Welcome to the Offender Alumni Association

 Co-Founder Deborah Daniels

Co-Founder Deborah Daniels

 

Our Beginning

Offender Alumni Association (OAA) is a non-profit, grass-roots movement modeled after the concept of AA and NA: One offender helping another offender. The movement was founded by Former Chief Justice Drayton Nabers, Jr. and former offender Deborah Daniels. The founders became inspired after many early Friday morning rides together to Bibb Correctional facility to co-facilitate Prison Fellowship Academy with a cohort of men who had voluntarily agreed to participate in an 18-month intensive discipleship program led by Hugh Davis.

 
It’s almost like coming to the edge of the forest and the person wants to come to the other side because everything is so beautiful...and they just can’t make that step...and you just reach your hand in and say “I got you..”
— Dena Dickerson, Executive Director
 

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Our Purpose

Our purpose is to assist, equip and empower individuals and communities impacted by crime to become productive and contributing members of their families, communities and society as a whole.


 Community Clean Up

Community Clean Up

 

Our Events

We work with former offenders and their family members to actively engage in reducing crime and restoring communities.

 
“Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Matthew 20:28
— Drayton Nabers, Jr. Co-Founder
 

 Giving back to our communities

Giving back to our communities

 

OAA in Action

We are mobilizing to change lives and rebuild our communities as we leave the past behind. We are moving forward. Instead of being part of the problem, we are now part of the solution. 


 Our forums allow members to learn and share with one another

Our forums allow members to learn and share with one another

 
In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive. Acts 20:35
— Deborah Daniels, Co-Founder