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Docket 1269 State-Issued ID Project

The Education and Employment Ministry

Award Date: October 28, 2019
Awarded: $5,551.50

The Education and Employment Ministry, also known as TEEM, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to breaking cycles of incarceration and poverty through education, personal development and work readiness training. In November 2019, Oklahoma made national news when it released hundreds of individuals in the largest mass commutation in US history. Working in collaboration with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections and the Department of Public Safety, TEEM worked to facilitate the necessary paperwork and fees to assist each individual with receiving their new state-issued identification.

Acquiring a photo ID is one of the greatest barriers to justice-involved individuals in Oklahoma because of potential pending legal issues and transportation barriers. A photo ID is needed to secure employment, housing, state assistance, and more, therefore it is imperative to the success of the justice-involved individuals that they receive a photo ID.