Letters to an Incarcerated Brother

AVOIDING RECITIVISM

ALASKA

Alaska Job Corps Center
4300 B Street, Suite 100
Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: (907) 562-6200 
Email: admissions@alaskajobcorps.com
Website: http://alaska.jobcorps.gov/


     Job Corps assists individuals 16-24 years old who are U.S. citizens or legal
     residents, and free from all serious health and/or behavior problems. Job
     Corps offers the following services: basic education, vocational training,
     room and board, basic health care, clothing allowance, counseling,
     parenting skills education, single parent facilities on campus, child
     care, recreation, job placement services, monthly living allowance, and
     savings payable upon completion. Individuals must be ready, willing and
     able to participate fully in an educational environment and actively seek
     employment after leaving the program. 

 

Alaska Women's Resource Center
610 C Street, Suite 2A
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907)276-0528
Fax: (907)279-6754
Email: awrc@awrconline.org
Website: www.awrconline.org


     A multi-service agency whose areas of focus include addiction recovery
     and women's issues. It also provides a number of other services to both
     men and women. AWRC has a vocational program that helps individuals
     address barriers to employment, identify vocational interests and skills,
     establish vocational and educational goals, and develop effective strategies
     to attain and retain employment.

 

Alaska Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Cheryl Walsh
Contact: Dawn Duval, Administrative Operations Manager
State Department of Labor and Workforce Development
Suite A
801 West 10th Street
Juneau, AK 99801-1894
Phone:  (907) 465-2814 
Toll-Free:  (800) 478-2815 
Fax: (907) 465-2856
TTY:  (907) 465-2814 
Email: dawn.duval@alaska.gov or cheryl.walsh@alaska.gov
Website: http://www.labor.state.ak.us/dvr/home.htm

 Coordinates and provides counseling, evaluation, and job placement services for people
  with disabilities.


Employment Security
Division
Alaska Department of Labor
P.O. Box 115509
Juneau, AK 99811
Phone: (907) 465-5955 
Fax: (907) 465-8753 
Website: www.bonds4jobs.com

 
     Federal Bonding Program provides fidelity bonding insurance coverage to
     individuals with criminal histories and other high-risk job applicants who
     are qualified, but fail to get jobs because regular commercial bonding is
     denied due to their backgrounds.

     Unemplyment compensation is a social insurance program designed to provide benefits to
     most individuals out of work, generally through no fault of their own, for
     periods between jobs. In order to be eligible for benefits, jobless
     workers must demonstrate that they have worked, usually measured by amount
     of wages and/or weeks of work, and must be able and available for work.The
     unemployment compensation program is based upon federal law, but
     administered by states under state law.

    Forms and information may be obtained at any local One Stop Center and via the
     internet at www.labor.state.ak.us/offices/.

ARIZONA 

InnerChange Freedom Initiative
2400 State Farm Road
Tucker, AR 72168
Phone: (501) 842-0375
Fax: (501) 842-0379
Email: scott_mclean@pfm.org
Website: http://www.ifiprison.org/state-programs/arkansas
Arkansas IFI Director: Scott McLean


His Way Fellowship
P.O. Box 409
321 Gilson Ave
DeQueen, AR  71832
Phone: (870) 642-8937
Fax: (866) 925-4549
Contact: Chad Gallagher

Second Genesis
Ministries
P.O. Box 251904
Little Rock, AR  72205
Phone: (501) 666-6831
Fax: (501) 666-1346
Website: http://secondgenesisinc.com/

  
Provides faith-based transitional housing and emergency shelter for women leaving prisons, including
referrals, childcare, family reunification support, and family therapy 

 

Along Side Ministries
4650 North 35th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85017
Phone: (602) 995-9484
Fax: (602) 995-9488
Email: info@asmaz.com
Website: http://alongside-ministries.com/ 

 
     Operates Christian faith-based reentry initiatives for male and female prisoners
     and recently released prisoners; provides non-denominational immediate
     short term reentry aid

 

Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice
2340 West Ray Road, Suite 1
Chandler, AZ 85224-3516
Phone: (480) 812-1700
Fax: (480) 812-1736 

    Provides online criminal defense referrals; administers the Arizona Justice Project
     which hears and litigates claims of innocence for those charged under
     Arizona state law

 

The Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness
2100 North Central Avenue, Suite 230
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: (602) 340-9393
Fax: (602)257-8951
Website: http://www.azceh.org/

     Publishes guide to preparing for release (can be found at http://www.azceh.org/Resources.html),
     which includes extensive resource list of housing and employment programs,
     including those for former sex offenders (this would be a great resource
     for us to print out and send to any prisoner contacting us about reentry
     resources in Arizona)

 

Community Information and Referral
Phone: (602) 263-8856 or (800) 352-3792 if within area codes 520 and 928
Website: http://cir.org/ 


     Operates English/Spanish 24 hour helpline for referrals to local services and
     nonprofits, online directory at http://cir.org/firstcall-search.html

 

Arizona Community Reintegration Program;
Transitional Employment and Mentoring Services
3211 East Pinchot Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85018
Phone: (602) 252-0918
Websites: http://www.azcrc.com/;
http://www.teamsaz.org/

 Aids in housing and job search and placement of qualifying former offenders,
     hold open events and monthly meetings for interested parties on services
     and opportunities, provide resources

 

Middle Ground Prison Reform, Inc.
129 East Encanto Drive
Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: (480) 966-8116
Fax: (801) 409-8536
Email: middleground@msn.com
Website: http://middlegroundprisonreform.org


     Provides referrals to social services agencies, education/training programs,
     litigation on policies affecting visitors

 

CALIFORNIA

Centerforce
2955 Kerner Boulevard, 2nd Floor
San Rafael, CA 94901
Phone: (415) 456-9980 
Fax: (415) 456-2146
Central California Office:
4709 North El Capitan Avenue, Suite 201
Fresno, CA 93722
Phone: (559) 276-6160 
Fax: (559) 276-1656
Website: http://www.centerforce.org/index.cfm

 
     Mission is to support, educate, and advocate for individuals,
     families and communities impacted by incarceration.

     Provides services for incarcerated individuals, formerly incarcerated
     individuals, and their loved ones through direct services, its annual
     conference and, through consultation and training for government agencies,
     community-based organizations and correctional facilities across the
     country and internationally. Direct services for clients are provided by
     our four Service Areas: Children
     and Families Services, Prison
     & Transitional Services, and Information Services.

     Network of prison visitor centers throughout the state that includes
     transportation and drop-in childcare; provides health education services
     to prisoners

 

Community Connection Resource Center
4080 Centre Street, Suite 202
San Diego, CA 92103
With offices in Sacramento, Los Angeles, Fresno, and Riverside counties
Phone: (619) 543-8500
Email: administrator@community-connection.org
Website: http://www.community-connection.org

         

Provides extensive reentry and pre-release planning resources for prisoners and ex-offenders;
operates youth offender program 

Friends Outside
P.O. Box 4085
Stockton, CA 95204
With chapters throughout the state
Phone: (209) 955-0701
Fax: (209) 955-0735
Email: gnewby@friendsoutside.com
Website: http://friendsoutside.org

   Operates visitor centers that provide childcare, transportation, information and
     resources; offers inmate parenting classes and personal case management
     services; services offered at all state prisons

 

Immigrant Legal
Resource Center
1663 Mission Street, Suite 602
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 255-9499
Website: http://www.ilrc.org

 Does
     not offer direct services to immigrants, but publishes extensive local
     resource guide (at http://www.ilrc.org/for_immigrants/community_resource_packet.php)
    

 

Justice Now
1322 Webster Street, Suite 210
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 839-7654
Fax: (510) 839-7615
Website: http://www.jnow.org
         

 Provides
     legal services and resources to women in prison on release and reentry,
     healthcare, defense of parental rights, sentencing mitigation, and
     placement in community-based programs 

 

Law Center for
Families
510 16th Street, Suite 300
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 451-9261
Fax: (510) 763-2169
Email: info@lcff.org
Website: http://www.lcff.org

