Our mission is to reduce recidivism by helping those with court and justice involvement successfully thrive post-conviction.
Our vision is to be a leader in decreasing the prison population by supporting and empowering those who are most affected by crime, trauma, and incarceration. We will treat everyone with dignity and respect and will not pass judgement, as we seek justice and redemption.
We will be community centered and act according to the greater good of the people we serve. To the best of our ability, we strive to do no harm to the people we serve and the communities we live in.
Nolef Turns Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, religious beliefs, gender, gender identity, disability, age, sexual orientation, national and/or ethnic origin, or any other basis prohibited by law.
A felony conviction is not the end of the world; but the beginning to a long journey to prove you can be successful following a conviction. Though each individual's circumstances may differ, each of us face the same challenges. Housing, employment, DMV, court costs, fines, family support, education... all starting with the label. We have worked with several people who struggled to succeed. The things that have set them apart is their steadfast faith and willingness to keep fighting to be a more productive member of society.
Nolef Turns Inc. is a 501(c)(3) public charity that was established to build a network of resources for individuals with court and justice involvement to thrive post-conviction. Our goals are to fight against our unjust judicial system and to help end mass incarceration. We also focus on the fight to allow justice-involved individuals to live a fair and self-sufficient life after they have completed all of their requirements of crime and punishment, as determined by the law. Most importantly, we fight to help those affected by the criminal justice system to maintain a stable support system and we support the leadership of those who are directly impacted by mass incarceration and court involvement, while engaging the support of those who are not directly impacted. This includes all stakeholders that are affected - the children of incarcerated parents, the caregivers of those left behind when a loved one is incarcerated, the communities in which returning citizens live and work, and mainly YOU. You are a vital part of uplifting our communities and strengthening our economy. You didn't land on this website by accident. You are potentially one of the greatest partners we will have in the fight for better lives for people who have felony convictions.
Join us in becoming a part of criminal justice reform; join us as a part of changing our outlook on crime and punishment.
Meet Our Board
Sheba Williams, Executive Director - 2018-19 National Juvenile Justice Network Fellow, Henrico/Hanover Re-Entry Council Co-Chair, Maggie Walker Community Land Trust CAP Board, Virginia Progressive Leadership Project (Cohort 6), Toastmasters International, 2020 Just Leadership USA Fellow, New Leaders Council - Virginia Fellow, Styles by Sheba
Amy Wentz, Board Chair - Richmond Education Compact, Citizen Advisory Commission on Alternatives to Incarceration, Positively Black Richmond
Antoine Joseph, Programs Director - Institute of Forgiveness
Chris Plummer, Board Co-Chair - Capitol City Cuts, Capital City Contracting
Nikole Williams, Treasurer
Taivyon Palmer, Youth Advisory Council