You should not be fearful of Virginia offenders receiving a program that teaches financial literacy and skills in tech. This is form of education addresses the root of our criminal behavior and this is the only way to fully rehabilitate us. Justice should not only punish, and deter. Justice should also be restorative. Restoration is an important component, but it has to go beyond fines and court cost. If we never make the money that restitution will never get paid. But if part of my rehabilitation was geared toward teaching me the difference between assets and liabilities, and it showed me how my financial illiteracy made me a liability to my community but if I became an entrepreneur I could become an asset to it. This is the type of education that rehabilitates and increases public safety. You are not just sending me home with pocket money to spend. This education will teach me how to be self sufficient. Now I no longer need to rob or sell drugs when unemployment deprives my community of jobs.
Lord Serious is the author of three published books “The Powerless Pinky” (2017), “Apotheosis – Lord Serious Hakim Allah’s Habeas Corpus Appeal” (2019), and “Umoja Means Unity” (2022) all available on Amazon. You can follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube @lordseriousspeaks. Visit my website www.Lordseriousspeaks.com.