The transition from incarceration and returning to community leaves feelings of helplessness and embarrassment.
NSNS reentry program is uniquely positioned to address a person to leave old habits.
Every day, NSNS leadership seeks out ways to bring awareness to the reentry population. No Struggle No Success, Inc. accepts participants who have the willingness to learn and modify behaviors during incarceration as they prepare to transition back to their families and the community.
The NSNS Youth and Adult Reentry Program has two divisions: Pre-reentry case management services, to prevent the entry into the adult system (ages 11-18), and post-incarceration rehabilitation, the long journey ahead to prevent reoffending (ages: 19-73). We identify and assigns community services such as specific treatment, resources, and support to each individual client’s* and the family's needs. Our holistic mentorship may follow a program participant up to 18-months. We adhere to court orders, parole/probation requirements, case management and community services commitments. * We DO NOT accept any individuals with 1st or 2nd degree Rape and/or any child molestation charges. No exceptions. We have 90% of direct services onsite at our headquarters in Baltimore City. We accept participants primary from Baltimore City and Baltimore County. We will on case by case consider all other counties in Maryland. * Prince Georges, Anne Arundel, Charles, Howard and Hartford are accepted by referring state/government agency.
Our core services encompass multiple ways of mentorship and population health services:
Health Coaching: Managing ongoing care and/or preventive management resources; Nutrition/Weight Management, Child Maternal & Sexuality all to maintain healthy lifestyles.
Personal Building: Focuses on both the psychological and behavioral aspects to cope with trauma and stress how it impacts mental and physical health.
Character Development Trainings: Identifying, understanding & mastering emotions & Economic/Survival Skills.
Financial Management: Credit 1:1, money management/budgeting, and maintaining a home.
Legal/Social Support: Legal counseling, and representation. (External Resource)
Educational Services: Tutoring, GED & College Prep. IEP/504 Goal driven support (External Resource)
Workforce Development: Gain enhanced the skills and receive tangible and relevant skills to those looking for employment.
Technology Training: Cyber safety, software application, resume building, job search, online advance information technology trainings.
Housing Assistance: Search of placement for emergency shelter, transitional, reentry housing vouchers (must be homeless, no open charges), boarding, apartment, or homebuying. We do offer a $300 hardship grant towards evictions and security deposits * Some Restrictions may apply.
Mandatory Process of Enrollment:
1. Complete a Referral Form
2. Schedule Intake & Orientation (gathering of documentation)
3. Complete a Health Assessment within* 72 hours after orientation to continue with program services.
ALL program services are FREE to actively enrolled program participants. Any questions, inquiries, or concerns, please call/contact us:
Monday - Friday 10:30am -4:00pm
Program Director for all any program inquiries: 443-961-5930
All referrals sent to our firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m a human being. …Each one of us has a story to tell, and if you would just take the time to listen, you would be amazed at how similar I am to you.” Ramona Brant
How can a person not succumb to depression, addiction, and violence in prison? Prison stays aren’t meant to be easy, but long stays that span decades or that have no end date has devastating costs. When you don’t have no hope and you think this is just going to be it for you, it obviously affects you mentally and, in some cases, physically. I’ve seen individuals stop taking care of their-self, and they develop all kinds of crazy diseases, diabetic, high blood pressure. And after a while, they just die. A lot of people that have life sentences die before they make parole.
Stanley Mitchell was determined not to lose himself. Regrouping after serving 38 years in prison, Stanley Mitchell is now known as an expert and leader in the criminal and juvenile justice reform field. Stanley’s work has been invaluable to justice reform efforts in Maryland aimed at improving outcomes for individuals who have come in contact with the justice system. He is recognized nationally because of his work. In addition to being a policy expert, Stanley is also an expert strategist with a keen understanding of how laws and policies are passed and the levers needed to make those changes. Because of his practical and policy experience Stanley is one of the go to experts on justice reform for Maryland legislators and administration officials. He always carries with him the experiences of others as he is advocating for meaningful changes to the justice system.
One of Stanley’s best qualities is that the example he sets inspires others to work harder and with purpose. Stanley is a consummate professional who always advances the work and other’s needs over himself. He always makes himself available to others who he can help. His unselfishness combined with his experience, expertise and professionalism is truly invaluable. Stanley’s work has undoubtedly improved outcomes for individuals impacted by the Maryland justice system where he uses his own experience and his experience advocating and helping others to drive policy change. He does not have an off button.
He lives and breathes justice reform and is one of the most knowledgeable strategic talents working in this field. While Stanley is an expert in justice reform policy it is his empathy and willingness to go the extra mile that separates him from others. Stanley has used his experiences and education to train others on how to become self sufficient and work toward a purpose. He has shown a particular passion for redirecting youth. This program is to offer hope from the inside to coming outside. Myself and my staff understand that prison, long-term incarceration, change people.
The difference is "Does it change them for the better? Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn’t. "More times than not, it doesn’t. It makes a person more bitter, more hateful, especially when…the rules are not applied fairly. This is why we have a mission and vision to connect with department of corrections to communicate & counsel inmates before their health deteriorates, before they are killed, or accumulate more time, extending their sentence, before they received a call of a love one dying and depression and suicide. Stanley Mitchell
NSNS hope is to reunited families as incarceration affects their entire family, these love ones do the time with you.
The Maryland General Assembly in April 2021 enacted the Juvenile Restoration Act (JRA). This Act allows people who have served at least 20 years of a sentence for a crime committed when they were under the age of 18 to file a motion asking the circuit court to reduce their sentence. Please visit: https://www.opd.state.md.us/decarceration-initiative
To request a prison mail out packet to assist with reentry services for anticipated release date, 8505/07/post convictions, parole hearing preparedness and essential home plans. Please call 443-961-5390, to speak to our Program Director.