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Pre-Release Services

Pre-Release Services are for clients who are currently incarcerated and scheduled for release within 3-4 years.

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Services focus on the first 3 years post-incarceration.

Post-Conviction Services

Post-conviction services are for those who have been convicted and serve no prison time, as well as, those who are post-incarceration for 3 or more years.

Latest News

Key Components You Need to Nail on Your LinkedIn Profile

When it comes to LinkedIn, you want to stand out. With countless profiles on the networking website, it is a good idea to nail your first impression in order to do really well. Here are a few things you should focus on to make sure your profile stands out from the rest. The Photograph A…

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Virtual Fundraiser Hosted by Cyn’s Diamond Bar

Cyn’s Diamond Bar will be hosting a 4 day fundraiser on behalf of Nolef Turns Inc. this upcoming weekend at www.cynsdiamondbar.com. These bracelets will be available from 12:01am 8/13/20 to 11:59pm 8/16/20. Be sure to type NOLEF TURNS in the Add a Note box before checkout. All items will be custom to Nolef Turns, Inc.…

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Take the Pledge! Real Chances at Dignity After Convictions

There are over 46,000 collateral consequences – additional civil state penalties, mandated by statute, that attach to criminal convictions. The sentence never ends. There are 6.1 million people living with a felony conviction in America. If housing is truly a right, why do we allow convictions to deny people access to safe and affordable housing…

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Join our ED, Sheba Williams, at the NLC Convention #AtHome

Join us at the New Leaders Council Convention #AtHome, a virtual 3 day event that features some of the most amazing minds around the country. Tickets are only $25 for all 3 days. Relax at home, party with DJ Ome, network nationwide, and catch our very own Executive Director, Sheba Williams, as she makes her…

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Are you interested in expungement?

Do you have charges on your record that you were found not guilty of or have been acquitted of? Are you interested in exploring the option of expungement? Call Nolef Turns Inc. during business hours, Monday – Friday, 10am – 5pm at 804-918-6470. Please leave only 1 message if no one answers. We are all…

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Legal Aid Justice Center & Nolef Turns Inc. Partner to Discuss Driver’s License Suspensions in Virginia

Are you or someone you know one of the thousands of Virginians whose license was suspended due to unpaid court fines/fees? Watch this short video produced with Nolef Turns Inc. and check out our fact sheet at Legal Aid Justice Center.  

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Congratulations to our ED, Sheba Williams for joining Mayor Stoney’s Task Force on Reimagining Public Safety

After careful consideration and consultation with the community that we serve, our Executive Director, Sheba Williams, has accepted a position on Mayor Levar Stoney’s Reimagining Public Safety Task Force. The decision to join was not taken lightly, as our work over the past 5 years has been directly related to public safety and justice work…

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Guess Who’s A Brawny Giant!!!

Since COVID-19 has disrupted our lives, Nolef Turns Inc. has been focused on helping people who are released from prison #flattenthecurve, taking our PRE- and Re-Entry efforts to virtual, taking our restoration of rights and voter registration efforts to the phone, and now we’re gearing up to support individuals who have past records with the eviction…

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CNBC+Acorns HomeGROWn Heroes Nomination

Congratulations to our fearless Executive Director, Sheba Williams, who has been nominated as one of many CNBC+Acorns HomeGROWn Heroes. Check out the many heroes serving through the pandemic.

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How Writing Well Can Lead to Job Opportunities

Did you ever hate your writing classes in high school or in college? Writing can be quite difficult, but knowing how to write well is an incredibly useful skill, especially when it comes to looking for jobs. Employers are often impressed with employees who know how to write well. Here are three ways in which…

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#givingthanks to Molly Reeder, Olivia Wilson & Richmond Bakers Against Racism

Through all of the craziness of the pandemic and a national uprising in race relations, Molly Reeder, Richmond-based illustrator, sponsored a raffle of her beautiful art print of an East African Banana plant on 6/12/20. Molly Reeder and Olivia Wilson are also the brains behind Richmond Bakers Against Racism, a city wide bake off fundraiser…

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#givingthanks to The Weight Room

There are few things that leave us speechless but The Weight Room (3413 Carlton Street, Richmond, VA 23230) got us this week. I received a brief call and on the other end the caller wanted to know what the best way to donate was. I told him and we ended the call. I was helping…

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#GivingThanks to Soul Taco RVA

#givingthanks this morning to Soul Taco for hosting a fundraiser for Nolef Turns Inc. on June 4 & 5, 2020. They are temporarily serving at Kabana Rooftop due to the Novel Coronavirus restrictions on restaurants, so many thanks to them for having us. I received a call from Trey, the owner of Soul Taco and he expressed…

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#TacosforJustice with Soul Taco RVA!!!

While we literally are being a lifeline for families of returning citizens and having some much needed, comic relief as we learn/teach through virtual services, this is an amazing gesture of support. We appreciate you Soul Taco and Kabana Rooftop ???????????? #Repost @soultacorva with @get_repost ・・・ Richmond, VA, tomorrow (Thursday, June 4th) Soul Taco will be serving at Kabana Rooftop…

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Happy Pride Month!!!

