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Governor McMaster joins Turn90, formerly Turning Leaf, to open Columbia reentry center (Columbia Star)

Turning Leaf, Charleston’s successful prison reentry program, has announced a name change and opened its new center in Columbia. Now called Turn90, the program creates a new direction for men...

Program to help newly released SC inmates to be unveiled in Columbia this week (The State by John Monk)

A program in Charleston shown to help newly freed, high-risk South Carolina inmates develop life skills after prison will be unveiled Wednesday in Columbia. The re-entry program for men, which...

Reducing Recidivism (NPR’s South Carolina Business Review)

According to recent statistics, 67% of formerly incarcerated men are re-arrested within three years. Our next guest’s organization however, has found a way to reduce that number significantly. Mike Switzer...

Police Killed My Dad When I Was 8. Next Came the Rage. (The Marshall Project)

When I hear household names like George Floyd, Walter Scott and Alton Sterling, I don’t land on the grisly videos of their killings or the fates of the police officers who ended their lives....

Best Advice by Amy Barch (Charleston Regional Business Journal)

One of the best pieces of advice I’ve received is: “focus on what you can control.” It’s humbling to recognize how much happens in life that I have no control of....

Hicks: Turning Leaf is expanding, and that’s good news for everyone in SC (Post & Courier)

Amy Barch didn’t set out to become the director of a nonprofit, but she’s really good at it. In fact, Barch just might change the world. Six years ago, she opened the...

Turning Leaf Founder Published in Stanford Social Innovation Review

 "Change is really hard, even under the best circumstances. People leaving prison attempt to change their whole lives with the cards stacked against them." So writes Turning Leaf Founder and...

Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Charleston Visits Turning Leaf

We were honored to host a group from Leadership Charleston for a tour of Turning Leaf last week. Leadership Charleston is a yearlong program that engages participants in experiences that...

Turning Leaf Visits Columbia Rotary Club

“I’ve always had a strong sense of fairness and equality, and an equally strong belief that people should get a fair shake in life,” said Turning Leaf Founder and Executive...

Mace Bill Would Modernize Due Process Rights (Post & Courier)

The most basic purpose of our justice system is to convict and punish the guilty while protecting the innocent and safeguarding the rights of all Americans. As part of that...

The Turning Leaf Project Aims to Break Cycle (Sisters of Charity SC)

Communities often address crime through a cycle of prison time and release. This cycle leads them back to old habits, separated from their families and a drain on tax payer...

Turning Leaf is raising the stakes, and its profile, in recidivism (Post & Courier)

An audience at the Mount Pleasant library listens silently as three men calmly talk about violence, the crimes they’ve committed, the drugs they’ve sold — and the reason they quit. She’s...