VSC is a voter registration site. If you are an eligible returning citizen, please come by our office to register to vote.
Reminder: “Today expect something good to happen to you no matter what occurred yesterday.” – Sarah Ban Breathnach
Train Our Voices
We just graduated our 1st class of advocates from the Train Our Voices program in March 2022. Check out their interview videos here.
Lessons in LAW
A MONTHLY SUPPORT GROUP
VSC is excited to launch our ''Lessons in Law'' Support Group.
The group will cover practical legal topics such as setting aside convictions, reducing terms of probation and supervised release, and obtaining a re-sentencing.
We are also, thrilled to introduce Dorsey Jones, who will be guest hosting our Lessons in Law Group sessions.
Mr. Dorsey is a graduate of Howard University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and, passed the Certified Public Accountant exam. He went on to earn a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center and graduated in 1993. Mr. Dorsey has been a solo practitioner since 1994, where he assists clients with their legal matters.
With Mr. Dorsey’s vast experience, VSC is excited about restarting the Lessons in Law Group sessions on our Zoom Group.
Please be on the lookout for notifications on the support group. We look forward to seeing you there!
Lessons in Law Group Facilitator:
Michael ''Mike'' Dickerson
Lessons in Law Group Facilitator:
Dorsey Jones, Esq
Staying on track sUpport Group
# 3 Years and Going Strong!
With the consistent increase of client participation, Staying on Track, is stronger than ever 3 years later.
Staying on Track, (SOT) is a safe space for justice-involved individuals and returning citizens to check-in, share resources geared to returning citizens and, engage in conversation with peer leaders and, professionals surrounding various group topics.
Along with group facilitator, Edison (Eddy) MacDonald, the group has created conversations centered around Healthy Relationships, Coping with Trauma, Group Counseling and, other imperative discussions.
If you would like to join SOT or for more information, please contact us and, we'd be happy to send you upcoming group notifications. We look forward to seeing you there!
VSC's dedicated Outreach Team, distributing masks, gloves, sanitizer and, other imperative items for clients and people in the community.
Mark Oppenheim Show Interview
This past August, three of our VSC clients were interviewed on the Mark Oppenheim show which features the work of nonprofits. Mr. Dietrich Trent, Mr. Michael Hood Bey, and Mr. Donnell Felder each spoke about the challenges of reentry following incarceration. They spoke about barriers to reentry such as housing, parole and mental health. These three men are tremendous advocates for returning citizens and we are extremely proud of them!
Humanity, compassion and empathy lead and inform our service model; every individual, no matter where our introduction occurs-- during incarceration or post-release--VSC welcomes them home without judgment.
To empower justice-involved individuals while they are incarcerated and newly-released
To create, maintain & strengthen family and community ties through innovative services that improve behavioral health, promote recovery and rehabilitation, and create opportunities for successful transition back to the community and reunification to family
We are committed to helping people regardless of their past choices, present struggles, or future obstacles — to build the capacity and courage to change their lives.
We tailor our services to each individual's unique needs, risks and strengths, and deeply believe the most effective programs are evidence-based, culturally appropriate, family-focused, and trauma -informed.
We remain committed to engaging our community by leveraging partnerships and resources to maximize our clients' opportunities for success.