On Friday, January 14, 2022, APAC changed its name. Now RESHAPE, this association has been part of the Casa do Impacto community since its opening in 2018.
RESHAPE implements and disseminates new approaches that transform the lives of people who are or were serving sentences in prison, providing them tools and efficient stimuli for their reintegration into society. The objective is to fight for a world where no one goes back to prison, where reintegration is the rule and not the exception.
This change is a milestone in the life of the association. The name is new, but the focus remains unchanged. The change reflects the organization’s transformation in recent years and, simultaneously, the shift that intends to promote in the prison sector and all its agents. RESHAPE currently has a professional team, a social business model, social support services, communication strategies and civil society awareness and concrete advocacy initiatives to influence public policies in the sector.
RESHAPE is an association that is aware that the transformation of the prison system, the life stories of those who are or have been prisoners, and the view of civil society on this reality depends on every one of us. This transformation is urgent, and it was the desire to communicate it in all its activity – including the new name – that drove the adoption of this new brand.
Find out all about RESHAPE here.