ReEntry Programs

Very limited help is available for ex-offenders after being released from prison. To make a successful transition from the life in prison to one outside one needs a source of income, a place to stay and participation in the society.  All of these normal tasks are extremely difficult for felons. This is where Reentry programs come into picture.

What Is A Reentry Program?

Reentry programs started by government agencies and nonprofits help people who are released from prison get employment and find housing.

Reentry program may also help with other issues that face felons such as getting proper documentation, medical support, spiritual support, etc.

Many programs also offer a social element by helping you socialize with other people who are in a similar situation and can help each other out.

The programs vary in the resources they provide and how helpful they can be. It is best to check out several programs in your state to see what suits you needs the best.

Why Reentry Programs Are Important?

Did you know that two out of three felons are likely to get arrested again after release within three years? Why is that? When a felon is released after serving their punishment, unfortunately the punishment does not stop there.

Many employers will not consider hiring them and many landlords will not be willing to lease their property to someone with a record. This tremendously reduces the opportunities available to someone with record and keep them outside of the normal life there are limited employment.
Not able to get back to a normal life and contribute to the society forces many to go back to things which got them in to trouble in the first place. Several studies have shown that the best way to help felons after they have severed their sentence is to help them get a job and housing so that they can lead a life of a regular citizen.

List of Reentry Programs

We have identified reentry programs across the county and listed them by state on this page. Please visit the state you are interested in. We keep on updating this page frequently as we learn about new reentry programs. If you know of a reentry program that is not listed here, please get in touch with us and we will update the list.


Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA):
Alabama Non-Violent Offenders Organization:
Alabama Department of Corrections:
Alabama Christian Veterans Center of America:
The Foundry Ministries:
Renascence Inc:
Aid to Inmate Mothers:
Alabama Job Link:
Decatur Life Source:
The Love Lady Cente:
First Baptist Church Community Ministries:
New Beginnings Foundation:
Urban league of Greater Columbus:
Prison Fellowship:
Shepherd’s Fold:
The Foundry:
Fountain House:
The Ordinary People Society:
Winners INC.:


Alaska Native Justice Center:
Alaska Department of Corrections:
Wildwood Alpha Reentry Initiative:
No Limit Incorporated:
Partners For Progress:


AWEE (Arizona Women’s Education & Employment):
Behavioral Systems Southwest:
Buckeye Outreach for Social Services:
Catholic Charities:
Family Service Agency:
Goodwill Career Centers:
Old Pueblo Community Services:
Hope’s Crossing:
Phoenix Business Publishing:
Arizona Department of Corrections:
Ministry of the Incarcerated:
The Potters House:
The Yavapai Reentry Project:


Arkansas Department of Corrections:
CARE Coalition:
Arkansas Community Correction:
Fair Shake Reentry Resource Center:
Goodwill Industries of Arkansas:
City Of Little Rock:
Our House:
InnerChange Freedom Initiative:
Pathway to Freedom, Inc.:
211 San Diego:


Alameda County Reentry:
California Reentry Institute:
California Reentry Program:
California Department of Corrections:
Center Force:
Christian Help Center:
Citadel Community Development:
Clean 360:
Delancey Street Foundation:
California EDD:
Families Forward:
Fighting Back Partnership:
The Homeboy Hotline:
A Brighter Day:
I Recover:
Men of Valor Academy:
Metro Urban Ministry:
San Francisco Women’s Reentry Center:
California Expungement Services:
Prison Fellowship:
Prison Lives:
Project 180:
Roots Clinic:
Friends Outside Santa Clara :
Santa Clara County:
Timelist Group:
Volunteers of America Bay Area:
EPIC and AB109:


Community Education Centers:
Community Educational Outreach:
Colorado Department Of Corrections:
Colorado Gives:
Colorado Department of Corrections:
e-Colorado Reentry Services:
Independence House:
The Colorado Second Chance Reentry Program:
Hartford Reentry Services:


Career Resources Reentry Works:
Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness Program:
Columbus House:
Community Partners in Action:
Connecticut Department of Corrections:
EMERGE Connecticut:
Family Reentry:
Project Fresh Start: http//
New Opportunities:
OIC Project Employment:
Wheeler Community Justice:


