Mission Statement

Williamsburg Walk the Talk (WWTT) volunteers invest their time and talent to mentor people leaving the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail  (VPRJ) near Williamsburg, VA, to help them have a successful fresh start.  

The WWTT Mentoring Program is designed so that volunteer mentors can meet with mentees at the VPRJ prior to their release to guide them in making preparations for their release and to be available for advice and moral support after release.  The purpose is to encourage a smooth and successful transition from incarceration to finding a better quality of life in the greater Williamsburg area.  This is truly a win/win because getting to know people from different backgrounds helps us grow by sharing their diverse life experiences.  

The long term objective is to reduce the jail recidivism rate.


  • VA Gazette article, 8/29/16 - Serving Public Safety by Serving Re-Entering Citizens Serving Public Safety by Serving Re-Entering CitizensPhoto (from left to right): David Benedict, John Kuplinski (CCCJB Chairman), Jim Ramage, Tony Griffin, Patty Kipps, John Greenman, Doris Fortney and ...
    Posted Aug 19, 2016, 6:33 PM by John Schwenkler
  • Group Lends Hand To Williamsburg Inmates for 1/2/2008     http://articles.dailypress.com/2008-01-02/news/0801010101_1_mentor-williamsburg-inmates-interested-inmates 
    Posted Jan 17, 2014, 2:06 PM by John Schwenkler
  • Williamsburg Walk the Talk Lends a Helping Hand for Those Starting Over from 8/8/11     http://population-we.blogspot.com/2011/08/williamsburg-walk-talk-lends-helping.html
    Posted Jan 17, 2014, 2:04 PM by John Schwenkler
  • WWTT in the news WYDaily.com reported earlier this year with an excellent article describing Williamsburg Walk the Talk:             http://wydaily.com/2013/02/09/hometown-released-prisoners-get-more-than-just-a-lift
    Posted Jun 5, 2013, 11:12 AM by John Schwenkler
  • WWTT volunteer interview Interview of WWTT volunteer Kim Sanchez and the wonderful work she is doing . . .   http://wydaily.com/2013/04/22/hometown-meet-volunteer-kim-sanchez/
    Posted Jun 5, 2013, 7:25 AM by John Schwenkler
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Monthly Meeting on 3rd Monday of month St. Martin's downstairs library April 16, 2018 6:45pm 
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