Fresh Start for Inmates

Dahl, Fischer & Wilks tries to find ways to give back to the community.  Stephanie Dahl has volunteered her time to the Prisoner Entrepreneurship Program, reviewing business plans submitted by rehabilitated inmates who are looking for a fresh start.

The Prisoner Entrepreneurship Program (PEP) is a non-profit based out of Houston, Texas.  The program connects prisoners with business executives, entrepreneurs and MBA students.  Many inmates have an untapped skill set that, when given direction, can lead to great potential and success.  Connecting reformed inmates with entrepreneurs offers a fresh start.  Inmates present ideas about business plans and other entrepreneurial enterprises to seasoned executives and entrepreneurs who then provide feedback to help make the plan a real possibility and, hopefully, a success.

Stephanie’s business background before attending law school provides her with insight into the strengths and weaknesses of a business plan.  Her current work as a criminal defense attorney gives her an appreciation for how difficult it can be for a convicted felon to get a fresh start.  Giving her time to the Prisoner Entrepreneurship Program has been a perfect way for her to help people make a positive change.