ReEntry Programs help ex-offenders and felons on probation get jobs, find housing and network with others who may be in a similar situation. Some Re-entry programs may also be associated with religious and spiritual organizations.
A reentry program may be run by a state government, a local nonprofit or even for profit entity and they vary widely in the assistance they can provide.
List of Texas ReEntry Programs
Texas Department of Justice
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice Reentry and Integration Division’s actions are guided by legislative mandates, proven best practices and a set of core values designed to establish a comprehensive reentry and integration plan for Offenders involved in the adult criminal justice system.
TORI – City of Houston
The Texas Offenders Reentry Initiative (T.O.R.I.) was birth from the vision of Bishop T.D. Jakes of the Potters House in Dallas, Texas. After the ministry left an indelible impact on the Prisoners visited, former inmates came to the church looking for help upon release.
Cornerstone’s Reentry Services are a part of the recovery and restorative programs offered to imprisoned offenders as well as returning ex-offenders.
Tarrant County Reentry
Since 2013, the Tarrant County Reentry Coalition has been bringing together stakeholders and citizens to address the challenges of prisoner reentry. Our community-wide collaboration includes over 35 organizations and agencies, partnering for a long-range strategy aimed at breaking the devastating cycle of criminal recidivism in tangible ways.
Paradise Independent Living
To connect with local and/or state organizations, community leaders and positive motivational speakers in order to reach men, women and youths living within poverty neighborhoods and suffer from mental captivity.
Texas Department of Corrections
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) manages offenders in state prisons, state jails and private correctional facilities that contract with TDCJ. The agency also provides funding and certain oversight of community supervision (previously known as adult probation) and is responsible for the supervision of offenders released from prison on parole or mandatory supervision.
Bridges to Life
The mission of Bridges To Life (BTL) is to connect communities to prisons in an effort to reduce the recidivism rate (particularly that resulting from violent crimes), reduce the number of crime victims, and enhance public safety. The spiritual mission of Bridges To Life is to minister to victims and offenders in an effort to show them the transforming power of God’s love and forgiveness.
One Man’s Treasure Clothes Closet
One Man’s Treasure seeks to empower men recently released from prison who come to the Dallas area by providing them with clothing and opportunities for networking.
Texas Criminal Justice Coalition
TCJC works on issues across Texas’ criminal and juvenile justice systems to create stronger families, less taxpayer waste, and safer communities.
VOA Texas Community Re-Entry
A Ministry of Service to Humanity. Volunteers of America Texas is a faith-based, nonprofit organization that lifts the most vulnerable in society out of the shadows.