All of Us Or None - Working to build unity and a program of
action so we can effectively combat the many forms of discrimination
that faces 30 million people who are living with felony convictions.
- To reduce the repetition of criminal behavior in our community by
working within the criminal justice system to provide services and
programs which offer alternatives to incarceration and facilitate
the reintegration of the offender into the community.
Ministries - Provides Discipleship Homes, Transitional living
and half-way houses and is dedicated to Bringing Freedom through
People - Better People has consistently help former offenders
get their lives back on track since June 15, 1998. We are an
established employment and counseling program solely dedicated to
helping former offenders find, keep and excel in well paying jobs
with fair, decent employers. We only accept job orders from
companies that pay a minimum of $9 per hour plus health benefits.
Building Blocks for Youth - The Building Blocks for Youth
initiative is an alliance of children and youth advocates,
researchers, law enforcement professionals and community organizers
that seeks to reduce overrepresentation and disparate treatment of
youth of color in the justice system and promote fair, rational and
effective juvenile justice policies.
Alternative Sentencing & Employment - The Center for Alternative
Sentencing and Employment Services was established in 1989 when the
Court Employment Project and the Community Service Sentencing
Project - originally demonstration projects designed and managed by
the Vera Institute of Justice - were gathered under the umbrella of
a single, independent non-profit corporation. Today, with a staff of
140 and an annual budget of $9 million, CASES provides services and
supervision for over 10,000 offenders a year.
City of Faith
- City of Faith opened its first halfway house in 1985, contracted
with state and federal governments to provide a community based
environment where residents could accumulate savings and establish a
work history. Additional programs include on-the-job training, job
procurement, basic adult education, and counseling for mental or
substance abuse issues.
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition
Publishes prisoner information guides, a free
quarterly newsletter, and a 200+ page reentry guide for parolees in
Colorado ("Go Guide" $10 + $3 postage & handling). Write for current
list of publications.
Columbia Legal Services, Institutions Project
The Institutions Project represents people confined
in Washington's jails, prisons, juvenile detention facilities, mental
health facilities, and facilities for people with developmental
disabilities. This work has focused on conditions of confinement,
discrimination, sentencing and placement, alternatives to
institutionalization, and access to courts, as well as issues related to
rehabilitation, re-entry, and reductions in recidivism.
Community Re-Entry Program - The Community Re-Entry Program
(CRP) is designed to approach the transitional problems experienced
by the ex-offender, in a holistic and systemic fashion. This
involves connecting community resources with the specific problems
returned offenders will encounter. The program structure of the
"CRP" consist of four components: Mental Health Development;
GED/Vocational Training; Job Creation/Business Ventures; and
Low-Income Housing Development. By connecting the specific community
resources to the specific component, the opportunity for those
determined to better their lives will be provided that opportunity.
Compassion Works For All
Provides monthly Dharma Friends newsletters; a
one-page Reentry Guide; a list of sources of free books for prisoners;
and a list of Buddhist and other spiritual books and resources. Also
encourages prisoners contribute to a book about what led them to prison
that is shared with juvenile offenders, many of whom have no men in
their lives to offer cautionary advice.
Cornell Prison Education Program
The Cornell Prison Education Program is dedicated
to supporting incarcerated persons' academic ambitions and preparation
for successful re-entry. Their work supports a regional collaboration
that brings together Cornell faculty and graduate students to teach a
free college-level liberal arts curriculum to a select group of inmates
at Auburn Correctional Facility and Cayuga Correctional Facility.
Criminal Background Job Help - A web site which assists those
with criminal backgrounds obtain employment in the Dallas/Fort Worth
Correctional Library Services
Correctional Services publishes Connections (268
pages, 2014), an annual guide and directory of resources in New York
City available to help people when they are leaving correctional
facilities. Connections also serves as a guide on preparing for the
world of work, and is the most exhaustive re-entry guidebook in New York
City. The booklet is free to those incarcerated in New York State
prisons and local jails.
ExOffender.org - The
primary goal of this site is to act as a comprehensive resource to
those working with ex-offenders and their families to successfully
reintegrate into society. Our secondary goal is to provide an
effective way for members of the coalition to communicate with each
Prisoners re-entry advocacy and support for
prisoners in NY.
From Incarceration to a Productive Lifestyle - Bringing family
literacy to incarcerated settings, an instructional guide.
Helping Women Break the Prison Cycle - Article published in 1995
that discuses ways to help repeat offenders learn how to be
successful outside of prison.
The Insight Prison Project
The Insight Prison Project (IPP) has been on a
mission to foster insight and lasting behavioral change by prisoners in
California correctional systems, by providing them with rehabilitative
tools and programs conducted by crime victims, community volunteers and
prisoners themselves. Today, IPP provides services to prisoners and
parolees in 12 California prisons, 3 county jail facilities, several
re-entry programs and other venues.
JointFX - Having served on both
sides of the criminal justice bench, Michael B. Jackson has an
intimate understanding of both sides of the issue and circumstances.
In his presentations, books, and other educational tools, Jackson
skillfully uses humor, reality, and insight to paint a picture of
what it is like walking the line between his current life as a
criminal justice professional and his former life as a heroin addict
and prisoner and offers practical tools to success after prison.
Justice Now focuses on the needs of women
prisoners. They work on alternative sentencing; document human rights
abuses in prison; provide legal services around healthcare access, and
offer assistance with compassionate release and parental rights issues.
