Compassion In Action Inc.

"embracing the person, rebuilding the family and breaking the cycle"

Serving the Community


  • Pre-release education
  • reentry preparation
  • prison transition
  • community reestablishment
  • family support
  • strengthening neighborhoods
  • community involvement
  • family reunification
  • holistic restoration

 Compassion In Action Inc.

We are a faith based, non-profit organization that serves individuals confined in the state correctional facilities and families affected by incarceration. We also facilitate the RAW DAWGS Youth Corps Gang Prevention Program for boys 5 to 13, breaking the cycle from cradle to crime.

Compassion In Action has been serving this population unofficially since 1984. The program was founded by Teela A. Mickles in 1994 and became incorporated in 1999.  We have extended our services beginning from behind prison walls, involving the community in the entire process of reentry. Thus transforming individuals who were former tax burdens to productive tax payers in our society.

Teela A. Mickles, Founder/CEO