About Fresh Start
July 2017 NOTICE:
We currently have over 2800 applicants and need to work to assist all those. We WILL ACCEPT new applications, and we will get to NEW applications as soon as we are able. We are using a LOTTERY system to choose clients at present. Thank you. Dr Dave Ores Director, Fresh Start.
* You must apply on this website and send us photos of your tattoos to be considered for Fresh Start Assistance. DO NOT contact laser providers directly.
STEPS: 1. Apply on the FSP website only. 2. You qualify. 3. We send your images to a FSP laser provider near you (or we locate one) . 4. The laser provider AGREES to remove your tattoo(s) as part of the Fresh Start Project. 5. FSP sends your complete contact DATA to the provider. 6. You conatct the provider and make your first FREE appointment.
You DO NOT qualify.... then we refer you and ask for a DISCOUNT on your behalf.
The Fresh Start Tattoo Removal Program, Inc. (an official 501(c)3 organization) is a nationwide community program that removes visible gang and prison tattoos off of former gang members for FREE to help these people get jobs and improve the quality of their lives. With employment, there is a much lower return to prison rate.
NO JOB = 90% return to prison
WITH JOB = 10 % return to prison
One year in prison costs $60,000 taxpayer dollars.
A working person costs ZERO taxpayer dollars.
3,000,000 people are in prison (80% for drug offenses - another story)
200,000 people are discharged from prison each year in the USA.
Example: If we help 10 persons get employment, over 5 years, that's $1,500,000
tax payer dollars SAVED. That's only 10 employed persons.
100 people is $15 million saved. What about 1,000 people? 10,000?
“Visible” tattoos are defined as tattoos on the hands, face and neck only. Fresh Start also serves survivors of human trafficking to help facilitate their recovery. Tattoo removal allows certain people to overcome a very large barrier to employment and as a result, change their lives for the better. And.... greatly reduce the return to crime / prison rate.
“If you are trying to help yourself, we will try to help you” is the core concept of Fresh Start. To date, we have served over two hundred people and have improved their chances of obtaining employment with just a few seconds of laser treatment.
We currently seek Laser providers in all USA cities to donate their time and experience to remove tattoos for patients free of charge as part of the Fresh Start Program.
Why does the Fresh Start project matter?
A client who obtains employment is about 80% less likely to re-offend, return to crime/prison and/or need social and public services. Even if we divert one out of 100 from the poverty-prison-crime-drug-gang-trauma-gun violence vortex…. we are doing a world of good. For the client and for our communities. We can receive many community benefits in exchange for a few minutes of professional laser treatment.
To become a Fresh Start Applicant please apply on our website and send us images of your tattoos: www.FreshStartTattooRemoval.virb.com
Or register on - line: http://www.freshstarttattooremoval.org/volunteer-laser-provider-registration-form
To join Fresh Start Project as a Medical Laser Provider or a Sponsorship Partner ..... or to be a friend of the project, please email dr Dave Ores at: DrDave.LESM@gmail.com
Or register on - line: http://www.freshstarttattooremoval.org/volunteer-laser-provider-registration-fo
Dr Dave Ores Founder & Director of the Fresh Start Tattoo Removal Project