Blameless and Forever Free Ministries
Breaking the cycle of crime while restoring broken lives through God's Great Love infused with restorative justice practices and trauma-informed care.
Blameless and Forever Free Ministries mirrors the heartbeat of Jesus by acknowledging His soul and mission was focused on the person He found standing directly in front of Him; especially those inside our state prisons.
Jesus didn’t preach AT people. He listened, engaged and invited a relationship. There was no expectation or hidden agenda. His life was fully exposed; the good, the bad, and the works in progress as He built one connection at a time, removing shackles of silence, shame and isolation.
"Stepping into the cold and dark processing center of the state prison triggered terrifying moments that my own attacker delivered as he grabbed me from behind, pressing his body up against mine with great force and control, along with his blade.
Each loud command from the prison guards matched my own defense adrenaline fighting to protect my child, a baby, moving me closer to shield him from the attack. The scars from the sharpened blade penetrating my skin were no match to the burn delivered from the coarse stubble and creepy hands moving across my body like worms searching for dirt..."
Yes, the founder and some team members of Blameless and Forever Free Ministries understand what it's like to be survivors of violent crimes, along with what it's like being incarcerated, and those on the other side of the prison walls working as staff. Hurt people hurt others, but healed people heal.
Many beloveds incarcerated have experienced unhealed childhood trauma and violence in their own lives. And until we, as a society, embrace the reason for their conduct through healing and wholeness, we're going to continue to have high recidivism rates.
Breaking the cycle of crime and violence while restoring lives is paramount in order to build changed lives and safer communities.
Building bridges of healing that promote opportunities for productive interactions that focus on the harm caused by violence and not the statute violated is utilizing restorative justice. Trauma keeps us silent and isolated, but connection and community fosters awareness and accountability.
And when hurting children grow into hurting adults, in order to decrease criminal recidivism, treatment intervention must focus on the effects of early life experiences. If we don't, generations of offenders will be born.
Building Bridges of Healing Together!
Being the Hands and Feet of God Together!
Re-offending Lacks Relationship!
Every life matters!!!
Blameless and Forever Free Ministries believes that no one should sojourn alone.
God GAVE us His Son because of His Great Love so we'd never have to traverse alone again.
It is our responsibility to give back and help restore those deplored by mirroring the life of our Beautiful Jesus in being vessels of His hands and feet.
Generous hearts embrace that today's offender will be tomorrow's neighbor! This requires introducing God's Great Love to our incarcerated beloveds who alone will provide the spark needed for a successful journey back to a vital and dignified life.
Every life has value!
Blameless Thanks You!
Blameless and Forever Free Ministries and Folsom State Prison IFC members say thank you to all the amazing beloveds in our communities who graciously donated Christmas decorations to help bring light and love into Folsom State Prison for Christmas.
Blameless Believes That...
The foundation and integrity of God's kingdom is righteousness and justice.
As ambassadors of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:14-21), our team operates under the premise that Christians should occupy territory in advocacy and policy for justice that not only restores, but supports reintegration leading to redemption.
Advocacy and justice are at the very core of who God is. Many beloveds that are incarcerated have experienced adverse childhood experiences in their lives that created a deep wound, a brokenness, that unfortunately caused them to react rather than respond.
Their associated trauma might be a fact of life, but it does not have to be a life sentence.
Blameless and Forever Free Ministries' founder operates the nonprofit FILTERED through the lens of God's Great Love understanding, "If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other." Mother Teresa
Folsom State Prison residents had enough compassion to sponsor the founder of Blameless in the Cancer Relay For Life.
There is ALWAYS HOPE and every life has value!
Folsom State Prison Incarcerated
Say Thank You With Amazing Cards Of Artistry
We have all gone to birthday parties, weddings and graduation ceremonies where the gifts we have purchased are never acknowledged by words of gratitude or a simple thank you card.
Thank you notes are written expressions of gratitude. It's an opportunity to reach out, connect and recognize a kindness.
We could all learn a valuable lesson here from our incarcerated beloveds! Their thirst for Love and belonging is unashamedly obvious.
Blameless Believes In...
INVESTING IN PEOPLE, NOT PRISONS!
Talk about meaningful expressions and magnificent artwork for just being present and pouring out love through recognition.
The incarcerated are not exposed to kindness and love often enough, and these cards from residents at Folsom State Prison are a reflection of their hearts and creative gifting.
Blameless Believes In...
INVESTING IN PEOPLE, NOT PRISONS!
Residents at Folsom State Prison not only express gratitude through thank you cards addressed to the founder of Blameless for simple, random acts of kindness and compassion, but their artistry is simply amazing and full of love!
"I was in prison and you came to visit me." (Matthew 25:36)
If Jesus pursued and identified with the helpless and outcast by moving them toward restoration, the way we treat our incarcerated should radiate His life living inside of us. What an honor it is to lead our prisoners towards freedom.
From prison to community, where punishment ends and healing begins. Punishment shifts to accountability, leading to redemption and transformation; works of A.R.T.
Our prisons can no longer be considered a place solely to punish and disregard. We must meet our offenders right where they're at reconciling them to God.
We can't just pretend to love others. We have to really love them!!! Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good (Romans 12:9).