The Mission: To remove all obstacles and excuses from returning back to prison. Delivering readily available resources to change the justifications that leads to using illegal “street” alternatives.
The Vision: Bridging the gaps of freedom, family and finance. The growth of an individual brings safety to oneself and others with family unity and generational wealth.
IRS Determination as a 501(c)(3) charity nonprofit organization, in good standing and certified minority and women owned business, M/WBE-Hispanic American# 22-37770
NSNS leadership, Board of Directors and our team members deeply care about the participants we serve. Our workflow has demonstrated the effectiveness of 220+ juvenile offenders and returning citizens whose utilize personalized reentry services after incarceration. Our reputable program has provided successful results of reducing recidivism, guiding self-sufficiency and improving safety outcomes across the state of Maryland.
The love a mother has for her child was the driving force to fight through the systematic poison within the legal and criminal system for black and brown individuals. This mother perspective grew deeper with planning the approach that would fill the gaps in juvenile justice reform and restorative justice practices. She believed that this work would lead to her son's release and make an impactful mark on the reentry population.
The organization name was adopted from a youth (at the age of 15) who was charged as an adult in Maryland. While he was confined behind the prison walls of solitary confinement housing "23/1 lock up", this youth tapped into his artistry by drawing out his future on what life could look like upon release. This gave hope to a mother and child, while it created a tenacious spirit within his mother to design a robust reentry program that will vindicate that there is “no excuse” to return to prison.