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Giving Tuesday November 28, 2023

The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) reports that 95% of state prisoners will be released to embark on their personal journey as returning citizens. To bring it closer to home more than 10,000 are released annually, from the State of Virginia, back into our local communities. These individuals are not just statistics. They are our neighbors, our family members, and our friends.

At FailSafe-ERA we are dedicated to restoring and enhancing our communities by ensuring that these individuals have the necessary resources for a successful reintegration. Our transformative services include our right road reentry, caring connections, and PGI (Preventing Generations of Incarceration) programs where both justice-impacted individuals, AND their families are given the tools they need to build a better future.

People like 26-year-old Edward McCall who came to FailSafe-ERA in need of reentry support completed our Right Road Reentry and Courage to Change program.

He was later inducted into our hall of change and is now considered an agent of change and pursuing his marketing career. Edward recently moved into an apartment, and we were able to provide him with some household products and a gift card. He is on his way to independent living.

We take great pride in our mission and supporting our community members in need of specialized assistance, but it takes a village. If you would like to help Edward and other justice-impacted individuals and families, you can make a real difference in their lives and in our communities on Giving Tuesday by donating to FailSafe-ERA.

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving on November 28, 2023, where nonprofits across the country like ours participate to raise the funds crucial to expanding our positive local impact. With your help, we can continue to make our local communities safer and our families stronger. This Giving Tuesday, please donate to FailSafe-ERA by going to and giving what you are able. Every donation moves us forward!

Thank you in advance for your very generous investment in our efforts, and for being a believer in second chances. We are extremely grateful!

Most Sincerely and Respectfully,

Juanita Shanks

Juanita Shanks

Chief Executive Officer

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