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    Date submitted
  • 13-Nov-2017

Seeking a Change

Abstract

Assist former inmates in changing their lives.

Additional Questions

Who is your customer?

Former inmates

What problem does this idea/product solve or what market need does it serve?

It may be difficult for an individual with a felony conviction to find a job. There are many people who have been in prison for drug possession or property crimes and when released they find it hard to get situated because no one will hire them. Many are unlucky and end up continuing to live a life that will not benefit their future and many end up back in prison. Therefore, S.A.C (Seeking a Change) would be a great company to assist those in need of changing their lives for the better. The company is a nonprofit organization in pursuit of making sure that the reclassification of drug and property crimes are changed to misdemeanors rather than felonies in all states. S.A.C will consider anyone interested to become a member and will help these individuals with their resumes, counseling, rehabilitation, education to learn a trade, anger management courses, communication skills courses, and many resources to assist anyone in need of getting their life back in track to re-enter society. The company offers a program to the members who join but members must complete the 18-month program. Upon completion of the 18-month program the company will assist them in looking for a job and may also find a placement job within the company itself.

What attributes will make this idea/product successful? Why do you believe that those features will create success?

Not only those who have been previously incarcerated benefit from this program but society as a whole benefit as well. All clients, employees of the company, and everyone else in the community benefit. In order to ensure that the program is implemented accurately all activities and their results are monitored, performance is monitored, progress and reports are measured, each employee will be assigned a responsibility to ensure focus and creating accountability. Taking these measures will help in making any changes necessary to the program in order to continue improvement to benefiting the community. The target market is those who are willing to either volunteer, become an employee, or even collaborate as a business

Explain how you (your team) will execute to make this idea/product successful? What gives you (your team) an advantage over others already in the market or new to this market?

There are many features that will make this company successful. It will provide positive support and non-punitive, personalized individual treatment necessary, and team collaboration. There are many programs that will reduce recidivism, but research have shown many of them to be harsh with punishment making people less motivated to make any changes in life. Our company will provide positive encouragement making goal setting much easier achieved. Our employees will not only focus on helping them achieve success but will also focus on giving them a great experience of what success will be and what it in fact feels like with encouragement. Providing individual treatment can mean creating a supportive environment for those who may need interventions, educational opportunities, or even family therapy. This assistance can help address behaviors and situations associated with their specific crimes, helping them come to an understanding of what changes need to be made in their life. Many other companies provide the same features in assisting people after being released from prison. Each of these companies focus on a particular circumstance an individual may be need help in or they may focus on several circumstances. S.A.C tends to focus on almost everything in order to provide assistance to the greatest ability making goals more achievable. Although S.A.C can comparable to many companies according to similar features, this company stands out because we also collaborate with other companies to ensure the individual gets the help needed to succeed no matter the circumstance.