Alvis 180 Degree Impact - Alvis is a nonprofit human services agency providing treatment programs. Services include research-based, comprehensive reentry and family support programs; behavioral health and substance abuse treatment services; recovery housing for women and their children; and services to individuals with developmental disabilities trying to live more independently in the community.
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.
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
FinanceJar.com - Financial Recovery Resource Guide for the Formerly Incarcerated. Starting over after incarceration can be hard. In this guide, you’ll find information on how to update your IDs, find temporary housing, and fix your credit score after being released from prison.
Prisoners re-entry advocacy and support for
prisoners in NY.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Osborne - Osborne works directly with people affected by the criminal justice system and advocates for policies and practices that promote dignity, justice, and liberation.
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,
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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