On August 12, 2013, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder outlined several call-to-action items to implement criminal justice reformation. Among those items was a call to support re-entry initiatives throughout the country. On September 30, 2013, Acting U.S. Attorney Lee Bentley visited one of the MDFL’s most notable programs – Operation New Hope/Ready4Work. Founded in 1999 as a faith-based non-profit community development corporation, Operation New Hope has maintained a two-pronged business model vital to sustaining broken urban communities, affordable housing and successful workforce reintegration of ex-offenders.
CEO and Founder Kevin Gay and U.S. Attorney Bentley
USA meets with ONH staff
ONH staff provides overview of computer program course
Mr. Gay explains the "Breaking the Cycle" initiative
USA reviews recidivism data
USA listens to client case management overview