Mission Statement


State policy makers across the nation are asking whether soaring prison budgets are the best path to public safety. Increasingly, they are finding the answer is “No.” The solution to these problems is not simple, nor can it be solved with education or social welfare.

Policy makers have begun to see that “crime” is more that law breaking and “justice” is more than punishment. Across the country they are seeing the need to go beyond crime and punishment. The new concept is called “restorative justice.” This is in contrast to “retributive justice.”

There are several “alternatives to incarceration” that have been introduced in Wisconsin. Some have been more effective than others. Many district courts have not them as successful. These alternatives have just become part of the “system.”

A changed life is the only thing that will make a difference. This is the goal of New Life Foundations. Across the country, there are many programs that are proving effectively in changing hearts, minds and life goals. They provide motivation and resources enabling inmates to move from the old life outside the law to a new productive life. The goal is to hold offenders accountable, heal victims, reconcile broken relationships between victims and offenders, and restore community peace.

New Life Foundations

We have a vision for justice that reaches beyond mere crime and punishment. It is one of changing lives. New Life foundations is a not for profit, faith based organization established to assist and mentor those coming out of incarceration. It addresses the whole person. Our goal is to build into the each person spiritually, mentally and physically. We strive to give inmates the skills and motivation to be good citizens.

This vision is based on biblical principles and truths that are often overlooked but are amazingly relevant to life. Though New Life Foundations did not develop the concept of “restorative justice,” we are committed to that concept in working with inmates. The program begins while the person is incarcerated, then becomes a transitional program and is developed in a six to twelve month long mentoring program.

New Life Foundations exists to assist those who are starting over in life and need a second chance. The primary focus is to assist ex-offenders in re-entering society. Our objective is to help them build “new foundations” based on a new life in Christ.

As Jesus said:

Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like: He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock — Luke 6:47-48 (NKJV).