Rehabilitation, Reform and Reentry Resources, Inc. (R4) was established in February 2018 by Dr. Robin J. Bell and Co-Founder, Terry Bell. The team has nearly 20 years of experience and extensive research with offenders. This organization was founded to assist with changing the culture of incarceration. The racial and socioeconomic disparities, attached with a commonly dehumanizing experience in prison, have also driven a national movement to "reform" criminal justice laws.
There are over 2.3 million people incarcerated in the United States. The U.S. represents about 4.4 percent of the world's population, but houses approximately
22 percent of the world's prisoners. Over 600,00 returning citizens come back to our cities, communities and neighborhoods each year. Only 5 percent of inmates will never be released. The First Step Act was passed in December 2018, which will release over 3000 Federal inmates early. The majority were given harsh sentences for non-violent crimes. In order to reduce recidivism, it is imperative that this population is afforded the opportunity to live productive lives and become law abiding citizens if that is their choice. R4 offers that chance, but without your help it is impossible.
Dr. Robin J. Bell is Retired Army, a Published Author, Consultant, Certified Inside Out Facilitator, Certified Mediator and Public Speaker. She is an engaging as well as captivating speaker. Robin is known for her easy, but effective demeanor.
While serving in the military, then MSG Bell, traveled the world facilitating classes on treating others with dignity and respect to Senior Executives, Civilians and Soldiers. Dr. Bell volunteers at the Alexandria Detention Center, DC Jail, the DC Court of Appeals where she serves as a Public Member on the Board of Professional Responsibility. Robin is also a Reentry Council Member of the Alexandria Probation and Parole Office.