Our next Embraced:Fully Interview Series call will be this Thursday, July 1, at 6:00 pm Pacific. We’ll be recording the session in case you can’t make it.
About our guest for this call:
Jodi Hansen, Executive Director, Remnant Initiatives
Jodi is a pastor, nonprofit leader, community organizer, and criminal justice reformer. She applies over 20 years of experience in health care business development consulting and her extensive background in nonprofit board leadership and executive management to strategically guiding RI into realizing its mission.
Jodi holds an MA in Ministry Leadership from George Fox Evangelical Seminary (now the Portland Seminary at GFU), a BS in nursing from Excelsior College and Master Certificate in Project Management from Villanova University. She is also a Registered Nurse.
She has volunteered with the Oregon Department of Corrections for over 10 years and serves as the Chair of the Religious Services Advisory Council to the DOC.
About Remnant Initiatives – https://www.remnantinitiatives.org/
RI exists to INSPIRE and COACH community-minded individuals and groups into ACTION that improves our capacity to serve our Yamhill Valley neighbors transitioning from incarceration to mainstream society.
We are a nonprofit (IRS 501c3) whose goal is to build capacity within our Yamhill Valley community to better receive and support the previously incarcerated.
Because we understand that over 95% of those who spend time in jail or prison will return to our neighborhoods, we believe that every citizen has the obligation—for the health and well-being of our communities—to be prepared to assist justice-involved neighbors and their families to achieve sustainable self-sufficiency.
We work closely with the Department of Corrections, the Department of Community Justice (parole and probation), local law enforcement, nonprofits and government social service agencies to ensure our returning citizens have what they need to be successful.
The development of mass incarceration in this country has created a spirit of fear and complacency that keeps average citizens from helping those reentering mainstream society effectively. So, we at Remnant Initiatives network, educate, inspire and coach individuals and groups into taking meaningful action to change this debilitating spirit of fear into one of hope as we work directly with those whom these efforts impact. This critical work is inextricably connected to public safety and the flourishing of our neighborhoods.