“I am writing to express how thankful I am to have found you and your organization.  As you are aware from your personal experience the process of being arrested and charged with a crime instantly changes your life.  For me what followed over the last 14 months is not something anyone can prepare for or understand how to navigate. The lack of control and waiting to learn my fate is what disturbs me most. Negative thoughts run through my head on a daily basis. My weekly visits to my therapist does not replace speaking to someone who has been through the process.

When we first spoke I was feeling lost and in a constant state of fear.  Finding others that actually understood what I was going through was nearly impossible.  Since joining the weekly calls I’m still fearful but no longer feeling alone.  You have provided a safe place for people like myself to share their experiences and ask important questions that are of concern.  Since participants are generally in various stages of the process (pre or post conviction and incarceration) there seems to be plenty of opportunity for me to gain perspective relating to my situation. This has been a god send.

From day one you made me comfortable in sharing my story and showed care and compassion for what I was dealing with. Right now I am at a critical point in my case where decisions need to be made regarding taking a plea or going to trial. Having the right attorney is critical in deciding which way to go. Fortunately one of the first things you asked when we spoke was who was representing me and you took the time to walk me through the process of learning what I should expect regarding background, and their areas of expertise. This was critical since from the very beginning of my case I felt something was not right with how I was being handled and charged for services.  Without your guidance and asking the right questions I would not have been able to pinpoint what my gut was telling me all along.  I am now ready to make the change with confidence that it is the right step in getting to the best possible outcome. What is also important is you didn’t force your opinion on me.  You shared your knowledge and experience and allowed me to come to the conclusion on my own.  So in spite of all of my pain and suffering, knowing that I have people like yourself and your organization to lift me up when I am down is a blessing.”