CONTACT VISITS believes a Re-Orientation process takes place whenever an individual starts on a new journey in life. We believe that it is critical for individuals who are being released from incarceration or walking away from a life of crime to have examples of successful transitioning. Our programs were designed by our founder Lamont Carey based off of his transitioning from prison to productive living. Our programs usually have a mixture of individuals who have had involvement in the criminal justice system and of those who have never been defendants in a crime. This mixture allows our participants to receive a broader view of overcoming challenges to achieve successful living.
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Dead Before 18 -Saving our boys from the Streets– sessions are designed to intervene and guide youth away from the cycle of negative thinking, bad decision making and criminal activity. The sessions are facilitated in and outside of juvenile facilities by trained facilitators, some are successful former offenders that relate to the plight of at-risk juveniles. The program covers a variety of personal and external development that includes: Impulsive Behavior, Keeping Your Word/Breaking Your Word, Higher Education, Learning a Trade, Rebuilding their Lives from the Inside Out and more. The program is based off of Lamont Carey’s book- Dead Before 18 – Saving Our Boys From the Streets.
PassPort To A New LifeThis is our premier program. We assist adult clients in addressing, exploring and replacing negative influences, lifestyles and codes of conduct to eradicate belief systems that propel individuals into a cycle of despair. We guide them through a process that includes, but is not limited to, building life plans that include skill development, critical thinking and transferable skills that can aid in fostering a view of unlimited possibilities.The Hotspot Open Mic is our premier youth arts and professional development program. We use the arts to capture and redirect the path of youth who are overly exposed or involved in criminal activity. This program utilizes arts and entrepreneurship to 1) help these young people believe in themselves and their dreams, and make the necessary personal and professional adjustments to pursue those dreams; 2) provide the guidance, and professional skill development and networking that will enable them to become successful stewards of their dreams; 3) deter them from criminal and other behaviors that could threaten their future.; and 4) provide entrepreneurship skill development to enable them to monetize their creative works and create their own economic opportunities for themselves and their communities.The Streets Keep Calling Me Touris our out-reach program. We send successfully transitioned returning citizens/ex-offenders in prisons, jails, group homes, schools, juvenile facilities and parole and probation orientations to speak about preparing and overcoming obstacles that threatens their ability to stay productive and free. Raise A ManOur goal is to connect boys who lack positive male role models in their lives to productive male leaders that operate or facilitate programs that bring positive change for black males.