  Provides
      multilingual services including individual representation, advice,
      referrals, community education programs to Alameda county residents for
      free or on sliding scale; focuses on family law, consumer law, public
      benefits, and language access
 

 

Northern California
Service League
40 Boardman
Place                                      
San Francisco, CA
94103                             
Phone: (415) 863-2323                                          
Fax: (415) 863-1882 

586 North First Street, Suite 101
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: (408) 297-9601
Fax: (408) 297-9604
Website: http://www.norcalserviceleague.org

  Offers
      counseling and referrals for prisoners and families; provides extensive
      pre- and post-release reentry resources; operates transitional housing
      for women with children
 

 

Penal Law Program,
CSU Community Legal Information Center
25 Main Street
Chico, CA 95929
Phone: (530) 898-4354
Fax: (530) 898-4911
Email: clic@exchange.csuchico.edu
Website: http://www.aschico.com/?Page=252

  Provides
      free legal information and referrals to prisoners in the areas of
      correctional injustices, sentencing, probation, pardons, certificates of
      rehabilitation, medical records and appeals
 

 

Prison Activist
Resource Center (PARC)
1904 Franklin Street, suite 515
Oakland CA 94612
Phone: (510) 893-4648        
Website: http://www.prisonactivist.org/

  PARC
      is a prison abolitionist group committed to exposing and challenging all
      forms of institutionalized racism, sexism, able-ism, heterosexism, and
      classism, specifically within the Prison Industrial Complex (PIC). PARC
      believes in building strategies and tactics that build safety in our
      communities without reliance on the police or the PIC. We produce a
      directory that is free to prisoners upon request, and seek to work in
      solidarity with prisoners, ex-prisoners, their friends and families. We
      also work with teachers and activists on many prison issues. This work
      includes building action networks and materials that expose the
      continuing neglect and outright torture of more than 2 million people
      imprisoned within the USA; as well as the 5+ million who are under some
      form of surveillance and control by the so-called justice
      system. 
 

 

Prison Law Clinic,
UC Davis
UC Davis School of Law
1 Shields Avenue
Building TB30
Davis, CA 95616
Phone: (530) 752-6942 

 

Reentry Council of the City and County of San Francisco
Phone: (415) 553-9349
Email: reentry.council@sfgov.org
Website: http://sfreentry.com    

Publishes annual San Francisco area reentry resource guide 


COLORADO

CHARG Resource Center
709 East 12th Avenue
Denver, CO 80203-2610
Phone (303) 830-8805        
Fax: (303) 830-8918
Email: info@charg.org
Website: www.charg.org


     Free or low-cost services and resources for anyone, including
     ex-offenders, with serious mental health issues, including drop-in center
     with computers, life-skills training, support groups, and health care
     center

     Mission of CHARG Resource Center is to advance a model of genuine
     partnership among individuals who live with mental illness, mental health
     professionals, and the larger community through respectful comprehensive
     services. We strive to achieve this mission through an innovative
     partnership model that equally involves the chronically mentally ill,
     staff members, and community members as equal legal partners,
     decision-makers, and employees

    PATH Homeless Outreach Project: 

     Partnership with the Colorado Coalition for the homeless, and with active
     involvement of several other homeless-serving agencies. It is an outreach
     program which addresses the needs of homeless persons who are mentally
     ill. The project employs one professional case manager/project coordinator
     who makes outreach visits to homeless shelters and homeless-serving
     agencies, and seeks out those homeless mentally ill persons who are in
     places unfit for habitation. Clients are assisted in accessing housing,
     income support and mental health treatment and services. The coordinator
     also supervises the project's consumer case management staff.

