About Us

Our Mission

We are committed to helping reduce recidivism by helping those with justice involvement and their families successfully thrive post-conviction. We believe in supporting our community to reduce crime and build the economy around us.

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, jobs, DMV, court costs, 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 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. 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, Virginia Progressive Leadership Project (Cohort 6), Toastmasters International, 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, Virginia Board of Contractors

Nikole Williams, Treasurer

Jeremy Lazarus, Secretary - Richmond Free Press