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Reentry Programs For Ex-Offenders By State

Picture of a graphic stating "ex-offender reentry programs"The process of leaving prison can be very difficult, especially for ex-offenders and felons that have had to serve lengthy sentences. Reentry programs for ex-offenders can be very helpful for those that need a helping hand once outside prison. Below we have a comprehensive list of reentry programs for ex-offenders by state to help those needing it.

If you know of any prisoner reentry programs that are not listed please leave the name, web address and contact information in the comments section at the bottom of the page. It can be very hard for us to track down every organization within the United States.

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Reentry Programs For Ex-Offenders

Ex-offender reentry programs are proven to help recidivism rates among all ex-offenders regardless of sex, race or creed. Many ex-offenders have a very hard time on the outside after serving their sentences. Ex-offenders have difficulties finding jobs, adequate housing or even attaining photo identification. These difficulties lead to more problems and often cause the ex-offender to get into trouble again.

The purpose of ex-offender reentry programs are to mitigate these problems to allow the offender to concentrate on adjusting to life on the outside. Many programs offer short term housing, job assistance and often have other spiritual and therapy aspects within the program.

Reentry programs also allow ex-offenders to befriend others that are in their same position. This offers a support system that can be helpful and also promotes a team environment.  Some reentry programs are coed while other may only be for male or female ex-offenders.

Even if you feel that you do not need the help of a reentry program it may be wise to at least investigate any programs that are in your area.  We wish you all the best and hope that you are able to find a program that meets your needs.

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List of Reentry Programs For Ex-Offenders – By State

UPDATED AS OF: 3/18/2016

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Alabama

The Foundry Ministries –  The Foundry helps ex-felons re-enter society by helping people find jobs, housing and support. They have programs that range up to six months.

The Love Lady Center – A very powerful organization for women who are released from prison. Love Lady is a very reputable center that provides support and help for ex-offenders.

Alabama Department of Corrections – Alabama is one of the few states with an exceptional pre-release program. Please check into this as it is free of cost and very effective for curbing recidivism rates.

Shepherd’s Fold – Helps ex-offenders with jobs, finances and spiritual needs. Anti recidivism campaigns and teachings.

Alabama Christian Veterans Center of America – Help for veterans only.

Life Source – Help with drug and alcohol addiction.

Winners INC. – Help for women re-entering society.

Aid To Inmate Mothers – An organization that specializes in helping mothers behind bars and with ex-offender reentry.

Fountain House – Housing and reentry services for women. This is an extremely nice “halfway house”. You must be willing to get your GED and accept full time employment. This looks like a great place.

Renascence – This is a very nice “halfway house” that provides an excellent  reentry program for ex-offenders. Please check this one out!

Alaska

Alaska Department of Corrections: Reentry – Learn about Alaska’s reentry program.

Alaska Native Justice Center – Adult reentry services for ex-offenders.

Partners For Progress – They provide comprehensive reentry support including employment services, transitional housing assistance, counseling and mentoring.

Arizona

Catholic Charities – Helping with reentry for ex-offenders, housing and employment services.

Old Pueblo Community Services – (OPCS) Welcomes men, women and families reentering the community from incarceration, military service, hospitalization, treatment– people with a strong desire to change the course of their lives. This is a wonderful organization for ex-offenders.

Traditions – Ex-offender reentry help with jobs and housing.

ViVRE – Housing assistance

CASS – Emergency shelter and job placement services

The Potters House – The Potter’s House Substance Abuse Center is an outpatient substance abuse Treatment Program.

Arkansas

Arkansas Community Correction – General reentry information for felons/ex-felons

Our House – Our House has three housing programs that are designed to encourage sustainability. All residents must be willing and able to find and maintain a full time job.

Arkansas Reentry Coalition – Great resource page. Ani recidivism information.

Goodwill – Career and training help.

City Of Little Rock – Reentry Information

California

Timelist Group – A variety of great services are offered in northern and southern California.

California Reentry Program –  General help with reentry

CRCN – General reentry information and resources

California Reentry Institute – Pre and Post Release Program for inmates serving in the California Department of Corrections.

Volunteers of America –  Community based reentry programs

Center Force – Centerforce specializes in providing health and family supportive services to incarcerated men and women.

Prison Fellowship – Resources for ex-felon reentry

Alameda County Reentry – Resource Directory

I Recover –  Substance abuse and addiction help

A Brighter Day – Free housing, new start program

Families Forward – Irvine, CA – They have housing programs, food assistance and also help with jobs.

Roots Clinic – Oakland, CA – Helps ex-offenders with chronic health issues.

Clean 360 – Help with employment and employment skills.

 

Colorado

Colorado Department Of Corrections: Reentry – Pre release information

Colorado Gives – Reentry help and ani-recidivism programs

FOCUS – FOCUS Reentry is a mentoring program whose mission is to reduce recidivism and enhance community safety.