 

Colorado CURE
P.O. Box 441656
Aurora, CO 80044
With offices throughout the state
Phone/Fax: (303) 333-7023
Email: annemtaft@yahoo.com
Website: www.coloradocure.org

 Provides resources; facilitates monthly support group on sex offender issues

 

Empowerment Program
1600 York Street
Denver, CO  80206
Phone: (303) 320-1989
Fax: (303) 320-3987
Email: empower-info@empowermentprogram.org
Website: www.empowermentprogram.org

 Provides
     case management, support services, basic skills education, housing
     information, and resources for women in disadvantaged positions due to
     incarceration

Rights for All People
3131 West 14th Avenue
Denver, CO 80204
Phone: (303) 893-3500
Fax: (303) 893-3505
Email: marvink@rap-dpt.org
Website: http://www.rap-dpt.org/

  Offers immigrant community bilingual education programs and referrals 

  

CONNECTICUT

211 Connecticut
Community Resource Database
United Way of Connecticut
1344 Silas Deane Highway
Rocky Hill, Connecticut 06067-1350
Phone: (860) 571-7500 
Or dial 211 from any phone in CT
Fax: (860) 571-7525
Email: infoline@ctunitedway.org
Website: http://www.infoline.org/referweb/

 Provides extensive resources directed towards ex-offenders
Select  "Community Re-entry services for ex-offenders" option on left to
     access online database

 

Community Partners in Action
110 Bartholomew Avenue, Suite 3010
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: (860) 566-2030
Fax: (860) 566-8089
Email: mprice@cpa-ct.org
Website: www.cpa-ct.org

    Provides extensive services and resources to ex-offenders including substance abuse
     programming, work-release residence, employment placing services, etc.

 

Isaiah 61:1, Inc.
P.O. Box 1399
Bridgeport, CT 06601
Phone: (203) 368-6116
Fax: (209) 576-0616


     Pre- and post-release reentry resources and services for men and women
     including work release, career guidance, counseling, life-skills training,
     family therapy

 

Community Renewal Team, Inc.
555 Windsor Street
Hartford, CT 06120
Phone: (860) 560-5600
Email: info@crtct.org
Website: http://www.crtct.org/ProgramsPg.htm

 
     Referrals to reentry resources including employment, substance abuse, and
     housing programs

 

Perception Programs, Inc.
54 North Street
P.O. Box 407
Willimantic, CT 06226
Phone: (860) 450-7122
Fax: (860) 450-7127
Website: www.perceptionprograms.org

 
     Services to offenders including work-release, substance abuse treatment,
     housing

 

DELAWARE

Delaware Center for Justice, Inc.
100 West 10th Street, Suite 905
Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: (302) 658-7174
Email: center@dcjustice.org
Website: www.dcjustice.org

 
     Re-entry work, education, and health services programs, and programs for
     incarcerated parents and their children, including parental support
     groups, audio-taped read-aloud stories, and visitation

     Programs and services promote justice for victims, help improve out
     juvenile justice system, focus on developing a more effective adult
     offender reentry effort, and preserve family bonds for incarcerated
     parents. 

Reentry efforts: Community Reentry Services
(Prison-to-Work), Reentry Education Program, Offender Health Services

 


DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Offender Rehabilitation Division
633 Indiana Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004
Phone: (202) 628-1200; (800) 341-2582
Fax: (202) 824-2423
Website: www.pdscd.org

 
     Extremely comprehensive guide to reentering in the DC area
     (includes immigrants, LGBTQ, homeless, mental health, legal, others) http://www.pdsdc.org/Resources/ORD/AdultDirectory2009.pdf
Includes some sex offender resources

 

FLORIDA

Florida Ex-Offender Re-Entry Coalition, Inc.
P.O. Box 1748
Ocala, FL 34478
Phone: (352) 840-9607
Fax: (352) 629-6171
Website: http://www.feorc.org

 
     Coalition of Human Services, Faith Based, Governmental, and various other Program
     and Service Providers with the intention of helping ex offenders coming
     into Pinellas County either out of the Department of Corrections or the
     Pinellas County Jail successfully reenter society and not recidivate.

