API Rise

Hosts for the Prison to Plates dinner, May 2017

Former lifers are the main target of this restorative justice and reentry program that is part of Project 4R in Los Angeles. API RISE creates a culturally aware, competent and sensitive environment for prisoners coming home.  Healing Circles, facilitated by former prisoners and substantive courses on life skills are part of the work.

Gift of Compassion is partnering to provide deep meditation practice and bringing the men into a broader, non-incarcerated connection to community.  Healing through providing space and support is the main focus.