Connecticut

Family Reentry – Looks like the best reentry organization in Connecticut.

Project Fresh Start – City of New Haven, CT only.

Hartford Reentry Services – A huge list of support services!

Delaware

Delaware Center for Justice: Reentry – State sponsored reentry information.

VOA: Delaware Valley – Volunteers of America Delaware Valley’s Re-Entry Services Division has a proven record of commitment, experience, versatility and competence in operating community reintegration programs.

Relational Living: Second Chances – Help with pre-release training and second chance employment.

Sojourners’s Place – Reentry assistance.

Delaware Reentry –  CLOSED

Florida

Florida Department of Corrections – Reentry program for ex-offenders.

Project 180 – Reentry  help and support.

Jacksonville Reentry Center – Reentry Information

Women at the well – Job placement and hygiene kits for women.

Georgia

NewLife-Second Chance Outreach, Inc – Columbus, GA – Local jobs and job related services such as training and development.

Department of Corrections: Reentry – State run reentry program information

Community Affairs – PROGRAM CURRENTLY CLOSED

State Board of Pardons and Paroles: Reentry – State run program information

Transitional Housing Information – State run program

Georgia Calls – A reentry program in Georgia committed to helping formerly incarcerated and state supervised individuals develop critical job and life skills while providing much needed work opportunities.

Prison Fellowship – Spiritual help for ex felons/ex-offenders

Hawaii

Hope Services Reentry Services – A very reputable organization that helps ex-offenders and felons with housing, jobs and skills.

Idaho

Department of Corrections: Reentry – State run reentry program information

Offender Resources Idaho – Reentry information

Illinois

City Of Chicago: Reentry Program –  Some reentry information for felons

Reentry Illinois – Some information but seems outdated. Still may be useful though.

Safer Foundation – Help with GED exams, housing, jobs and career skills for ex-offenders.

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois – Reentry Services for Returning Citizens is a multi-faceted statewide program that supports people released from prison.

Hire Network – Information about jobs for felons.

IDES –  Re-entry Employment Service Program ran by the state of Illinois.

Indiana 

 Indiana Department of Corrections: Reentry – Reentry information

PACE –  Public Advocates in Community re-Entry

New Leaf – programs for people both during and after incarceration that will reduce recidivism and build their capabilities and life skills.

Churches Embracing Offenders –  Faith based support

Brothers Keeper – Housing and support services for male ex offenders

Aftercare for Indiana – Services for ages 16 – 24 ONLY

YWCA – Help for women only

Dismas House – Housing and reentry program

Iowa

Iowa Department Of Corrections: Reentry – Information about state run programs

Reentry Aftercare – Educational and career support

Shelter Listings – A long list of halfway houses, shelters and places that help those in need

Kansas

Second Chance – Search for housing and programs

Oxford House – A Great reentry program with housing

Substance Abuse Center Of Kansas – “The Re-Entry Program was implemented to provide assessment, education, referral, and case management services to eligible inmates of the KDOC correctional institutions and upon release to those with or without supervision.”

Catholic Charities –  Many different services for ex-felons/felons.

Center for Women in Transition, Inc. – “The Center for Women in Transition facilitates one-on-one mentoring partnerships between female non-violent ex-offenders.”

House Of Liberty – CLOSED

Love Inc of Columbia – Low income family help

Kentucky

Department Of Corrections: Reentry – State run reentry program

Greater Louisville Reentry Coalition – “The Greater Louisville Reentry Coalition is an organization established in Louisville, Kentucky, specializing in offender reentry and related issues.”

Kentucky Reentry – Helpful reentry programs.

Goodwill Of Kentucky – Reentry programs, careers and general help

Louisiana

Louisiana Department of Corrections: Reentry – State run reentry program information

Reentry Solutions For Louisiana –  Employment and housing help.

Lafayette Parish Sheriffs Office: Reentry – Reentry programs information

Goodwill Ind. – Great reentry program with career assistance

Maine

Department Of Corrections:Reentry For Women – A great program that is state run and funded.

Restorative Justice – PRE RELEASE ONLY – “This facility will house up to 60 adult males classified as minimum or community security who are nearing the completion of their period of incarceration (final 6 – 18 months), and who have been assessed as moderate to high risk for recidivating.”

Maryland

Catholic Charities – A great reentry program for ex-offenders

Massachusetts

Dismas House – “Dismas House is a supportive community that provides transitional housing and services to former prisoners.”

Massachusetts Recourse Organization –  Tons of resources for ex-offenders reentering society.

Michigan

Department Of Corrections: Reentry – State run reentry program information

Michigan Prisoner Reentry Program – “MPRI is that every prisoner will return to the community prepared for success.”