 
    Seeks to address needs of people in criminal justice system; provides resources
     to ex-offenders

 

Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center
3000 Biscayne Boulevard, #400
Miami, FL 33137
Phone: (305) 573-1106
Fax: (305) 576-6273
Email: info@fiacfla.org
Website: www.fiacfla.org

 
     Can provide direct representation to low income people involved in the
     immigration process in  Dade, Monroe, and Broward counties; offers
     resources

 

Transition, Inc.
1550 Northwest 3 Avenue, Building C
Miami, FL 33136
Phone: (305) 571-2001
Fax: (305) 571-2002

 Provides free job training and placement services to ex-offenders, including sex offenders


HAWAII

Aloha United Way 211
200 North Vineyard Boulevard, Suite 700
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817
Phone: (808) 536-1951
Fax: (808) 543-2222

 Provides community resources

 

Hawaii Immigrant
Justice Center
P.O. Box 3950
Honolulu, HI 96812
Phone: (808) 536-8826 or (877) 208-8828
Fax: (808) 537-4644

 Provides legal aid and case management in asylum, deportation, citizenship, family unification cases to
qualifying applicants

 

IDAHO

Idaho Migrant Council, Inc.
317 Happy Day Boulevard
Caldwell, ID 83607
Phone:  (208) 454-1652 
Fax: (208) 459-0448

 
     Provides comprehensive services to immigrant farmworkers and other rural residents including health, medical,
     food bank, referrals, educational programs, and emergency transportation

 

ILLINOIS

Ashunti Residential Management Services Inc.
4909 West Huron Street
Chicago, Illinois 60644
Phone: (773) 379-6981 
Fax: (773) 379-6983
Website: http://www.ashuntirms.org

 Provides residential, medical, support services to qualifying people, including former offenders

 

Illinois Coalition
for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
224 North Desplaines, Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60661
Phone: (312) 332-7044 
Fax: (312) 332-7360
Website: www.icirr.org

Provides assistance to recent immigrants; provides referrals to legal, case management, and other
organizations

 

Institute of Women Today
7315 South Yale Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60621
Phone: (773) 651-8372
Fax: (773) 783-2673
Email: IWT7315@aol.com
Website: www.instituteofwomentoday.org

 Operates social services program including women's shelter, health care, job skills training, counseling; provides referrals

 

The John Howard Association
300 West Adams Street, Suite 423
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 782-1901
Fax: (312) 782-1902
Email: dhoffman@john-howard.org
Website: www.john-howard.org

 The John Howard Association of Illinois
 provides critical public oversight of the state's prisons, jails, and
 juvenile correctional facilities. As it has for more than a century, the
 Association promotes fair, humane, and effective sentencing and
     correctional policies, addresses inmate concerns, and provides Illinois
     citizens and decision-makers with information needed to improve criminal
     and juvenile justice.
Provide s limited direct services to
     prisoners; monitors conditions within prisons and jails

 

Prisoner Release Ministry, Inc.
P.O. Box 69
Joilet, IL 60434
Phone: (815) 723-8998
Fax: (815) 723-5544
Email: prministry@sbcglobal.net
Website: www.prisonerreleaseministry.com

 Provides post-release services, including job preparation and counseling and emergency food, clothes, and
     transportation for ex-offenders in Will, Kankakee, Kane, DuPage, Kendall,
     Grundy, and Cook counties

 

Safer Foundation
571 West Jackson
Chicago, IL 60661
Phone: (312) 922-2200 
Fax: (312) 922-0839

 Provides education, employment, and  support services to people with criminal records; operates transitional
  residential centers in the Chicago area

 

INDIANA

Damien Center
26 North Arsenal Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46201
Phone: (317) 632-0123 or (800) 213-1167
Fax: (317) 632-4363
Website: www.damien.org

 Offers services to HIV/AIDS-positive prisoners; assists ex-offenders with employment and housing resources;
 provides support services to families of people with HIV/AIDS

 

Indiana CURE
P.O. Box 62
Camby, IN 46113
Phone: (317) 357-2606
Contact: Lela Edwards
Email: director@indianacure.org
Website: http://www.incure.org/

 Advocates for criminal justice reform; provides resources to prisoners and families 

 

