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Our Approach

We are a collaboration of law enforcement, currently and previously incarcerated adults and community partners focused on intervention, prevention and reduction in incarceration and recidivism.

We provide

Programs for youth

Trainings for adults who work with youth

A Reentry and Mentoring Program for those incarcerated

Workshops and trainings for men and women who are currently incarcerated

Meet the Team

We are a collaboration of law enforcement, currently and previously incarcerated adults and community partners focused on intervention, prevention and reduction in incarceration and recidivism.

Sean Payne

Tucson Police Department

Sean is a member of the Tucson Police Department and has worked with the community for over 10 years.  He shows compassion for others and that is why he supports the IF Project so much.  He has engaged the help of Tucson Police Department and they are working toward reducing recidivism and 21st Policing.

Rafael Batain

co founder

Rafael Batain is the cofounder of If Project in Tucson.  He changed his life from a felon to a business owner and upstanding citizen.  He is telling his story to prevent others from making the same mistakes he made.

Sheila Kembel

Sheila works for the Pima County Juvenile Court.  She has supported the If Project from the start.   She works closely with Sean and Rafael to lead the youth in the right directions.