"Transforming the Lives of Ex-Offenders Worldwide"
Many of you are probably wondering to yourselves “what is Ex-Offenders Resource Network, Inc., and why should I help them?” Ex-Offenders Resource Network, Inc., is more than a resource for ex-offenders/ex-cons. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. And, was founded and incorporated on October 25, 2013, by former prisoner, James E. Whitfield.
Ex-Offenders Resource Network, Inc., is not your “garden variety nonprofit organization”, we tackle issues and problems many dare not even think about. Where others “see a problem, we see solutions” to local, regional, national and international problems and concerns. Our small dedicated teams of volunteers Around the Globe address them in our respective communities Around the World.
January, 2015 to Present November 1, 2020: Presented Our Business Model to: Miami-Dade Juvenile Services Department, Miami, Florida;(2015) New Jersey Reentry Council, Toms River, New Jersey (2015)(rejected as being too technologically advanced); Minnesota Department of Corrections (2015) ; U.S. Bureau of Prisons( 2015); U.S. Probation Department(s) (Nationwide) (2015 – Present); U.S. Department of Labor/Bureau of Labor Statistics - (Ex-Offenders Resource Network, Inc. Story/Article) (2015); Ex-Offenders Resource Network, Inc. through the lens of of the U.D. Department of Labor; met with President of Trial Judges College to create an “alternative Sentencing Program (Judge James E. Dehn, Mike Feerick – Founder/CEO - www.alison.com (2016); Mayoral Candidate for City of Blaine, Minnesota (2016); an attempt was made to acquire a Former VA Complex in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to address the Homelessness problem (more than 2,000 could have been served in a Joint Minnesota/Pennsylvania Partnership) Mayor William (Bill) Peduto’s Office – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and other Allegheny County agencies were consulted (2017 -2018); became a Member of Federal Reentry Court Program – District of Minnesota (Network with Probation Officers Nationwide)(2019); Partnership reached with a 180 Bed Chemical Dependency Treatment Center (2020); Grow with Google Partner (2020); COVID-19 Community Resource Partnership – City of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota (2020); and Community Partner of CareerForceMN (formerly the Minnesota Workforce Center System) a Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development (MN-DEED)(2020).
As we begin our eighth (8) year of operations, Mr. Whitfield, realizes that as we are now under a Global Pandemic, and “social-distancing” is all of our new reality, we can continue our good works with your help. Your generous donations/gifts are “tax-deductible”. Contact us to learn how you can give and help transform a life, to help build a career, and more importantly to help a nonprofit that goes above and beyond.
James E. Whitfield
James E. Whitfield, short documentary film interviewing Minnesota State Senator Jeff Hayden on the "Ban the Box" Legislation; and the need for effective "prisoner reentry programming". This film paved