Public Action in Correctional Effort: Offender Aid and Restoration (PACE-OAR)
2855 North Keystone Avenue, Suite 110
Indianapolis, IN 46218
Phone: (317) 612-6800 
Website: http://www.pace-oar.org

 Provides reentry services and referrals to former offenders living in Marion County

 

IOWA

American Friends
Service Committee, Iowa Immigrants Rights Program
4211 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312
Phone: (515) 274-4851 
Fax:  (515) 274-2003
Email: pmartija@afsc.org

 Assists in immigration paperwork; operates legal services program for immigrants

 

Safer Foundation Iowa
1411 Brady Street
Davenport, IA 52802
Phone: (563) 322-7002
Fax: (563) 823-1855

Provides education, employment, and support services to people with criminal records; operates transitional
residential center

 

KANSAS

InnerChange Freedom Initiative
Lansing Correctional Facility
301 East Kansas/ P.O. Box 2
Lansing, KS 66043
Phone: 913-727-2404        
Fax: 913-727-1402
Contact: Don Raymond, Director
Email: don_raymond@pfm.org
Reentry Manager: Cedric Finley
Website: http://www.ifiprison.org/state-programs/kansas

 Operates re-entry program for male prisoners upon release; provides resources to prisoners and families of
 prisoners


IFI Kansas is located at the Lansing
     Correctional Facility (LCF), in Lansing, Kansas, which is a maximum
     custody facility. IFI has the capacity to serve 272 men


In addition, IFI-Kansas serves men who
     are in Wichita Work Release, on parole, or who have been released from
     custody and returned to their families and welcoming churches in their
     communities.

 

KENTUCKY

Ball-Quantrell Jones Recovery Center for Women 
1524 Versailles Rd.
Lexington, KY 40504
Phone: (859) 252-2002        
Fax:(859) 252-2592  

Cabinet for Workforce Development
500 Mero Street
Capital Plaza Tower, 2nd Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: (502) 564-6606 
Fax: (502) 564-7967 
Website: www.kycwd.org

 Information about State Department of
     Labor resources may be of interest to potential employers looking for
     incentives to hire individuals with criminal histories; service providers
     and individuals with criminal histories who are looking for assistance in
     finding employment; and researchers and policy makers looking at current
     programs to ascertain what programs are effective and serve their intended
     purpose.
Unemployment compensation is a social
     insurance program designed to provide benefits to most individuals out of
     work, generally through no fault of their own, for periods between jobs.
     In order to be eligible for benefits, jobless workers must demonstrate
     that they have worked, usually measured by amount of wages and/or weeks of
     work, and must be able and available for work

 

Community Services-Work Release Program
Kentucky Department of Corrections
2349 Lawrenceburg Road
P.O. Box 2400
Frankenfort, KY 40602
Phone: (502) 564-7023 
Fax: (502) 564-5229
Website: www.corrections.ky.gov/

 Under the Community Center program,
     inmates who are near their parole eligibility dates are housed close to
     their hometowns in halfway houses under contract to the Kentucky
     Department of Corrections. Approximately 500 inmates participate in this
     reintegration program. The program assists inmates in becoming
     reacquainted with their families and community, and gives them a head
     start in seeking employment. In addition, many inmates are enrolled in
     vocational school and college programs. The centers also provide
     counseling services and employment assistance.

 

Ball-Quantrell Jones Recovery Center for Women 
1524 Versailles Rd.
Lexington, KY 40504
Phone: (859) 252-2002        
Fax:(859) 252-2592  

Emergency Shelter
(Hope Center)
360 West Loudon Avenue
Lexington, KY  40508
Phone: (859) 252-7881                                      
Fax: (859) 255-0749

George Privett Recovery Center (for men) 
250 West Loudon Avenue
Lexington, KY 40508
Phone: (859) 225-4673        
Fax: (859) 225-0785

Healing Place West Market Street
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: (502) 585-4848 
Toll Free: (866)781-3266 
Email: webmaster@thehealingpace.org
Website: http://www.thehealingplace.org/index.htm

 Operates services and programs for
     Men/Women's Recovery Centers, Emergency shelters, parenting program,
     clinic services, Women and Children's Community

