raising voices, creating change, breaking the cycle
Justice and Recovery Advocates, Inc. is a non-profit organization with a mission to provide support, education, programs and resources for children, families and loved ones of incarcerated, formerly incarcerated, or institutionalized individuals that suffer from mental health and substance use disorders. We provide a variety of services to both systems-involved individuals and their families/loved ones including re-entry services, wellness programs, support groups, and direct service.
We advocate and create awareness within the community and for leadership/officials on issues that affect families and loved ones of the confined that suffer from mental health and substance use disorders while reducing the stigma associated with these factors that led to incarceration and promoting solid resolutions.
Did you know....more than 80,000 children in Maryland and approximately 5 million children in the United States have a parent who is incarcerated?
That equals millions of families destroyed by mass incarceration.
DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC OUR FAMILY SUPPORT GROUPS ARE BEING HELD VIRTUALLY ON TUESDAY EVENINGS AT 6PM. THESE ARE SECURE MEETINGS AND APPROVAL IS REQUIRED. CONTACT US FOR A LINK TO THE WEEKLY MEETING.
DURING COVID-19, OUR RE-ENTRY SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE AND THE FULL LIST OF SERVICES CAN BE FOUND UNDER THE SERVICES TAB.
WE ARE CURRENTLY PARTNERED WITH THE MARYLAND PRISONERS' RIGHTS COALITION SUPPORTING THE "HEALTHCARE BEHIND THE WALL CAMPAIGN". CHECK OUT THIS ADVOCACY EFFORT UNDER THE CAMPAIGNS TAB.