ANSAR stands for Action Network Striving Against Recidivism. It is a faith-based nonprofit organization that aims to bring change in Memphis. A.N.S.A.R 901 believes a solution to stopping the cycle of crime (Recidivism) is to introduce those with a criminal mindset to a better way of living. ANSAR does so, by encouraging previously and currently incarcerated citizens to teach them how to be upright citizens and support their positive efforts once they are back in society. They offer Life Skills Class, Resume’ building, Group and Individual Counseling. Also, ANSAR provides moral support and referral to resources toward employment, vocational, and educational advancement.