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Penny Holt Opperman
· March 28, 2014
This is an amazing program. It focuses on Helping Others Pursue Education, but that isn't the half of it. It teaches people to have more confidence in themselves, which in turn helps them to be parents and citizens. I'm so grateful for this program and personally, I Hope that HOPE will continue to grow and reach out to many many more people. Praise God for HOPE. See More
Tamara Corbett Ream
· October 12, 2016
I tried to ...its in a post...quite sorry...poured out my heart but it kept saying I used a URL which I took off
Leta Hutto
· June 9, 2014
I think Hope was the best thing that ever happened to me while being at Dawson. I have been out for almost five years now and it changed the way I live my life daily due to the program it supported me... when i needed it the most THANK YOU SO MUCH MS.LUCY See More
Debbie Butler-Stone
· September 11, 2014
I graduated Texas Hope Literacy, and i love the change they have made in my life. God bless you all
RandallandLaura Roberson
· March 23, 2014
I think God called Mrs.Lucy and many others and I was blessed by thier answer to that calling. Keep it up guys u r making a difference.
Octavia Babybaby Wilburn
· April 12, 2016
Even tho I found this program I jail, I must have to say that I learned a lot from it. If you come in the program looking for something positive you will get it. I was taught a lot and still learning.... THIS PROGRAM WAS A SUCCESS AND IT IS VERY HE RY VERY HELPFUL. See More
Lamesia Lee
· March 19, 2014
Hope for the hopeless
Denice Northern
· December 27, 2013
Wobderful and very helpful program.

Ignore Distractions
From Starting Your Day Right - Joyce Meyer

And when they raised their eyes,
they saw no one but Jesus only....
Matthew 17:8

Our own flaws can distract us from keeping our eyes on Jesus. If we think too much about what is wrong with us, we will forget what God can do through us. If we look too much at what we lack, we will forget to be thankful for what we have.
The Bible says to look away from all that will distract us from focusing on Jesus. If your faith begins to waver, quickly get your eyes on Jesus, who is the Source of your faith and the Incentive for your belief. Remember how He endured the cross, despising and ignoring the shame of it, for the joy of winning you to Himself. He promises to bring your faith to maturity and perfection.

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The Sentencing Project Condemns DOJ’s Return to Harsh Enforcement of Low-level Drug Crimes

Washington, D.C.— Marc Mauer, Executive Director of The Sentencing Project, issued the following statement following Attorney General Jeff Sessions' announcement to reverse the Department of Justice’s Smart on Crime Initiative:

“Attorney General Sessions’ decision to end the Smart on Crime initiative, despite warnings of the impact of reinvigorating the War on Drugs from criminologists ...and advocates, will again fill federal prisons with people convicted of low-level drug offenses serving excessive sentences. Sessions’ decision to reverse the Obama-era directive that deprioritized the Department of Justice’s use of harsh mandatory minimum sentences in low-level drug cases is a huge misdirection.

In recent years the Department of Justice had achieved a substantial population reduction in its overcrowded prison system. The decrease was produced by several policy changes orchestrated by the U.S. Sentencing Commission and through the now-rescinded DOJ directive known as Smart on Crime. Reversing this directive will exacerbate prison overcrowding, increase spending and jeopardize the safety of staff and prisoners.

Research over many decades has demonstrated the deterrent effect of the criminal justice system is a function of the certainty of punishment, not its severity. The new policy shift will have little impact on public safety, while adding exorbitant fiscal and human costs to an already bloated and destructive criminal justice system.”

Marc Mauer is the executive director of The Sentencing Project, a national criminal justice research and advocacy organization. The Sentencing Project works for a fair and effective U.S. criminal justice system by promoting reforms in sentencing policy, addressing unjust racial disparities and practices, and advocating for alternatives to incarceration. For more information, visit

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The Sentencing Project has worked for a fair and effective U.S. criminal justice system for 30 years.