Goodwill Ind – “Goodwill Industries offers a broad range of employment programs and services to fulfill a diverse set of community needs.”

Minnesota

Second Chance Ranch Group Home – 25167 Highway 248 Minnesota City, MN 55959 USA PH 507-410-2080 CELL 507-450-1045 FAX 507-410-2188

Goodwill/Easter Seals – “Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota is well-positioned to implement comprehensive, individualized and evidence-based practices to help returning citizens find and keep a job.”

CMNRP –  “CMNRP works with the Minnesota Department of Corrections and Community Corrections in the Tri-County area regarding recently released ex-offenders.”

180 Degrees – The 180 Degrees, Incorporated skills program for offenders called SONIC stands for Skills Offenders Need In the Community.

Amicus – Many different services for ex-offenders.

Damascus Way – Services include housing and education.

Freedom Works –  Housing for men

Step Ahead – An awesome resource list.

 Re-Armor Homes – “They seek out and develop employment and housing opportunities for felons and other community members who find it difficult to find a job or a home due to their criminal background.”

Mississippi

  We are having a very hard time finding any resources for ex-offenders in Mississippi. Please leave a comment at the bottom of the page if you know of any organizations.  

Updated 3/18/2016

Hattiesburg Comm Corr Center
5209 Hwy 42 Bypass
Hattiesburg, Ms 39401
601-582-0843

Bannum Place Of Jackson
1031 Wholesale Row
Jackson, Ms 39201
601-949-7888

Bannum Place Of Tupelo
630 A & D St
Tupelo, Ms 38801
662-841-7888

New Way Mississippi
916 Inge St, Jackson, MS 39203
Phone:(601) 500-5670

Crossroads Outreach Ministries in Madison, MS

Parole 2 Pride (p2p) – Columbus, MS – Help with jobs, training and much more. This looks like a great program!

 

Missouri

Missouri Department of Corrections: Reentry – State run reentry program information

Corizone –  Tons of resource links regarding reentry

Power House – “Providing housing, transportation, and substance abuse recovery for offenders being released from prison.”

Start Here – Reentry help

STL Reentry – Reentry information

Montana

Montana Department of Corrections: Reentry – “The Montana Department of Corrections is dedicated to reducing the rate offenders return to incarceration by utilizing collaborative interagency partnerships and national best practices for reentry.”

Gallatin Reentry – State run reentry program

Nebraska

Department of Correctional Services: Reentry – State run reentry program information

Reentry Aftercare – Help for ex-offenders

Released and Restored – Job Readiness and reentry support

Nevada

Hope For prisoners –   “Helping men, women and young adults successfully reenter the workforce, their families and our community.”

Ridge House –  Very nice reentry program for men, women and veterans.

HIRE Network – Information about jobs and bonding

New Hampshire

Rise Again Outreach – Food and clothing assistance

Alternative Solutions Associates –  An excellent reentry program

CRJ – “transitions ex offenders back into mainstream society and diverts at-risk youth away from crime and toward a productive and fulfilling life”

New Jersey

JCETP –  Help with training, legal aid and jobs.

Reentry Coalition Of New Jersey – “The Re-entry Coalition of New Jersey is an organization committed to offender rehabilitation.”

City Of Newark: Reentry – Reentry information for people living in or around Newark,  New Jersey.

VOA – “serves the disconnected and socially disadvantaged persons re-entering society after periods of incarceration.”

New Mexico

Bernalillo County Reentry information – Information about housing and resources.

New York


Reentry.net – Links and information about reentry in New York state

Division of Criminal Justice – Reentry Information

The Road To Reentry – Reentry resource guide for New York state

CUCS – Housing and reentry help

Supporting Housing Networks Of NY – “Supportive housing helps the formerly incarcerated reenter society. Through affordable housing, employment programs and other social services, supportive housing dramatically reduces the likelihood of people backsliding into jails or prisons.”

Second Chance Reentry – General reentry help

Fortune Society – Programs for felons and ex offenders in New York City

North Carolina

Goodwill – An amazing organization the help ex-offenders by providing jobs and housing.

NC Department of Corrections: Reentry – General information

North Dakota

Center Inc – “Centre Inc. is a private non-profit agency that provides rehabilitative
services to individuals to achieve social re-integration.”

ND Department Of Corrections: Reentry – Reentry information

Compassion For All – A few resources that may be helpful.

Ohio

Department Of Corrections –  Reentry information

The Exit Program –  “The EXIT Program ® (Ex-offenders in Transition) is a 90-day transitional housing program that helps offenders in Ohio make a successful transition to the community upon release from prison or jail.”

Community Action Agency – “CAA assists ex-offenders in finding employment by providing services with a special focus on the unique barriers ex-offenders often face.”

Montgomery County Reentry –  Reentry programs for ex-offenders.