Strives to reach the homeless, offer 

 recovery for the addicted, and help restore productive lives. Provides care for the homeless and addicted.  Restores productive lives through an innovative recovery program Hill Rise Place Apartments 709 North Hill Rise Court Lexington, Ky. 40504 Phone: (859) 255-8077          Hope Center P.O. Box 6 Lexington, KY 40588 Website: http://www.hopectr.org/ Cares for homeless and at-risk persons by providing life-sustaining and life-rebuilding services that are comprehensive and address underlying causes. Programs include: Emergency Shelter, Recovery Program For Men, Recovery Program For Women, Detention Center Recovery Program, Mental Health Program, Social Services, Health Clinic, Employment Program, Transitional Housing Program, Hispanic Program, VA Program, WARM (HIV) Program, HillRise Place Apartments, Mobile Outreach "Hope Mobile"   Kentucky Department for Training and ReEmployment 209 St. Clair Street, 4th Floor Frankfort, KY 40601 Phone: (502) 564-5360 Fax: (502) 564-8974 Website: dtr.ky.gov/index.htm#Contact%20Information One-Stop Service Centers in Kentucky are administered by the Kentucky Department for Training and ReEmployment within the Cabinet for Workforce Development. There are three levels of services that eligible adults and dislocated workers can access at a One-Stop center. Core services include outreach, intake, eligibility determination, orientation to services, initial assessment of skills, aptitudes, and support service needs, career counseling, job search, and placement assistance. Intensive services include comprehensive and specialized assessment, development of an individual employment plan with group counseling and case management. Training services include occupational skills training, skill upgrading and retraining, adult education and literacy activities. LOUISIANA Project Return 51 Yosemite Drive New Orleans, LA 70131-8619 Phone:  (504) 452-5585  Fax: (504)-988-1019 Contact: Robert E. Roberts, Executive Director Email: bob@projectreturn.com Website: www.projectreturn.com Case management, including referrals to appropriate agencies as needed; addiction education and relapse prevention; remediation through college preparation education courses; basic computer skills; life skills, including family and parental relationships and post-prison issues; and employment planning. Odyssey House Louisiana 1125 North Tonti New Orleans, LA 70119 Phone: (504) 333-6419 Fax: (504) 872-9856 Designed to assist non-violent ex-offenders who are returning to their local communities through an employment-based program that incorporates housing, mentoring, job training and other services. Corrections Organized for Re-entry Program (CORe) Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections Services 504 Mayflower Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802 Phone: (225) 342-9711 Fax: (225) 342-3349 Website: www.corrections.state.la.us An intensive period of planning and preparation begins three years or sooner prior to release for each inmate. Emphasis is placed on education, job skills and practical survival matters such as housing, job search and fulfilling parole requirements MAINE Bureau of Employment Services Maine Department of Labor 55 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333 Phone: (207) 624-6395 Fax: (207) 624-6499 The Federal Bonding Program provides fidelity bonding insurance coverage to individuals with criminal histories and other high-risk job applicants who are qualified, but fail to get jobs because regular commercial bonding is denied due to their backgrounds. Midcoast Maine Community Action Program Central Office/Resource Development Center 34 Wing Farm Parkway Bath, ME 04530 Phone: (207) 442-7963         Fax (Main): (207) 442-0122 Fax (Administrative): (207) 443-7447 In-State Toll Free: (800) 221-2221         TTY: (888) 212-6229       Workforce Services 7 Union Street Rockland, ME 04841 Phone: (207) 594-5319         Toll Free: 1-866-260-6609         Fax: (207) 594-3648 Website: http://mcmca-corp.org The Maine Prisoner Reentry Program assists Maine Department of Corrections with Maine's model of evidence-based correctional treatment programming, case management, reentry planning and supervision of individuals ages 16-30 transitioning from the state correctional system into their community. Midcoast Maine Community Action is a community action organization advocating on behalf of low-income and other at-risk individuals, assisting