The Dannon Project helping non-violent offenders

Published 5:04 pm Friday, April 23, 2021

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The Dannon Project has partnered with the Center for Rural Enterprise and Environmental Justice (CREEJ) to help non-violent offenders re-entry services in Lowndes County.

The project received a $25,000 donation from CREEJ to help provide transportation services for individuals in the program.

Judge Adrian Johnson believes the Dannon Project will significantly help the individuals in Lowndes County.

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“In our court system I tell people don’t let on bad decision dictate the rest of your life,” said Judge Johnson, “Let’s take that one bad decision and use it as a learning lesson, to start making good decisions.”

The Dannon Project was founded in 1999 by Kerri Pruitt. Her brother-in-law was mistakenly shot by a young man who had recently been released from prison on a non-violent charge. Pruitt believed that a strong family and community support system could have prevented the senseless act of violence. She established a non-profit social service agency to help those on the road to redemption called the Dannon Project, named after he brother-in-law.