CLEVELAND – On Thursday at 5:00 p.m, more than 100 Ohio families in need are expected to participate in the first annual turkey giveaway hosted by TimeDone Ohio. The Alliance for Safety and Justice launched its Ohio chapter of the TimeDone program this year to organize and provide information to Ohioans held back by a past record and to build economic stability for their families and communities. The program also brings together Ohioans in communities most harmed by violent crime to advocate for common sense public safety policies that help break cycles of crime, victimization and post-incarceration poverty.
WHO: More than 100 families in need, as well as local Ohioans with a past record working to rebuild their lives, joined by family and community supporters.
WHAT: Turkey giveaway for families in need, hosted by TimeDone Ohio, which represents Ohioans living with past records.
WHEN: Thursday, November 17 at 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. EST
WHERE: Frederick Douglas Community Center, 15401 Miles Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44128
ABOUT TIMEDONE OHIO
Nearly 450,000 Ohioans with past records are locked out of countless opportunities to build stability for their families and participate in their communities. Over 1,000 laws and restrictions prevent them from securing employment, education, housing, and more. Nationally, TimeDone helps people with past records gain economic stability and advocacy skills. TimeDone also helps build strong families and safer communities by providing members with free access to credit education, record change support, financial education, job opportunities, and leadership training.
ABOUT THE ALLIANCE FOR SAFETY AND JUSTICE
Alliance for Safety and Justice (ASJ) is a national advocacy organization that aims to replace ineffective criminal justice system policies with what works to keep people safe. We represent diverse crime survivors as well as people living with old records as key public safety stakeholders. ASJ brings our members together with state leaders and coalition partners to win reforms that stop cycles of crime, reduce costly incarceration, and make communities safer. We support a range of “shared safety” reforms, including crime prevention, community health, rehabilitation, economic mobility, and trauma recovery. For more information, visit: https://