What We Do
The mission of Fresh Start Ministries starts within the correctional facilities of Linn County, Iowa. This includes visits to any interested individual wanting to talk to Jail Minister, a RISE Navigator or to any of the many jail volunteers who daily...
The Adult Mentoring Program (AMP) is also a community-based program that offers more intensive assistance to newly released detainees. The program seeks to provide this assistance to each participant through one of two mentoring models.
Fresh Start Ministries provides a Youth Minister to the Linn County Juvenile Detention Center on a part-time basis. The Youth Minister spends on average 20 hours a week with the youth at the Linn County Detention Center.
The RISE Program (Reintegration Initiative for Safety and Empowerment) was started by the Linn County Recidivism Committee but was added in early 2015 to the umbrella of Fresh Start Ministries as the mission and vision for both worked well together.