Delaware Center for Justice:
Delaware Department of Corrections:
New Beginnings:
In Her Shoes, Inc. :
Professional Staffing:
Center For Relational Living – Second Chances:!programs/c5ro
Sojourners’s Place:
VOA Delaware Valley:

District of Columbia

Catholic Charities – Archdiocese of Washington:
Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS):
Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency of the District of Columbia:
D.C. Central Kitchen:
District of Columbia Department of Corrections:
National Directory of Programs for Women with Criminal Justice Involvement:
The Public Defender Service:
The Reentry Network for Returning Citizens:
Women in New Directions (WIND):
Voices for a Second Chance:
2nd Chance:


Abe Brown ministry:
CareerSource Central Florida :
Jacksonville Reentry Center:
Florida Department of Corrections:
Pinellas County Ex-Offender Re-Entry Coalition (PERC):
His Healing Hand:
Hope Central Inc:
Clifford Hill Community Outreach Center, Inc.:
Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC):
Project 180:
Remar USA:
Sex Offender Housing of Florida:
Thrive For a Change of the Palm Beach:


Georgia Reentry Partnership Housing:
Georgia Department of Corrections:
Georgia Calls:
Center for Opportunity:
NewLife-Second Chance Outreach, Inc:
State Board of Pardons and Paroles Reentry:
Prison Fellowship:
Reentry Project, Inc.:
Social Services Database:
United Way Atlanta:


Adult Self-Management Program:
Hawaii Department of Corrections:
Hope Services Reentry Services:
Restorative Programs:
Adult offender Reentry Programs and Services:
Makana O Ke Akua:


Department of Corrections Reentry:
Offender Resources Idaho :
Reentry Source:
Second Chance:


City Of Chicago Reentry Program:
City of Chicago Ex-Offenders Program:
Returning Sisters:
National HIRE Network:
Re-Entry Employment Service Program:
Illinois Department of Corrections:
Green Reentry:
Lutheran Social Services of Illinois:
Reentry Illinois:
Safer Foundation:
St Leonard’s House:
Teamwork Englewood:


Aftercare for Indiana:
Blue Jacket:
Churches Embracing Offenders:
Community Outreach Network Services:
Dismas House:
It’s Possible Inc:
Gomer Inc.:
 Indiana Department of Corrections Reentry:
Indianapolis Mayor’s Office of Ex-Offender Re-Entry:
New Leaf :
Through the Gate:
Brothers Keeper :
VoA Indiana:


Bridges of Iowa:
Catholic Charities:
Central Iowa Works:
Iowa Department Of Corrections Reentry:
Mental Health Reentry Program:
Reentry Aftercare:
Shelter Listings:


Catholic Charities:
Love Inc of Columbia:
Center for Women in Transition, Inc.:
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Reentry Program:
Kansas Department of Corrections:
Oxford House:
Substance Abuse Center Of Kansas:
Second Chance:


Department Of Corrections Reentry:
Goodwill Of Kentucky:
National HIRE Network:
Kentuckiana Works:
Kentucky Career Center:
Kentucky Reentry Council:
Laurel County Corrections:
Greater Louisville Reentry Coalition:


Louisiana Department of Corrections:
Louisiana Department of Corrections Reentry:
Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana Inc.:
Louisiana Re-Entry Court Program:
Lafayette Parish Sheriffs Office Reentry:
Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff’s Office Re-Entry Program:
Reentry Solutions For Louisiana:
Health Care for Re-Entry Veterans:


Waldo County’s Re-entry Center:
Maine’s Reentry Housing Program:
Maine Department of Corrections:
Department Of CorrectionsReentry For Women:
Restorative Justice:
Maine Costal Regional Reentry Center:
Northern Maine Regional Reentry Center:


Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Washington:
Maryland Department of Corrections:
DHCDC Reentry:
Jericho Reentry Program:
National HIRE Network Maryland :
Montgomery County Reentry Resources:
Baltimore City Employment Development:
VOA Chesapeake Residential Reentry Center:


Wyman Community Reentry Program:
Boston Reentry Initiative (BRI):
Dismas House:
Gavin Foundation Re-Entry Program:
National HIRE Network Massachusetts:
Massachusetts Department of Justice:
Court Assisted Recovery Effort (C.A.R.E):
Massachusetts Department of Corrections:
Massachusetts Recourse Organization:
Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department:
MPRI-Breaking the Cycle (BTC):