We stand in solidarity with all of our LGBTQA+ friends, family and allies. We’re so thankful for all of our friends/family who take the time to teach us, support us, check us and make our lives better! ????????????❤️????????????????

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COVID-19 Mutual Relief Fund Update

We’re winding down this fundraiser and just wanted to update everyone and thank you for your support. So far, we have had an impact on over 188 families in the area. Outside of temporary shelter, we have been able to provide food, medical supplies, gloves, masks, tablets, gas cards and various other needs. We had…

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Tom Tom Festival: Virtual Justice Roundtable

On April 24, 2020, our Executive Director was invited to join a powerhouse of individuals who are all passionate about decarceration and working towards reform in the face of COVID-19. Join our leaders and so many more in Charlottesville, VA for the rescheduled Tom Tom Festival September 21-27, 2020. See highlights from our interview here. 

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#GivingThanks

This Tuesday, May 5, 2020 was #GIVINGTUESDAYNOW. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving in November, but COVID-19 has had such a detrimental impact on our lives that we did a global day of giving in May. Overwhelming support is an understatement. You all have been there every step of the way to support our neighbors, our…

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#GivingTuesdayNow Recovery Fund

Family and friends, we need your help…. This Tuesday, May 5, 2020, is #GIVINGTUESDAYNOW. You all know that #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving in November, but COVID-19 has had such a detrimental impact on our lives that we’re doing a global day of giving in May. Will you help us to raise funds to sustain our Pre-Entry…

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Happy Volunteer Appreciation Week!

Today and everyday, you are appreciated

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Mutual Aid Fund

The current COVID-19 pandemic has changed our world as we know it. As many fellow advocates are calling for the release of the most vulnerable populations who are incarcerated, our organization is dealing with a huge influx in re-entry requests and we continue to support our community as a whole, while struggling with engagement efforts…

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COVID-19 Update

In the past few weeks, our advocacy and community support was sent into overdrive. After providing everything from food, water, personal hygiene items, and tablets to gift cards for medications and hotel stays, we’ve made the difficult but necessary decision to go to all virtual support of our communities. We’re going to take this week…

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“The Zag” Interview with Founder/Executive Director, Sheba Williams

Check out our Founder & Executive Director, Sheba Williams in her latest interview with Eric DeSobe of New Leaders Council LA, on his podcast “The Zag”. Get the scoop on what Nolef Turns Inc. is up to and learn about New Leaders Council VA Chapter. If you are looking to make change in your community,…

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2019 Top 40 Under 40

Congratulations to our Founder & Executive Director, Sheba Williams on being part of Style Weekly’s 2019 Top 40 Under 40. It is awesome to see her recognized for her hard work and dedication to those living through systems of injustice. Check out the October 22, 2019 edition of Style Weekly to see her and a…

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What Can I Do to Improve My Driving Skills as a Trucker?

Having a long and consistent hauling career involves not only getting the job but continuing to better your skills. Seeking to improve yourself as a truck driver brings a plethora of benefits to you, your employer and society. With skills training, you are honing your trade while becoming more aware of the hazardous challenges of…

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Can You Become a Lawyer with a Felony Conviction?

Everyone makes mistakes, and sometimes those mistakes involve the law. If one of your mistakes has led to a felony conviction, you may think that you have no hope of a new career in the legal field. Actually, you do. Although becoming a lawyer is more challenging after a felony conviction, it’s not impossible. If…

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3 Tips for Maintaining a Class A CDL License

You have put significant time and effort into obtaining your Class A CDL license. You are proud, and you appreciate the stability, skill, and freedom it provides you. Though you are responsible, there are still some things to keep in mind when it comes to maintaining your license. Sometimes, it can be easy to forget…

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2019 Birdies For Charities Fundraiser Kicks Off Today

TODAY, we kick off our Annual Birdies for Charities Fundraiser (http://bit.ly/b4C2019). This year, we are focused on connecting individuals with lived experience with youth and their families to prevent entry into the juvenile and adult systems. We continue our work in juvenile and criminal justice reform, restoration of rights, voter registration, helping individuals with justice…

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Shop With A Smile For Cyber Monday!!!

This Cyber Monday, do your regular Amazon shopping at smile.amazon.com/ch/47-5341386 and AmazonSmile donates  to Nolef Turns Inc.        

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Congrats to our ED on being nominated for a Great Nonprofit Award

Congrats to our Executive Director, Sheba Williams, on being a nominated for the 2018 Young Nonprofit Professionals Network RVA’s Great Nonprofit Award. Though she did not make it as a finalist, she’s the best in our eyes! https://www.connectva.org/ynpn-rva-announces-great-nonprofit-awards-finalists/

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This Is The Final Week to Donate!