Lighthouse for Recovery Ministries - Resource Management
Services for Social Service Organizations and Transitional
Resettlement Services for Prison Re-entry.
Long Term Inmates Now in the
Community - LINC is comprised of long-term and/or chronic
offenders, parolees, spouses, other family members, friends and
community volunteers. Since 1992, L.I.N.C. has aided its members in
finding ways to break the cycle of incarceration and create
fulfilling, meaningful lives for themselves. L.I.N.C. encourages its
members to develop positive relationships with institutional and
community parole officers, utilize existing resources such as
Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous as well as to volunteer
time and labor for worthwhile community projects.
The Missing Link - Our mission is
to provide counseling and other services to incarcerated adults and
juveniles to help them become productive citizens; to minister to
the needs of families who have a member in prison; to provide
encouragement and guidance to persons recently released from prison;
to use the experience gained in such work to help guide young people
from paths that lead to prison; to carry forward all of such
services in the spirit of the Christian religion; and to do such
other things as are appropriate in connection with the foregoing.
National H.I.R.E. Network - The National H. I. R. E. Network's
Mission is to increase the number and quality of job opportunities
available to people with criminal records by improving public
policies, practices and public opinion.
North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services
NCPLS provides legal assistance to inmates in the
North Carolina Department of Correction ranging from advice about
prisoner's legal rights to representation in litigation in state and
federal court. Cases are accepted based on referrals from attorneys as
well as direct requests from inmates or individuals acting on behalf of
inmates incapable of requesting legal assistance. The organization is
divided into three teams of attorneys and paralegals: Post-Conviction,
Civil, and Support Services.
Offender Aid and Restoration
- OAR is the leading provider of offender services in Arlington,
Alexandria and Falls Church, Virginia. Offender Aid and Restoration
offers Jail-based educational, therapeutic and career development
programs; Supervised community service; Professional re-entry
services; Employment counseling; and a talented corps of community
- It is our mission to provide a program that will restore
ex-offenders into productive members of their families, churches
and communities by providing housing, transportation, education,
employment and support services post- release.
Parole Source -
Parole Source is a team of experienced and dedicated non-attorney
professionals focusing on Texas parole and those affected by the
parole process. We fill a vacancy for practical parole information
for families and offender re-entry assistance. It is difficult at
best trying to find useful resources concerning Texas parole and the
required steps to prepare effectively. It becomes even more
difficult when seeking advice from parole professionals and
consultants who will intimidate or scare families to secure high
prices for services rendered. Parole Source can assist you.
- Prisoner Assistant is a financial concierge company designed
exclusively for prisoners. It is the first and only company of its
kind. Prisoner Assistant is a leader in Rehabilitation and Re-entry
planning services for those incarcerated in the United States. They
go well beyond the traditional approach of theoretical education and
marginal preparation. They empower the prisoner, and allow them to
take control of the direction of their lives. Prisoner Assistant
takes a unique approach to assisting prisoners. At the heart of
their service is a bank account for each of their clients. This
gives the prisoner the freedom to manage their finances and teaches
financial responsibility. They then provide a full range of
professional services geared toward rehabilitation and re-entry
planning. These services include, but are not limited to, Banking
and Finance, Virtual Office, Prisoner Concierge, Graphic Design,
Social Media, Credit Building and Business Development.
Prison to Work
Project - Prison to Work for the Maryland Department of
Education links workforce development and career preparation
services within Maryland's Correctional Education Program. This
initiative is supported by a three year United States Department of
Education grant. Services were initiated during 1998 at the Maryland
Correctional Training Center in Western Maryland and the Maryland
Correctional Institution for Women in Central Maryland.
Project Return equips former offenders with the
education, coaching, and support services necessary to gain employment
and begin a new life.
Pre-Release Program: Project Return conducts
pre-release programs in correctional facilities to prepare inmates for
their release dates. Through these programs, participants learn about
Project Return's services and begin job readiness training.
Reentry Program: Project Return conducts a 3-day
training every week that prepares prisoners to return to their
Project Return Center
Post release housing and case management in Tampa,
- Start your job-search here! They have the tools to help you
succeed, including expert advice, career articles, and the best
list of job sites on the Web.
Reentry Council of the City and County of San
The SF Reentry Council publishes a 216 page reentry
resource guide entitled Getting Out and Staying Out, for prisoners
returning to the San Francisco area. Write to the above address for a
The Safer Society Foundation
A national research, advocacy and referral center
on the prevention and treatment of sexual abuse. Provides treatment
referrals to sex offenders approaching parole. Publishes adult
sex-offender workbooks and other related titles for purchase.
Santa Cruz Barrios Unidos
The Santa Cruz Barrios Unidos Prison Project is
dedicated to providing cultural and spiritual education, support, and
hope to incarcerated individuals. The Project advocates for prison
policy reform and programs that reduce recidivism, support re-entry, and
Women's Prison Association (New York)
WPA offers a range of services aimed at helping
women in the New York City area. Their direct service network is
organized in three broad areas; Residential and Family Services; Reentry
Services; and neighborhood-based services. Within these program areas,
WPA offers Alternatives to Incarceration, Family Reunification
Assistance and Family Support Services, Reentry Case Management,
Assistance and Support, and Jail- and Prison-Based Education and