Michigan Prisoner Reentry Program:
Urban League of Detroit:
United Way of Southeastern Michigan:
Michigan Department of Corrections:,4551,7-119-33218—,00.html
Michigan Works:
180 Degrees:


Breaking Free:
Central Minnesota Re-Entry Project:
Dakota County Re-Entry Assistance Program (RAP):
InnerChange Freedom Initiative (Minnesota):
Christian Restorative Services:
Damascus Way:
Minnesota Department of Corrections:
St. Stephen’s Ex-Offenders Housing Services:
Step Ahead:
Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center:
The Minnesota Second Chance Coalition:
Freedom Works:
 Re-Armor Homes:
RS Eden:
Second Chance Ranch Group Home:


Crossroads Outreach Ministries:
MDOC Re-Entry Program:
Mississippi Department of Corrections:
Reentry Organizations and Resources:
Mercy Corps Northwest Reentry Transition Center:
Foundation for the Mid-South Reentry Guide:
New Way Mississippi :
Parole 2 Pride (p2p):


Catholic Charities of Missouri Re-entry Program:
Corizon Missouri Reentry program:
Missouri Department of Corrections:
Kansas City Community Source, Inc:
Mission St. Louis:
Power House Fresh Start:
Start Here:
STL Reentry:


Helena Prerelease Center:
Gallatin County Reentry Program:
Montana DOC:
Gallatin Reentry:
Montana Women’s Prison And Passages (Pre-Release):
VA Montana Health Care System Veterans Re-Entry Program:
Carmel Redevelopment Corp. Re-Entry Program:
Montana DOC Re-Entry Initiative:


Nebraska Department of Corrections:
Reentry Furlough Program (RFP):
Lincoln Sex Offender Program:
Nebraska Job Training Program:
Parolees for Life on Outside:
Construction Training Program for Inmates:
‘Ban the Box’ in Hiring Program:
Reentry Aftercare:
Released and Restored:
NDCS Reentry initiative:


College of Southern Nevada ReEntry Program:
Nevada Department of Corrections:
HIRE Network:
Hope for Prisoners:
Casa Grande Re-Entry Center:
Ridge House:
Health Care for Re-entry Veterans (HCRV) Program:

New Hampshire

Alternative Solutions Associates:
EHD Office of Re-Entry:
New Hampshire Department of Corrections:
Headrest, Inc.:
Human Rights Watch:
Keystone Hall:
New Hampshire Charitable Foundation:
NH Works:
Rise Again Outreach:

New Jersey

City Of Newark Reentry:
One-Stop Career Center:
New Jersey Reentry Program:
P.I.C.K. Awareness:
Reentry Coalition Of New Jersey:
New Jersey Department of Corrections:
State of New Jersey Division Community Programs:
Transition Professionals:

New Mexico

Offender Reentry Programs in Indian Country:
Amity Foundation Reentry Program:
New Mexico Department of Corrections:
New Mexico Women’s Recovery Academy:
Central New Mexico Community College Re-Entry:
Bernalillo County Reentry information:

New York

Reentry Programs in New York state prisons:
Parole Reentry Court:
Division of Criminal Justice:
Community Service Society Reentry Services & Youth Mentoring:
New York Department of Corrections:
Fortune Society:
New York City Housing Authority:
The Road To Reentry:
Re-Thinking ReEntry:
Second Chance Reentry:
Supporting Housing Networks Of NY:

North Carolina

Barnabas House:
Capital Area Workforce Development Board:
Collateral Consequences Assessment Tool:
Center for Effective Public Policy:
Coastal Horizons Center, Inc.:
Community Success Initiative:
Resource Center Without Walls:
North Carolina Criminal Justice Resource Directory:
North Carolina Local Agency Support Directory:
North Carolina Handbook for Family and Friends of Inmates:
NC Department of Corrections Reentry:
Exodus Homes:
National HIRE Network:
LINC Inc.:
MenTouring  Our Brothers, Inc.:
North Carolina Department of Corrections:,002391,002934
North Carolina Reentry Resources:
Reentry National Media Outreach Campaign:
Passage Home:
Piedmont Triad Regional Court Project Re-Entry:
NC Dept of Corrections County Resource Guide:
Reentry Policy Council:
A Reentry Guidebook for Incarcerated Veterans in North Carolina:

