It is C.A.A.N.’s mission to use athletics and the arts as catalysts for crime preventing and combating criminal recidivism, by assisting formerly incarcerated, individuals with a criminal history, and/or are legally at-risk, with pursuing their goals of an athletic and/or artistic career, with the overriding objective of helping them succeed beyond the athletic/artistic realm and make positive contributions to their communities.
It is also part of CAAN, Inc.’s mission to prevent crime and reduce criminal recidivism by using athletics and the arts to support and promote social justice for oppressed populations, with a focus on communities of color, through fundraising and other programs, including the pursuit of financial reparations when necessary and appropriate.
A MESSAGE FROM CAAN, INC.'S FOUNDER
"We at CAAN, Inc. believe there are 3 equally essential and interdependent components to crime prevention, which I call the 'Crime Prevention Triad.' The initial component is law enforcement; the next component is consequence and accountability, and finally, there is the third component, successful reentry and rehabilitation for former criminal offenders. This third component is the one which is the focus of our work at CAAN, Inc. Yet if any one of these 3 components of the Triad is neglected, the entire process breaks down and fails. We believe that providing hope to former criminal offenders and/or legally at-risk individuals will prevent future crime victims, because people without hope have no regard for themselves or anyone else in their communities. I therefore ask you to consider supporting our mission to fight crime. Thank you!"
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO BOXERS
FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO WISH TO PURSUE A PROFESSIONAL BOXING CAREER, PLEASE READ CAREFULLY THE ALI BOXING REFORM ACT, WHICH IS PROVIDED ON THIS SITE. THE ALI ACT BECAME A FEDERAL LAW IN 2000, AND PROVIDES PROTECTIONS FOR PROFESSIONAL BOXERS THAT ARE REQUIRED BY FEDERAL LAW. YOU OWE IT TO YOURSELF TO BE THOROUGHLY KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT THIS LAW IN ORDER TO PROTECT YOURSELVES AND YOUR PROFESSIONAL BOXING CAREERS!! IF YOU BELIEVE YOU'VE BEEN THE VICTIM OF AN ALI ACT VIOLATION, YOU MAY WISH TO SEEK LEGAL REPRESENTATION. IF SO, CAAN, INC. CAN PROVIDE A REFERRAL TO APPROPRIATE LEGAL COUNSEL, UPON THE BOXER'S REQUEST, WHO HAVE AGREED TO ASSIST BOXERS ON THIS ISSUE.
YOU WILL FIND THE ALI ACT ON OUR NAVIGATIONAL TOOL BAR.
CAAN On The Radio:
Listen to CAAN Founder & President Ernie DiStefano on 97.3 FM ESPN Radio! Just click the below link!
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