Cuyahoga County Office Of Reentry – “The goal of the Office of Reentry is to assist policymakers, community leaders and service providers to identify the reentry challenges facing.”

North Star Reentry – Reentry programs

Alvis House – Housing and Reentry

Columbus Urban League – Help for low income and in need people.

IMPACT Community Action – Support for offenders reentering society.

TOUCH – Ex-offender Mentoring and help.

Oklahoma

Reentry.Gov –  State provided reentry information

OK Partnership For Reentry – Links and Information

Genesis One – Reentry and other help

Tulsa Reentry One Stop – Reentry help for ex-offenders and felons.

Oregon

Mercy Corp – Reentry transition Center

Oregon Reentry – Road to Success is an Oregon Department of Corrections program for inmates who are six, or fewer, months away from their release dates.

Worksource – “A list of resources for ex-offenders transitioning back into the workforce.”

VOA of Oregon –  “Portland Partners Re-entry Initiative (PPRI) is a unique transition program that helps adults who have been incarcerated make the transition from prison back to the community.”

Regional Reentry Center – A great program that consists of housing, food and job assistance.

Pennsylvania

CRESC – Support information for ex offenders.

Friends Over Fences – Help with training, jobs and housing.

IMPACT – Reentry help.

Prison Society –  A list of housing organizations for Ex-offenders.

Human Rights Watch – Links and information about reentry in Pennsylvania.

Philly ReNew – CLOSED

Monroe County  Reentry – Some information may be helpful.

RISE – Philadelphia Reentry Information

Pennsylvania Society of Prisons – A great resource.

Rhode Island

DOC: Reentry – Information from the state.

Open Doors – “Walk-in resource center, located at 485 Plainfield Street in Providence, accepts drop-in visits from any formerly incarcerated person.”

Providence House – Reentry and parole program


South Carolina

Alston Wilkes Society – Statewide help for ex-offenders reentering society.

SC211 – A list of reentry programs and housing in South Carolina

Jump Start Program – Pre release and post release help.

South Dakota

Tennessee

Tennessee reentry program – Many helpful links

Corizon – General reentry services

Memphis Office Of Reentry –  City run reentry program

Texas

Texas Department of Justice:Reentry – State run reentry program information.

TORI – Texas Offenders Re-entry Initiative.

City of Houston: Reentry –  Houston, Tx reentry information.

Unlocking Doors –  Reentry help.

Cornerstone – Helps with housing and employment.

Tarrant County links for reentry

Tarrant County Reentry – “We are developing and executing a long-range strategy aimed at breaking the devastating cycle of recidivism in tangible ways.”

Paradise Independent Living – Help with housing in Texas, Mississippi and Alabama.

Utah

Active Reentry – “Active Re-Entry is a community based program which assists individuals with disabilities to achieve or maintain self-sufficient, productive lives and live independently within their own communities.”

Salt Lake County – “The purpose of Re-Entry is to assist inmates to prepare for their transition from jail back to the community by developing a re-entry plan to minimize the risk the inmate will return to jail.”

Recourse and Reentry Center – “Our program is not a handout program but a hand up program to assist those who are committed to working hard to better their lives.”

Compassion Works For All – A few links that may be helpful.

Vermont


VABIR – Statewide reentry information and links.

Burlington Housing Authority – Help for ex-offenders in finding affordable housing.

2-1-1 – Tons of links for reentry programs, help and housing.

Virginia

VA DOC: Reentry – “The Department of Corrections is providing re-entry transition services to offenders through partnerships with local jails.”

Virginia CARES – “Virginia CARES operates a statewide network of ex-offender reentry programs to provide transitional assistance.”

City of Norfolk: Reentry – General Information and phone numbers

Adult Alternative Program – “Start your new life after prison with our effective ex-offender reentry program based in Richmond, Virginia.”

Washington

DOC Reentry – Information about the state run reentry program

Ex-offender links by county – Very helpful

Next Steps Re-Entry Program – A pathway from prison to higher education – Snohomish County, WA. Edmonds Community College 20000 68th Ave. W Lynnwood, WA 98036

West Virginia

WV DOC: Reentry – State run reentry information

Wisconsin

Wyoming

CEC – State run reentry information

Compassion for all – Some links that may be helpful

 

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  2. Good day! I am not a recently released felon, but I am 42 and have 3 felony convictions on my record, and unfortunately they are all theft in one way or another, so every place that I have applied to has told me due to the nature of my felony they are not allowed to hire me. I have some health issue that prevent me from obtaining an all day job outside in the Florida heat. Now I am homeless with my girlfriend and we are living in a tent in the campgrounds here in Brevard County. I have looked all over, and cannot seem to get assistance with housing or employment for us. Does anyone know of anybody that will/can help us here in Brevard County Florida?

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