Our vision is for a society where all people can live freely without fear of retribution, physical and emotional harm, and unjust barriers to a quality life.
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Reset Missouri is an organization that understands what’s needed to help those who need a second chance. It is extremely important to give human beings an opportunity to live successfully and positively contribute to society. With your support both as a volunteer and financially Reset Missouri will be able to do just that. Please click on one of the buttons below to learn more about Reset Missouri or to give a tax deductible donation. Reset Missouri is a Nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
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It is a common misnomer that former sex offenders are perpetually dangerous. In fact, this is largely untrue. In May 2019, the U.S. Department of Justice released the report, Recidivism of Sex Offenders Released from State Prison: A 9-Year Follow-Up (2005-2014) Recidivism of Sex Offenders Released from State Prison: A 9-Year Follow-Up (2005-2014), shows that people convicted of sex offenses are actually much less likely than people convicted of other offenses to be rearrested or to go back to prison.
Once released, men will be permitted to reside at Reset Missouri until they are able to have a savings of at least 3 months rent, suitable housing arrangements firmly in place, steady employment and a support system beyond Reset Missouri that will enable them to be successful when they leave the program.
The residents will be men who are exiting jail or prison with a sex offense conviction who will be required to register as sex offenders. The sex offender treatment program for the state of Missouri is located in Farmington, MO, so this will be the largest source of referrals. There is also a federal prison in Missouri that houses convicted sex offenders. The men will apply for the program, be interviewed by Reset Missouri’s staff, agree to the terms of the program and be invited to live in the transitional living setting. The home will be located in North St. Louis City or in St. Louis County, and the residents will live in a house in a communal environment. Specifically, residents will live in a house with other residents in private or shared bedrooms, according to occupancy requirements. Initially, there will likely be room for just 8-15 residents, but it is the hope of the organization that the capacity will grow quickly over time to fill the great need that exists.
The Impact of Reset Missouri
"I share much with your sons. I wish I were talking about taste in music or favorite movies, but unfortunately, I mean that I wear that scarlet letter. I have been on the inside, and now I’m out and trying to sprout in these ashes."
"This organization understands what’s needed to help those who need a second chance. I applaud you Reset Missouri"
"I just hope that by sharing his story and what we have learned about this offense, we can show others there needs to be change. Thank you for what you are doing."