, able to start their own businesses, and even become changemakers in transforming their communities.

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Federal Programs Related to - Youth Violence Prevention

Programs that offer activities for youth who are at risk for delinquency which help them to improve self-esteem, learn alternative ways of dealing with feelings and leisure time, and take responsibility for the consequences of their actions. Delinquency Prevention; Gang Related Programs; Juvenile Delinquency Prevention; Youth Crime Prevention; Youth Gangs

Federal Programs Related to - Inmate Support

Programs that provide emotional support; friendship for individuals who are incarcerated in a correctional facility, which facilitate continued contact between inmates and family members and significant others and/or provide services to aid in the well-being and reformation of incarcerated individuals . Correctional Education; Family Visitation Programs; Family Visitation Support; Inmate Visitation Programs; Inmate Visiting Transportation; Jail Visitation Programs; Offender Advocates; Pregnant/Parenting Inmate Support Programs; Prison Library Services; Prison Ministries; Prison Ministry; Prison Visitation Programs; Prisoner Locator Services; Religious Services for Inmates; Volunteer Inmate Visiting; Volunteer Jail Visiting

Federal Programs Related to - Juvenile Justice

Programs that provide for the secure detention of minors who have been arrested for violating a federal or state law or a municipal or local ordinance pending a court hearing or release; and/or which provide for the confinement, treatment, employment; training and discipline of juveniles convicted of a criminal offense. Day Treatment Program; Juvenile Alternative Sentencing; Juvenile Detention Facilities; Juvenile Detention Homes; Juvenile Diversion Programs; Juvenile Offenders; Juvenile Parole Services; Prison Boot Camps; Reformatories; Teen Court; Youth Court;

Federal Programs Related to - Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other

Programs that focus on protecting and promoting the broad civil rights and civil liberties of individuals and work to change public policy and opinion in a variety of areas.

See also: +COMMON CODE Advocacy (**B); Hate Crimes Prevention (I02.07); Housing Discrimination (I05.08); Voter Services (W08.05)

Social entrepreneur, Stefan Wolf , founded the Beyond the Four Walls, which builds cyber “resource centers” (aka Internet cafes) in rural areas for young women to run.

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