Resource Directory

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.

Beyond The Abuse,

Our mission is to provide sex offenders, sex addicts and sexually abusive persons with a Model Plan to stop victimizing behaviors and cycles of sexual abuse. The Plan accomplishes this by teaching offenders how to create a personalized comprehensive life changing Relapse Prevention Plan which becomes their Life After Management Plan.

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.

Carolina Correctional Services

CCS is a full service nonprofit agency dedicated to meeting the community safety needs of the public since 1995. We specialize in the design, implementation, and management of court-based rehabilitation and alternative education services. We also provide consultation services on an as-requested basis. The CCS reputation for excellence comes from our experienced, competent staff of programming professionals and their commitment to service quality.

Castle of Hope for Lost Souls

The Castle of Hope for Lost Souls is a non-profit corporation that sets up support groups for Drug Addicts, Alcoholics, Ex-cons, Abused Children and Adults, The Homeless and others whom may be considered lost souls.

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.

Cephas Prison Program

There are about 70,000 men and women currently incarcerated in New York State alone. About 95% of these (63,000) will eventually be released. Without support and intervention, 60% will commit other crimes and return to prison. Cephas is dedicated to breaking the cycle of crime for the sake of individuals and the community at large. For over 30 years, 70% of the people who complete the Cephas transitional program remain out of prison.

Christian Inn Ministries

Christian Inn Ministries exists to bring hope, healing, and transformation into the lives of female ex-inmates. It is impossible to get an apartment, job and support system in a day - yet that is what an inmate faces upon release. God has called Christian Inn Ministries to stand in the gap for sincere women who desire a new life. The ministry provides women ex-inmates with individual treatment plans. There is less structure and more freedom, but still requirements to develop spiritually, physically and emotionally.

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.

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.

Conquest Offender Reintegration Ministries

CORM is a Washington, D.C. ex-prisoner Christian ministry working with the local church and area corrections officials to provide support and options to those affected by, or at risk of being affected by the criminal justice system. We hope you enjoy browsing through this site and learning more about our ministry.

Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators

CJCA is a national non-profit rganization, formed in 1994 to improve local juvenile correctional services, programs and practices so the youths within the systems succeed when they return to the community and to provide national leadership and leadership development for the individuals responsible for the systems. CJCA represents the youth correctional CEOs in 50 states, Puerto Rico and major metropolitan counties.

Criminal Background Job Help

A web site which assists those with criminal backgrounds obtain employment in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex area.

D.C. Employment Justice Center

The EJC is a private, non-profit organization with a mission to secure, protect, and promote workplace justice in the D.C. metropolitan area. We combine legal services, community education, organizing, and advocacy work to achieve justice for low-wage workers.

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.

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 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

Incarcerated Entrepreneur

I am offering a training course that provides employment upon release.

Inspire Hope for Ex-offenders and the People

I.N.S.P.I.R.E. is a group whose goal is to help provide ex- offenders the necessary resources to reenter society and stay out of jail. The site has multiple links to facilitate that as well as several Prisoner Advocate Groups.

Jobs Partnership Greater Washington

Jobs Partnership, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that strives to make it possible for every church to have a jobs ministry to recruit, mentor, train, employ and support even the most challenged unemployed and underemployed citizens, inspiring them to use their skills and talents in the workplace and to achieve true wellness in their relationship with God through Jesus Christ.


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.

Lone Wolf Entrepreneurial Institute

We have a job placement program that is available as a correspondance course. The materials are facility friendly.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Project Return

Project Return is the direct result of a three-year in-prison research study that demonstrated the efficacy of a community-building intervention technique in the improvement of reading scores of inmates and as a method for reducing major and minor disciplinary infractions within the institution. Project Return offers family counseling and other services to inmates returning to the community.

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.

Released Ministries

Released Ministries is compelled by the Love of God and called by Him to minister to people who want to be set free from a lifestyle of seemingly hopeless addictions, gang violence, crime or physical/sexual abuse. We specifically minister to men and women behind prison walls and their families as well as those who have created their own prison through addictions and offer spiritual hope to people in prison. We specifically minister to people behind prison walls who have HIV/AIDS with a message of hope in Jesus Christ, and seek to help in practical ways when men and women are released.

The Eagles Foundation

The mission of the Eagles Foundation is to identify and develop an elite corps of leadership talent from among the prison population with the goal of effecting a dramatic realization of potential among all participants upon release, thereby developing outstanding citizens qualified to contribute to the social good, and to mentor other inmates and returning ex-offenders.

The Lighthouse for Recovery Ministries

Resource Management Services for Social Service Organizations and Transitional Resettlement Services for Prison Re-entry

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.