Despite having one of the better justice systems around the world, there are still improvements to be made.
“I believe that in our justice system, once jail time is served that a person has paid his or her debt to society. The problem is that most returning citizens can’t find meaningful work because their status as an ex-offender disqualifies them from most meaningful employment. As a result, they are forced to essentially serve a life-sentence.”
Deno J. Andrews
President of Felony Franks Restaurant Group Inc.
Felony Franks believes in working toward common sense solutions. Here are some common points about our program:
- We use the term “Citizens” because terms like “Ex-Offender” and “Ex-Felon” too easily classify and marginalize a population of people who have already paid their debt to society.
- We believe that every human being who has paid their debt for a crime deserves to be treated as an equal, deserving of the same opportunities as anyone else.
- We believe in providing meaningful employment.
- We believe in life-long learning, so we are committed to providing free training to our team in the areas of financial management and personal economics, setting and achieving life goals, health, and a multitude of other topics.
- We believe in cross-training which allows each staff member to learn how to do every task in the company, from cooking and cleaning, to management responsibilities.
- We believe in local, sustainable, and community business practices.
- We believe in serving great quality fast food, in a comfortable family-friendly environment.
- We are non-partisan, social entrepreneurs who take action on solutions.
To Accomplish these Goals
- We work with organizations such as the Rescue Foundation to provide training and resources for our staff.
- This program costs money, which means from time to time we are going to do fundraisers. All money that is raised goes directly toward implementing training and enriching the lives of those in the program.
- You can support this cause any time by donating. Every penny counts and your support is appreciated. More importantly it is money diligently spent and has an immediate and direct impact on real people.
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