PURPOSE AND HISTORY
ReConnect, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that provides prevention and intervention support and services to youth and adults involved in the criminal justice system or at risk of involvement. We also serve families who are impacted by a loved one’s negative behaviors.
The primary goal of ReConnect, Inc. is to empower our clients by providing them the tools needed to transform their lives and the communities in which they live in order for them to inspire other individuals to strive for success. ReConnect, Inc. is committed to the provision of services that help our clients gain the personal skills needed to maximize their potential and overcome barriers that interfere with their ability to reach their full potential.
ReConnect, Inc. was developed to help reduce recidivism, truancy, high-school dropout rates, and high unemployment within the community. We provide resources to foster behavioral changes and help alleviate risk factors and other conditions that impact an individual's success and lead to criminal justice involvement. No need is ever too basic or complex for us to help.
ReConnect, Inc. serves youth, adults, and their families in Omaha, Nebraska, and surrounding communities. Our programs focus on re-entry support and services, job readiness and life skills, educational tutoring, and family mediation. We balance public safety with the need to provide true second chance opportunities.
To be a community resource that is readily accessible to system-involved youth, youth at risk of system involvement and their families in the most compassionate manner that involves their voice and their choice. To also provide a continuum of support and services for formerly incarcerated adults re-entering the workforce in a manner that will empower them to overcome barriers that interfere with their ability to become productive, successful and self-sufficient.
Meet the Executive Director
LaVon Stennis-Williams is the Founder and Executive Director of ReConnect, Inc., a non-profit organization she founded with her husband. She is a published author, certified life coach, and visionary business owner who has used her effective and proven entrepreneurial skills and business acumen to launch four successful business ventures which have included a general practice law firm titled Choice Mediation and Risk Management Firm as well as LSW Strategies, LLC, a personal and business development consultancy company that has been recognized by Economic Analysis, US Bank, and Omaha Small Business Network.
ReConnect, Inc., her most recent business venture, was founded in 2012 and has served over 500 individuals both in the prison systems and post-release from incarceration. Stemming from her own personal experience in the federal prison system, she has developed a strategic curriculum for her Success Prep classes and ReConnect2Success to help individuals redevelop themselves and overcome personal barriers and challenges using best practice approaches so that each individual has the mindset of being “better, not bitter.”
LaVon Stennis-Williams is a graduate of Creighton University where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree and Juris Doctor. She is also a trained Mediator and Life Coach.