We are a

Resource Center
Without Walls

For those who are, or have been, entangled in the criminal justice system and their families.

Our very own Dennis Gaddy participated in the Justice Votes 2020: A Presidential Town Hall on October 28.

Through a network of community partners, we work with men and women in prison, former prisoners, people in transition, and their families as they transition back into family and community life.

We provide small group trainings and individual mentoring in general life skills, leadership, entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and areas related to transitioning back into family and community life.

Are you or one of your clients in need of such help? 

The hub of Community Success Initiative’s trainings consists of inspiring people to discover their potential, set worthy goals for their lives, and take action in a positive way.

The 15 Principles of Personal Growth and Leadership form the core of everything we do – training, engagement, mentoring and advocating.

15 Principles of Personal Growth and Leadership

to take you from where you are to where you want to be.

Principle #1

You become what you think about.

Principle #2

Maintain character and integrity at all times.

Principle #3

Discovering your spirituality and putting it into practice.

Principle #4

Develop and maintain a positive mental attitude and pleasing personality.

Principle #5

Establish worthy goals and review them daily.

Principle #6

Spend quality time with family and those that mean the most to you.

Principle #7

Establish a sound financial plan.

Principle #8

Take care of your body and overall health.

Principle #9

Read daily and increase your knowledge, skills and vocabulary.

Principle #10

Learn to laugh and have a sense of humor.

We convene gatherings where people with life experience with the criminal justice and prison systems can network, exchange knowledge and resources, and solve problems. Gatherings may be family sessions to strengthen family relationships or support and empowerment groups for prisoners and former prisoners.

We collaboratively convene round-tables for people to learn more about the criminal justice and prison systems from people with real life experiences. We also organize advocacy efforts around related issues.

The Community Success Initiative (CSI) started in 2004. Find out more about where it started, and how far it has come since then!

Second Chance News

October 21, 2019 | Voting Rights

A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction against SB 7066, a new state law that requires the payment of all court-ordered restitution, fines and fees before people with felony convictions are allowed to vote. Civil rights lawyers filed suit again …

October 21, 2019 | Adult reentry, Advocacy

The Formerly Incarcerated and Convicted Peoples Family Movement (FICPFM) has selected Dennis Gaddy  to receive a full travel and lodging scholarship to the first ever Justice Votes 2020 Presidential Candidate Town Hall on October 28th,  More informatio …

October 18, 2019 | Employment

For the 95 percent of people in state prisons who will eventually be released and the many others who are returning to communities from local jails, employment can play a critical role in preventing recidivism—but jurisdictions often lack the resources …