Mission & Values

FailSafe-ERA’s core purpose is to foster positive change in the lives of those affected by incarceration.   


FailSafe-ERA was founded in 2009 as the result of the founders walk through the criminal justice system with her son.   Today we serve Virginia’s Planning District 16 (Fredericksburg City and Counties of Spotsylvania, Stafford, King George, and Caroline.



Our mission is to reduce recidivism, change behaviors, and provide strategies to improve outcomes for those returning from incarceration.  Our programs enhance their personal and professional growth to progress in the world of work and provides evidence-based training using the cognitive behavioral model to address attitudes, behaviors, and mindsets to overcome life-altering challenge and decisions; and continuous quality improvement strategies, and social skills to improve communications and connectedness to build healthy relationships; and promote public safety.

Returning Citizens Magazine

FailSafe-ERA is a family.  Our blueprint to reentry is to Empower, Restore, and Advise inmates, returning citizens and family members affected by incarceration breaking down barriers that prevent them from becoming successful, productive citizens.


Our model transforms criminal intent and behaviors into social and economic success.   Our programs enforce dignity, integrity, and perseverance.  Our goal is to be a model community for criminal justice reform and reentry.  We spread the message of hope through ministry.


FailSafe-ERA is the catalyst for Decarceration and Alternative-sentencing solutions