North Dakota

Center Inc:
Compassion For All :
Grand Forks Herald Centre:
Heitkamp Reentry Support:
North Dakota DOC:
SHARE Network:
North Dakota Teen Challenge Adult Men’s & Women’s Centers:


Alvis House:
Community Action Agency:
Columbus Area Integrated Health Services Inc. Re-Entry Programs:
Columbus Urban League:
Ohio Department of Corrections:
Franklin County Re-Entry Coalition:
Back to Back Alternatives:
National HIRE Network:
IMPACT Community Action:
Montgomery County Reentry:
Cleveland Eastside Ex-Offender Coalition:
North Star Reentry:
Cuyahoga County Office Of Reentry:
Ohio Ex-Offender Reentry Coalition:
Summit County Reentry Coalition:
The Exit Program:
Ohio Means Jobs – Lucas County:


Tulsa Reentry One Stop:
She Brews Coffee House Reentry Program:
Genesis One:
Kay County Reentry Coalition:
Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO):
Offender Workforce Development Specialist Training Program:
Oklahoma Collaborative Mental Health Reentry Program (CMHRP):
Oklahoma Department of Corrections:
Oklahoma Reentry:
Oklahoma Partnership for Successful Reentry:


Mercy Corp:
Regional Reentry Center:
Oregon DOC:
Re-entry Transition Center (Portland):
Multnomah County Re-Entry Coordination (REC) Program:
Prisoner Reentry Employment Program (PREP):
Men’s Transitional Housing:
Mentorship Program:
Women’s Transitional Housing:
Bothy Cottage/RISE Program:
Portland Partners Re-entry Initiative (PPRI):


Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (Literacy Unlocked Program) :
Monroe County  Reentry:
Friends Over Fences:
Human Rights Watch:
Impact Service Corporation:
Eighth Avenue Place – Ex-Offender Re-Entry Support:
Human Services Administration Organization – Reentry Program:
Compassionate House Aftercare, Inc.:
Moore Counseling Services Ex-Offender Reentry:
York Community Corrections Center:
Lancaster County Reentry Management Organization (RMO):
Armstrong County Courthouse – Adult Probation:
Courage House Inc.:
Life Transforming Ministries – New Mornings Reentry Services:
Impact Services Corporation – Re-entry Services for Ex-offenders:
In His Eyes Outreach – Women in Transition:
Lancaster Reentry Service Center:
Free Life – AGAPE:
Reentry Resource Center (RERC):
B.I.R.D. Ministries:
Adult Probation and Parole Services:
Program for Women and Families:
Yokefellow Prison Ministry:
Lydia’s Place, Inc.:
Allegheny County Jail Collaborative / Offender Re-Integration Program:
Ardella’s House:
Back To Society, Inc.:
City Of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program:
Community Service Program:
Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church:
Goldring Reentry Initiative (GRI):
I’m FREE (Females Reentering Empowering Each Other):
New Directions For Women, Inc.:
New Start II:
Reading Specialists Offender Treatment Services (RSOTS) (Formerly Pennsylvania Forensics:
Prison Society:
PHS Roots To Re-Entry:
Pennsylvania Department of Corrections:
Pennsylvania Society of Prisons:
Geo Reentry Service Centers:
Re-Entry To WorkforceProgram:

Rhode Island

DOC Reentry:
Open Doors:
Providence House:
Prisoner Reentry Initiative:

South Carolina

Alston Wilkes Society:
Angels Charge Ministry:
South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services:
Hearts For Inmates:
National HIRE Network South Carolina:
South Carolina Department of Corrections: h
Magdalene House of Charleston:
Jump Start Program:
JumpStart Re-Entry Program:
Women Reaching Out – Heart of Hannah Outreach Center:
Deborah’s House (Female Ex-Offenders):
Soteria Community Development:
SC Strong:
Step By Step Ministry HOPE Project:

South Dakota

Community Alternatives of the Black Hills (CABH) Re-Entry Program:
South Dakota Department of Corrections:
Hope Center Re-Entry Program:
Pennington County Health & Human Services Rebound Program:
Rapid City Offender Re-Entry Program:
Teen Challenge of Dakota (TCD) Reentry Program:


