Our Mission

A day in prison costs $79 on average; a day on probation costs $3.42. 

More importantly, a day in prison suffocates the light in a person, while working in a positive environment where training is provided, where setting goals is encouraged, and where a high standard is demanded, enables a person to reach his or her full potential.

Clean Decisions exists to provide this opportunity for returning citizens within the greater Washington DC area to unleash their full potential, break negative intergenerational cycles in their families, build a path to a middle class lifestyle, and have an opportunity to give back.

We do this by providing the opportunity to work hard at an admittedly tough job in a caring, supportive environment. Staff members have access to a pro bono therapist, are invited to weekly community-building gatherings, and meet monthly with leadership on personal and professional goals and the path toward them.