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ANNUAL REPORT Jan - Dec 2015


DEDICATED TO

BREAKING CYCLES OF INCARCERATION

AND POVERTY

THROUGH EDUCATION PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

WORK READINESS

TRAINING


A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Overcoming a painful past requires grace, understanding, resolve, and commitment. With the proper support, resources, and opportunity, a person impacted by incarceration can move beyond his or her conviction and become a productive member of society. Each year in the Oklahoma City area, numerous individuals embark on a journey to rebuild their lives and become productive members of society. The majority of these men and women exercise remarkable determination in facing the myriad of obstacles that often stand in the way of a successful transition.

THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS

JOURNEY WITH

TEEM is dedicated to breaking cycles of incarceration and poverty through education, personal development, and work readiness training. Through a strategic partnership with It’s My Community Initiative, Oklahoma Department of Corrections and Oklahoma Department of Career Technology, TEEM offers career credentials, social services, mentoring relationships, legal assistance, supervision, life skills, and employment assistance to adults seeking to improve their lives. Our 18-month reentry service model begins nine months prior to participants’ release and continues for nine months after transitioning back into the community. Our diversion division provides 24 months of supervision and connects participants with treatment options through OK County Community Sentencing. Our goal is to equip and empower justice-involved adults with resources necessary to gain employment, achieve stability, and obtain self-sufficiency. I invite you to rediscover the value and talent of a group of marginalized individuals and ask that you join TEEM in building safer neighborhoods, a stronger economy, and improved quality of life for everyone. Helping a person reach his or her potential is perhaps the greatest gift you can give our community. Thank you for making this journey with TEEM. Your involvement, support, and contribution are making a lasting difference!


REENTRY 62.6% Caucasian

230 87%

25.2% African-American

ENROLLED PARTICIPANTS

6% Native American

SECURED EMPLOYMENT

5.6% Hispanic 0.6% Asian

The Reentry Program serves moderate-to-high risk non-violent individuals currently impacted by incarceration. Participant criteria is as follows: male or female, 18 years or older, not convicted of an excluded violent offense (e.g., child abuse, human trafficking), no sexual offenses other than prostitution, enrolled in a work release program, and scheduled for release from Oklahoma Department of Corrections within nine months from the start of the program.

All participants at or below

200% of the

77 %

Federal Poverty Level

22 %


COMMUNITY SENTENCING 58% Caucasian 33.3% African-American 5.1% Hispanic 3.2% Native American

0.4% Asian

A pioneer in reentry services in Oklahoma, TEEM now supervises a comprehensive diversion program to provide cognitive restructuring, mental health and addiction treatment, employment assistance, and court compliances for approved participants. TEEM is proud to announce a partnership with Oklahoma County’s Community Sentencing Program. Prior to placement, participants complete an assessment and are court ordered to engage in a plan designed to assist in their recovery process. Courts rely on these assessments to appropriately assign participants to sentencing. Upon assignment to Community Sentencing, participants are paired with case managers and treatment providers. From there, the road to self-sufficiency begins.

72 %

325 New Intakes Jan-Dec 2015

28 %


MENTOR 173 199 Matches

Trained Mentors

7

Mentoring Groups

The mission of the Mentor Program is to provide consistent and compassionate mentors who establish quality relationships with the participants for the purpose of promoting stability, support, friendship, and ultimately, success in both the workplace and personal life. Mentors positively influence the lives of individuals impacted by generational cycles of incarceration and poverty in Oklahoma. For more information, please visit teem.org/mentor.

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VOLUNTEER

Volunteers are essential to furthering and accomplishing TEEM's mission. We match each of our program participants with a one-on-one mentor in the community, who serves as a role model, advocate, and friend. We also utilize volunteers in the following roles: High school equivalency test tutor, mock interviewer, clothing closet organizer, job coach, guest speaker, and special event assistant. For more information, please visit teem.org/volunteer.

308 1,460 Volunteers

Hours Served


Executive Director Kris Steele ksteele@teem.org

Deputy Director Missy Brumley mbrumley@teem.org

Financial Director Liz Young lyoung@teem.org

Director of Development Donna Gregory dgregory@teem.org

Public Information Officer Lance Evans levans@teem.org The Education and Employment Ministry 14 NE 13 ST Oklahoma City, OK 73104

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