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Student Stories

Deshawn

Prison time shapes the life of most of the men who come through Turning Leaf. For some, it is the cap to years spent in the street life;...

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Tyler

Tyler

Domestic violence is a difficult topic. It batters people in so many ways. We mostly focus on the victims, rarely the perpetrators....

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Rome

The majority of men who come through Turning Leaf are older. We see men in their thirties, forties, and even fifties. They’ve been on the...

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Marvin

Life on the streets doesn’t always make sense. In that way, it’s the same as the straight life. You find good people in bad situations who...

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In The Media

Starting Anew (Charleston Mag)

Getting out of prison isn’t easy. There’s parole and probation to navigate, child custody issues, securing housing, finding a job, and avoiding the temptation to fall back into criminal habits. That’s what drew Turning Leaf Project founder Amy Barch to reentry work—despite her...

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