VSC is a voter registration site. If you are an eligible returning citizen, please come by our office to register to vote.
Reminder: Our next virtual Staying on Track Virtual Support Group is on Saturday, September 19th, 10:00 AM-12:00PM.
Please join us using the following Zoom meeting link: https://newschool.zoom.us/j/96416816623.
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!
A MONTHLY SUPPORT GROUP
VSC launched the Just Law support group on Saturday 8/29 at 10 am focusing on information about legal issues that our clients face. Group was formed based on client feedback. This group will be held once a month over a zoom call and facilitated by Mr. Duane Johnson who is currently working as a paralegal. The first meeting focused on parole and the shift from the US Parole Commission to a DC managed parole board. In future meetings, we will provide information about expungement, child support, and Ban the Box. Please come ready with legal questions you would like to discuss. This group is not intended to serve as legal advice but will be focused on providing accurate information regarding your legal questions that you can seek legal counsel.
Please contact the VSC office at 202-544-2131 or email@example.com if you are interested in joining the Just Law group.
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.