R.I.S.E., Restoring Inspiration by Success in Education, seeks to bring hope into the lives of the most vulnerable in our community.

What is R.I.S.E.?

R.I.S.E., Restoring Inspiration by Success in Education, is DA Howard’s Initiative that focuses on concise and targeted service delivery to increase Public Safety for all communities. In order to accomplish this goal, trauma, criminogenic, and mental health assessments will be conducted prior to each child’s review by the Fast Track panel.

This panel is comprised of community, civic, and mental health professionals who evaluate the information and set a course of action for the success of our youth. With our community partners, and grant and forfeiture funds, we are able to provide services at no cost to the youth and their families.

Once a service plan is in place, the R.I.S.E. team will continue to review the case for changes and adaptations to ensure success for our youth and to increase public safety in our community.

Our R.I.S.E. Initiative was recently recognized and awarded a Congressional Grant from Congressman Sanford Bishop.

Become a R.I.S.E. Ambassador Today!

Students in the Macon Judicial Circuit need YOU! Click here to sign up to become a R.I.S.E. Ambassador and help us change the lives of students, one child at a time.

Refer a Student in need to R.I.S.E.

Do you know a student who has been impacted by violence, crime, and trauma in the Macon Judicial Circuit? Refer them to our team and we will do our best to match them to resources. 

Sign up to be a R.I.S.E. Ambassador

We’re looking for community members to relate and invest in children participating in our R.I.S.E. Initiative. You can volunteer your time by spreading the word with pamphlets and informational packages, help us prepare for events, or even assist in outreach!

Our R.I.S.E. Team

Jeremy Raines

R.I.S.E. Director   
(478) 703-2512

Jonzaria Singleton

R.I.S.E. Specialist
(478) 703-2006

Deedra Jordan, BA, MNC, CTS, CGS

Camp Hope Coordinator
(478) 241-2575

Gwendolyn Byrd

Outreach Specialist   
(478) 310-4361

Kamesha Kirkland

R.I.S.E. Specialist
(478) 245-6926

Rayceen King

Outreach Specialist   
(478) 309-2651

Marie Martin

R.I.S.E. Specialist
(478) ### - ####