About RED

RED is a Georgia domestic public charity nonprofit (501(c)(3) corporation. At RED, we engineer rehabilitation programs for pre and post adjudication first-time, nonviolent, youthful offenders. RED’s rehabilitative programs enhance the employment potential of individuals with a criminal record while emphasizing the safekeeping of our communities.

What Is Recidivism?

Recidivism refers to an individual’s relapse into criminal behavior. The United States has the highest documented incarceration rate in the world. Recidivism negatively impacts unemployment rates and economic freedom, forces excess taxpayer contributions to the criminal justice system and most importantly, compromises the safety of our communities. Georgia’s incarceration rate is 32% higher than the national average. Georgia leads the nation with over 160,000 probationers which is 321% higher than the national average. In stopping recidivism, we foster upward social mobility, optimize allocation of taxpayer dollars and enhance community experiences.

OUR FOUNDER

David Lee Windecher

David Lee Windecher founded RED Inc. in March of 2015. Windecher is a criminal defense attorney licensed to practice in Georgia and Florida. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from American Intercontinental University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 2005 and received his Juris Doctorate degree from John Marshall Law School in Atlanta, Georgia in 2012.

 

Prior to being sworn into the Georgia and Florida Bar, Windecher was an impoverished minority who was arrested 13 times and spent over 7 months incarcerated as a juvenile. He dropped out of high school and joined a criminal street gang in an attempt to overcome a poverty stricken life. Windecher began his path to rehabilitation when he received his GED in March of 1998 and took his first academic step toward becoming a dual-licensed practitioner. He understands the empowering effects of obtaining an education in order to facilitate upward social mobility.

 

Windecher chronicled his life’s journey of transitioning from defendant to defense attorney in an inspirational autobiography — The AmerIcan Dream | HisStory In The Making. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each copy of The AmerIcan Dream | HisStory In The Making is donated to RED.

WE NEED YOUR HELP

Increasing literacy, reducing poverty, and putting an end to recidivism with your help.

Your donation will help RED fund anti-recidivism research and rehabilitation program curriculum development. Your contribution allows first time nonviolent offenders to receive the rehabilitative resources necessary to remain out of the criminal justice system. We ask that you consider a tax deductible donation. Your support enables dreams.

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