ReEntry / Release

  • 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.

  • Alvis House - 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.

  • Bethel Ministries - Provides Discipleship Homes, Transitional living and half-way houses and is dedicated to Bringing Freedom through Christ.

  • Better 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.

  • Center for 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 Metroplex area.

  • 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 other.

  • Fortune Society - 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 - 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.

  • The 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 volunteers.

  • Operation Re-Entry - 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 - 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 - 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 communities.

  • Project Return Center - Post release housing and case management in Tampa, FL.

  • Quintessential Careers - 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 Francisco - 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 free copy. 

  • 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 reunify families.

  • 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 Pre-Release Services.

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