Our next Embraced:Fully Interview Series call will be Thursday, September 8, 2022 at 6:00 pm Pacific. We’ll be recording the session in case you can’t make it.
The topic for our 45 minute interview is “What issues do Chaplains and Angel Teams need to address with inmates prior to their release; and what issues do churches need to address to prepare to receive RCMs?”
Our special guests for this interview are Anti Recidivism Coalition Founding Member Carlos Cervantes and also Christian Science Volunteer Chaplain Jeanine Lambert
Life Coach & Ride Home Program Manager
Carlos has been involved with the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) since its creation. Carlos strongly believes in being present with those being released from prison. In 2012, along with Michael Romano, Director of Stanford School of Law Three Strikes Project, Carlos co-founded the ARC Ride Home Program, which was nationally recognized by the administration of President Barack Obama and was awarded the Champions of Change Award. The New York Times Magazine has profiled Carlos for the Ride Home Program.
Carlos is currently ARC’s Ride Home Program Manager. Carlos was awarded the Empowerment Congress 2019 Emerging Civic Leaders 40 Under Forty Award by Mark Ridley-Thomas, Supervisor, Second District. Carlos is currently a John W. Mack Movement Building Fellow. He was recognized by Mayor of the City of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti. Carlos sits on the Clothes The Deal Board of Directors www.clothesthedeal.org
My background is in Design, Marketing and Sales as well as Teaching.
In 2007 I was asked by the Christian Science State Institutional Committee in California to become a chaplain due to a request from a Level 3 inmate. I said I would try it for a year. I met with this fellow for 10 months. During that time the inmate was healed of a longstanding difficulty that required that he wear a catheter. He had been told he would always need it. I also witnessed his character transform as he became more kind, unselfish and giving. I was hooked! Up until the pandemic, I visited at a men’s Reception Center, a Level 3, a Level 4 as well as private prisons. I have also been at the County jail and Juvenile hall in Kern County. I am currently mentoring as a member of an “Angel Team” and I am in the part time practice of Christian Science.
All are welcome to attend!