This is the final week to donate. We need your support! Help us reach our goal of $25,000 that goes toward our mentoring and trade program the Institute of Forgiveness, connecting youth and adults with justice involvement. We’re working towards strengthening families, decreasing poverty and improving community relationships through service. Providing alternatives to incarceration benefits…

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Final Week to Win Tickets To DECC Golf Tournament

Help us reach our goal of $25,000 that goes toward our mentoring and trade program, The Institute of Forgiveness. We need your support. This is the last week to win tickets to the Dominion Energy Charity Classic golf tournament. We are doing our 2nd annual fundraising event to support those in the community with justice…

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Help us kick off our 2nd Annual Fundraising Event

We’re kicking off the 2nd annual big fundraising event to support those in the community with justice involvement. Help us reach our goal of $25,000 that goes toward our mentoring and trade program, The Institute of Forgiveness. We work for strengthening families, decreasing poverty and improving community relationships through service and reform. It affects you…

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Kroger Shoppers… Support Nolef Turns Inc. for free!

    If you shop at Kroger, you can support Nolef Turns Inc. simply by linking your Kroger Plus Card to our organization and shopping just like you do now. Don’t have a Kroger Plus Card? Pick one up for free at any Kroger location and go online to register and enroll in Community Rewards.…

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New Location and Re-Opening

It’s been a long few months working on the go. Still getting caught up on our previous clients’ cases, officially re-opening at our new office location on 8/6/18… 2317 Westwood Ave. Ste. 209, Richmond, VA 23230 Be on the lookout for: Walk in Wednesday’s for restoration of rights and voter registration Job postings Mentoring program…

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Shopping for Mother’s Day! Support Nolef Turns while you shop…

Your shopping matters. This Mother’s Day, shop for Mom at smile.amazon.com/ch/47-5341386 and Amazon donates to Nolef Turns Inc.

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Our Office Is Moving!

We apologize for any inconvenience. Please direct any inquiries to until further notice. Mail can be sent to: PO Box 441 Henrico, VA 23075-0441     Thank you for your patience, understanding and support in this matter.

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Moving On: How to Find New Purpose After a Conviction

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You messed up. Whatever the case is, you now find yourself on the wrong end of the justice system. You are dealing with all the things that come with a legal case: tons of legal fees, pain with your family, and perhaps incarceration. This is a tough time, but you need to stay focused and…

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How Common is Prosecutorial Overreach in the United States?

Our mission is to help those who have been accused or convicted of a crime get back on their feet. If this is you, you know that this is an uphill battle. There are forces in this world that are hellbent on keeping you down. Unfortunately, in some jurisdictions, one of these forces is the…

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Do You Believe In Second Chances? April is Second Chances Month!!!

Do you believe in second chances? April is Second Chances Month. Last year, at the urging of Prison Fellowship and its partners, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution declaring April “Second Chance Month”. This April, in partnership with more than 75 organizations, Prison Fellowship will continue their national effort to advocate for the 65…

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Resources for Finding New Employment After Serving Time for Domestic Violence

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If you have ever served time for a domestic violence conviction, it may seem difficult to secure employment. Summit Defense explains that “even a first-time conviction can lead to serious consequences and affect your employment prospects, your good name, burden you with a permanent criminal record, impose a restraining order and compromise your immigration status.”…

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Triple AmazonSmile donation promotion starts today

Triple AmazonSmile donation promotion starts today3x your impact! Amazon is tripling the donation rate on your first Amazon Smile purchase now – through March 31! Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/47-5341386 and Amazon donates to Nolef Turns Inc.

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“Ending Mass Incarceration in Virginia”

Featuring Ms. Lillie Branch-Kennedy, founder of RIHD (Resource Information Help for the Disadvantaged) and Antwyne Calloway, prison reform advocate.

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Happy New Year 2018!

From our family to yours! Happy New Year! Thank you all for an amazing 2017. We are so proud of the work we’ve accomplished so far and look forward to serving more people this year. Be safe, be prosperous and we look forward to seeing you all in 2018! Nolef Turns Inc. will be closed until January…

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Treating an Opioid Overdose

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Virginia Senate Votes to Increase Larceny Threshold

Virginia Senate Votes to Increase Larceny Threshold: The Virginia Senate has advanced a bill that would increase the threshold of what is considered a felony larceny. Copyright © 2017 Nolef Turns, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Happy Veteran’s Day

Thank you for your service, today and always Copyright © 2017 Nolef Turns, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Important Information Regarding November 8 General and Special Elections

Important Information Regarding November 8 General and Special Elections: City of Richmond Residents are informed that the General and Special elections will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 for the U.S. Presi… Copyright © 2017 Nolef Turns, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Schapiro: For some Va. Republicans, lifelong voting bar is a non-starter

Schapiro: For some Va. Republicans, lifelong voting bar is a non-starter: But could both political parties be missing the point? Copyright © 2017 Nolef Turns, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Republicans plan to sue McAuliffe over order restoring rights to felons

Republicans plan to sue McAuliffe over order restoring rights to felons: Virginia Republican leaders have hired a prominent conservative lawyer to lead an expected court challenge to Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s recent order restoring voting rights for 206,000 felons. Copyright © 2017 Nolef Turns, Inc. All rights reserved.

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