OUR MISSION: Just The Beginning is a Christ-centered organization that empowers justice-involved women toward self-sufficiency, esteem, and wholeness.
OUR VISION: Just The Beginning intentionally fashions to institute a paradigm shift in the traditional methods for providing assistance to families, while bridging justice-involved women, support and resources that are required for individual and familial success.
OUR CORE STRENGTHS: Empowerment and advocacy are embedded in the organizations foundation. Empowerment equips women to envision and have confidence in achievements beyond difficulty. JTB serves justice-involved women as an advocate to overall success and self-envisioned goals, with certainty that encouragement and support positively influence each participant, their family and the community at large.
OUR WHY: Oklahoma has become the nation's capital for incarcerated women at a rate of over 50% incarceration for non-violent drug offenses; these truths have and continue to drive the mission and vision of JTB. Justice-involved women and those seeking diversion, encounter immense opposition in their attempt to live productively in the community. Just The Beginning strives to achieve holistic restoration in each participants life, along with their sphere of influence, while intentionally initiating, cultivating, and catalyzing change, growth, and success.