Meet the Staff – RJ

Meet one of our Pre-release Case Managers – Ryan “RJ” James   

RJ joined Operation New Hope in 2021 to be a beacon of hope for those going through trauma so that they can overcome life’s challenges. Working in collaboration with the Department of Corrections, RJ and the Ready4Release team deliver pre-release services to 30+ facilities across Florida. RJ is also the lead instructor of our Ready4Release Career Development Training at the St. Johns County Jail and is having a big impact helping people prepare for release. Don’t just take our word for it, here is some recent feedback from clients about the impact RJ is making:

  • “The class I was involved with and the instructor RJ has helped me more in the last week than anyone has helped me in my life.” 
  • “Thank you for giving us Mr. RJ! He’s a really good guy and he’s helped me personally a few times before. Thank you for giving us a chance to make a change.” 


Check out this video from RJ about his thoughts on hope and second chances. Subscribe to our channel for more stories of hope, transformation, and reentry success.

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