CONNECT Ministries -Cities of Refuge Program:
CONNECT Ministries- Urban Cowboy Restoration Program:
Corizon :
Families of Incarcerated Individuals – Doorways Prison Re-Entry Program for Women:
JOHN R. HAY HOUSE Brown Annex:
JOHN R. HAY HOUSE Hosanna House:
HUGGS Life Addiction Recovery Program:
Lighthouse Mission Ministries – Fresh Start Women’s Program:
Men of Valor Aftercare/Reentry Program:
Father’s House Transitional Housing Emergency Shelter for Men:
Project Return Program:
Memphis and Shelby County Office:
Corizon Reentry Tennessee:
Tennessee Department of Corrections:
Chattanooga Endeavors, Inc.:
Relapse Prevention Ex-Offender Chattanooga Endeavors:
Nashville Works:
Forgiveness House-Residential Prison Re-Entry Program for Males:
Living Legacy – Probation/Parole Services:
Tennessee Offender Re-entry:
Transformation Project:


Bridges to Life:
Tarrant County links for reentry:
Texas Criminal Justice Coalition:
Unlocking Doors:
TORI – City of Houston:
One Man’s Treasure Clothes Closet:
Paradise Independent Living:
Tarrant County Reentry:
Texas Department of Justice:
Texas Department of Corrections:
VOA Texas Community Re-Entry:


ARECIL Active Reentry:
Career One Stop:
Compassion Works For All:
Foundation for Family Life:
Golden Spike Outreach:
Golden Spike Outreach:
Papilion House:
Recourse and Reentry Center:
Salt Lake County:
UCJC Adult Offenders Reentry Project:
Utah County Reentry Resource:
Weber State University Nurse Re-Entry Program:


Brattleboro Community Justice Center Prisoner Re-entry/COSA:
Burlington Offender Re-Entry Housing Program:
Vermont Department of Corrections:
Returning Offenders Reentry Program in Vermont Modeled after Canadian Program:
COSA/Restorative Reentry Program:
Restorative Justice Re-entry Initiatives:
Vermont Association of Business Industry and Rehabilitation:


Adult Alternative Program:
Boaz& Ruth:
Bridging The Gap In Virginia:
Virginia Department of Social Services:
Home Again:
Norfolk Prisoner ReentryProgram:
Offender Aid and Restoration of Richmond, Inc.:
Region 2000’s Career Center:
RIHD Reentry Program:
STEP-UP, Incorporated:
Virginia CARES:
Virginia CURE:
Virginia DOC:
Virginia Beach Reentry Council:
VCRJ Reentry Program: – Ex-offender:


AARP Foundation WorkSearch:
ACLU of Washington’s new Criminal Records Project:
CSOSA’s Transitional Intervention for Parole Supervision (TIPS):
DC Central Kitchen Culinary Job Training Program:
UW Women’s Center Re-Entry Program:
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation:
Veteran’s Incarcerated Reintegration Project:
The Joyce Foundation’s Transitional Jobs Reentry Demonstration Project:
Narcotics Anonymous:
Transition from Prison to Community Initiative:
Welcome Home Re-Entry Program:
Oxford Houses of Washington State:
Workforce Development Website:
Next Steps Re-Entry Program:
National Transitional Jobs Network:
Washington Bonding Program:
Washington DOC:
Washington County Reentry Council:
Online Lawyer Reentry Program:

West Virginia

Northern Panhandle Reentry Program:
KISRA Second Chance Mentoring Program:
Work Release Program:
Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP):
West Virginia Department of Corrections:


Wisconsin Department of Corrections:
EATA Reentry Program:
Wisconsin Prisoner Reentry Programs:
National Hire Network:
Justice Works Ltd. TEAM Reentry Program:
After Prison Roadblocks to Re-entry:
Residential Reentry Services:
Joshua Glover House:
Parsons House:
Swigart House:


Casper Re-Entry Center (CRC):
Compassion for all:
Wyoming Department of Corrections:
Wyoming Department of Corrections (WDOC):
National HIRE Network Wyoming – :
Life Net Douglas Wyoming Re-Entry Program:


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