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Inspired by Loss, Faith-Based Prison Ministry Redoubles Efforts Despite COVID-19 Challenges
Two women the faith-based organization FailSafe-Era in Northern Virginia. Due to coronavirus restrictions, they can no longer enter the jail where they ... Click here to view video
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.
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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