We advocate and provide resources to men and women
returning home from incarceration,
HERE'S WHY ...
More than 8 million Michigan returning citizens are affected by outdated federal re-entry policies and lack of resources. "Taylor Made Re-Entry" is on the front lines of support. We are a non-profit service organization formed to advocate against the massive barriers to men and women returning home from incarceration. As an interfaith-based community partner, our work aims to break systematic legal and societal barriers once citizens are released from incarceration. We proudly help citizens who have served long-term sentences within the correction facility with supportive services and resources for re-establishing citizenship.
We also provide support for our participants' family members and loved ones; bridging the gaps between loved ones, community members, and returning citizens. After release returning citizens are often viewed as ex-offenders or sub-citizens and are perpetually punished for their crimes; the cause of the restrictions is systematic. Therefore our mission is to rehabilitate our returning citizens through prevention planning, extensive care, and long-term stability planning.
Our services will create a unique experience to facilitate a safe and successful re-entry back into the community. Our customized programs are designed to provide a structured system that rehabilitates while in prison, and that also provides post-released support. Taylor Made Re-entry is here to advocate for you, your loved ones, and the betterment of our community.
IN THE COMMUNITY
Sharing Taylor Made Re-Entry's Story
We meet with the community often. We work tirelessly to spread the word and build bridges to a better understanding.
Meeting With Officers
Getting to justice starts with reaching across the divide and meeting about common ways to heal and mend fences.
Remembering Our Sister
Never does a day go by without ALL of us remembering Breonna's life..and her light.
Dee DeeTaylor grew up the daughter of an incarcerated parent, with no memories of her father outside of prison. She is also the oldest sister of Breonna Taylor who tragically lost her life in a botched raid by Louisville, Kentucky police officers. Dee Dee is determined to change the narrative of her young life and not let bitterness, fear, or trauma dictate
After graduating from Jackson College with an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice degree in 2014, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work degree with a minor in Psychology from Central Michigan University in 2016, Dee Dee understands that traditional educational instruction is not the basis for change across the country. The innovation, courage, creativity, and commitment to fight for better will move the needle for communities in a positive direction.
A piece of this revolution is Helping Eradicate Adverse Law-Enforcing (H.E.A.L.) a national movement that addresses the impact created by police officers who have unjustifiably destroyed black and brown communities with their lack of judgment in how policing happens in communities of color.
Healing is a layered experience that must encompass all groups and people. The second piece of this initiative is educating law enforcement officials on the importance of reevaluating traditional police methods and the procedural errors that are creating hurt in our
With this hurt comes pain and with pain comes responsibility; there is an obligation as individuals to recover from our personal hurt. There is an even bigger responsibility in that recovery process to assist others and support their healing journey. Dee Dee Taylor embraces the role of the vessel that helps with healing and change.
Taylor Made Re-Entry is a 501c3 non-profit and tax exempt organization.