Second Chances Promote Reentry Success

fail-safe (n)
a system or plan that comes into operation in the event of something going wrong or that is there to prevent such an occurrence.



The Right Road Job Training and Placement Program is a partnership/joint effort between ATSSA and FailSafe-ERA


FailSafe-ERA program designed provide participants the opportunity to learn various skills to increase individual and personal growth.

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Prison Ministry

FailSafe-ERA Prison Ministry focused on helping the incarcerated and their families  through various programs.

Caring Connections

FailSafe-ERA Caring Connections is a group counseling program for families affected by incarceration. 


Join FailSafe-ERA CEO, Juanita Shanks, for a brunch on Saturday, May 15, to celebrate the strength of mothers affected by incarceration and eradicate the stigma of shame.

Guest Speaker Kimberly Jenkins-Snodgrass, a mother of a wrongfully convicted son will speak about her experiences.

If you would like to sponsor a mother, it is $25.00 per plate, click on the donate button below.

The brunch will be at Orleans Bistro from 10:30am - 1:00pm. Let us celebrate the strength of mothers who are the glue that holds the family together. If you are a mom who has been affected by incarceration and would like to attend the brunch please contact Juanita Shanks at

So far we have two mother's who are sponsoring 4 mother's each. Let's fill up the restaurant with moms

We have space for 40 mother's due to covid restrictions.

Click the button below, each mom's plate is $25.00.

Sponsor as many moms as you like.


Eugene's story is the reason Failsafe-Era started and he will continue to be the reason why we strive to make a positive impact on those currently incarcerated and our returning citizens. This is Eugene's express wish to his mother..."don't worry about me mom, see to the care of others.

It is with great sadness and difficulty that we share with you the passing of Eugene Melvin Melchior II, son of our Founder and CEO, Juanita Shanks. 

We respectfully ask that you allow Mrs. Shanks some time with her family and limit communications where possible.
Our office is still open and we can be reached via our contact page or by phone at 540-479-3021.

Stay Connected to FailSafe-ERA and Support Us

As we grapple with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its implications, we hope that you and your family members are remaining healthy:  those in the community and those that are incarcerated.  Your and their well-being continue to be a top priority for us.  We were informed that the local jail has cancelled all programs until further notice in the interest of protecting the staff and inmates.  Our ministry team continues to keep our facilities, inmates, family members, and staff in prayer during this time. 

We will continue to monitor COVID-19 and take all the necessary and precautionary measures.  As of now we are continuing to do business as usual with the addition of the steps as recommended by the CDC.  

Juanita Shanks, CEO

"They provide a much needed service to the returning citizens in our community. This service helps to prevent recidivism in the criminal justice system."

Mike Hawkins from New Genesis Recovery Center

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