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 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.
OUR NEW FREDERICK COUNTY RE-ENTRY PROGRAM: Choose Life Recovery and Re-entry Wellness Program. Starting April 12, 2018, every Thursday. Check it out under "News/Events" and "Services" Tab.
OUR NEW ADULT PEER SUPPORT GROUP IN WASHINGTON COUNTY: Starts May 2nd in Hagerstown MD for families/loved ones of individuals incarcerated and with SUD/MH issues. Details under "News/Events" and "Services" Tab
*"NOT just an inmate" project awareness campaign has begun. Check it out under the CAMPAIGN tab and contact us for participation guidelines.
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.