FURI is an innovative 501-C– 3 nonprofit organization founded by Carmeta Albarus-Lindo, LCSW in May 2002. Ms. Albarus-Lindo is a forensic social worker with twenty (20) years experience working within the criminal justice system in the United States. Based on her work on behalf of immigrant clients, Ms. Albarus-Lindo saw the need for services that can help such clients adjust positively to deportation. Given her Jamaican roots, Ms. Albarus-Lindo was concerned primarily about the impact of deportation on Jamaican nationals as well as the impact that displaced persons can have on Jamaica’s development. She was inspired to start FURI , so as to help deported persons plan for a better tomorrow by focusing on the need to improve their own lives as well as the need to contribute to the development of their home countries.

Carmeta Albarus

The co-author of the recently released "The Making of Lee Boyd Malvo, The DC Sniper" published by Columbia University Press. The book is available at Barnes & Noble as well as The book chronicles the life of Malvo, his attachment to John Muhammad and the work Ms. Albarus did in extricating the young man from the clutches and influence of the older war veteran. The book was recently named as one of the top books on Justice for 2012. Proceeds from the sale of the books will benefit services for youths and families.


FURI’s objective is to offer alternatives that foster faith, hope, and confidence that life can be worthwhile. FURI aims to assist in the reintegration of deported persons by collaborating with other service agencies. Assistance may be provided through various services including :

Accommodations/Shelter referrals
Employment/Vocational counseling and training referrals
Drug /alcohol abuse rehab referrals.
Health care referrals
Re-connection with family
Help in obtaining National ID, TRN, etc.

As a participant of the FURI organization I learnt the skills necessary for re-integration as a returning resident to my homeland country. I was able through the assistance of FURI to locate family members as well as was provided substantial job and housing assistance/directives. It was through our weekly meetings and counseling sessions that I was made aware of the struggles to face as expressed by other members as well as how to solve them through shared experiences. It was a great experience growing with this organization as I found good friends and a safe space after my traumatic experience of being removed. One of my personal goals as a published author/photographer was to forge the path ahead. 

You may purchase copies of my book Personals by Marvyn Murdock here:

Marvyn Murdock

My name is Andre Simpson. I was deported to Jamaica after serving time in New York State Penitentiary. I was in my final year of university when I got into trouble. Upon returning home I was determined to get my degree and I applied for University of the West Indies (UWI) and a month later I was accepted. Along the way I met some awesome individuals, two od which are FURI’s founder and president, Carmeta Albarus-Lindo and Marleen Brown. Upon returning home, FURI provided me guidance, counseling and financial assistance, and my first Laptop upon returning home, I am proud to say that 4 years later I was able to graduate with a degree in Political Science. I have since written and self published fictions (High Rollaz; Crooked Line ; Traum-a; and two children’s books; Abbas Lesson- Keeping Safe from Viruses, and 4 Little Gems Uniquely made. I thank FURI for its support and guidance.

Andre Simpson

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