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He sent letters – hundreds of them – to churches, to charities, to businesses, asking each to help. The few that did respond declined. Dirk Van Velzen, who was serving time in prison for stealing,...
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We are very honored to see this great article in the Puget Sound Business Journal about our program and ED, Dirk Van Velzen. Thank you for shining a light on correctional reform and the value of prison reform! www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2018/03/08/patti-payne-once-americas-most-wanted-this-man.html ... See MoreSee Less
Once 'America's Most Wanted,' Dirk Van Velzen started a Seattle nonprofit to help prisoners through college - Puget Sound Business Journal
Dirk Van Velzen once stole guns from the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office. After serving time in prison, he started a nonprofit to help prisoners get college degrees.
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