them to identify and address their needs, enabling them to achieve self sufficiency and independence. MMCA actively promotes economic and community development of the businesses and communities in the mid-coast area where individuals and families reside. One-stop Career Centers Bureau of Employment Services Maine Department of Labor 55 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333 Phone: (207) 624-6390 Website: www.mainecareercenter.com Maine has 23 One-Stop Career Centers that assist job seekers in finding employment. Information and services about job markets, skill assessment, resume writing, and interviewing techniques are available. Referrals for upgrading skills and job training are also available. The Career Center hotline number is 1-888-457-8883. MARYLAND Set Free in Maine RR 1, 674 Riverside Road Augusta, ME 04330 Phone: (207) 622-4709 Fax: (207) 622-4709 Set Free in Maine is a 10-year-old faith-based organization. Employment and life skills training are offered to former offenders upon release. Set Free in Maine has a working woodshop that employs former prisoners. Income generated from the sale of furniture is the funding mechanism for the program. Referrals to the program are made by religious organizations that operate within the prison system. Individual mentoring begins three to six months prior to release. Inmates are matched with a mentor in the area where the inmate is going to return. Set Free in Maine tries to meet individual needs such as housing and offering anger management groups. Power Inside P.O. Box 4796 Baltimore, MD 21211 Phone: (410) 889-8333 Website: www.powerinside.org Power Inside offers the following services for women during incarceration and post-release: individual assessment and referrals; case management; weekly support groups and workshops for women in jail, prison, and the community; peer support, referrals, and self-help materials for women in prison through the mail; and advocacy and support for women in prison as well as women on parole, probation, and who are awaiting trial. All services are free of charge and available to any woman who contacts Power Inside. MARYLAND CURE P.O. Box 23 Simpsonville, MD 21150 Phone: 206-202-4872 Contact: Sharrie Booth Email: mdcure@curenational.org Website: www.curenational.org/~mdcure First Baptist Church of Brooklyn 3801 5th Street Baltimore, MD  21225 Phone: (410) 355-8854 Basics - Emergency Food, Counseling, Counseling - Parenting Classes, Education - Services, Family Restoration, Job Readiness, Men's Support Group, Mentor - Prison Fellowship, Mentoring, Ministry Development, Nurturing Church, Nurturing church w/Recovery Groups, Re-entry Help Center, Social/Friendships Lydia's House P.O. Box 514 Fallston, MD 21047 Phone: (443) 512-8255 Website: www.lydias-house.net Christ centered transitional home for women leaving incarceration. New Revival Center of Renewal 1304 Ritchie Road Capital Heights, MD 20743 Phone: (301) 736-4635 Fax: (301) 333-7440 Website: Dr.wells@att.net The largest ex-offender reentry program in Prince George County Offender Aid and Restoration of Fairfax (OAR) 10640 Page Avenue, suite 250 Fairfax, MD  22030-4000 Phone: (703) 246-3033 Fax: (703) 273-7554 Website: http://www.oarfairfax.org OAR offers: employment assistance, including resume preparation, employer referrals, and job readiness training; funds for work uniforms, tools, transportation, and job training scholarships; emergency assistance, including food, clothing, and financial assistance with utilities and rent; counseling; and workshops on topics of interest such as Tax Preparation, Budgeting, Restoring Your Driver's License, Self-Esteem and Job Interviews, etc. Applying for services is done by visiting the offices in Fairfax. Appointments are recommended, but not necessary. Prisoners Aids Association of Maryland, Inc. 2000 North Calvert Street Baltimore, MD  21218 Phone: (410) 662-0351 Fax: (410) 662-0358 Website: http://www.jewel.morgan.edu Counseling, Housing - Residential Homes, Job Readiness Supporting Ex-Offenders in Employment Training and Transitional Services 222 East Redwood Street Baltimore, MD Phone: (410) 837-1800   Website: www.goodwillches.org Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative Grant Local contact: Patricia Allen Phone: (410) 585-3303 The Maryland Department of Public Safety will enhance and expand an existing reentry initiative currently being implemented in targeted neighborhoods throughout the City of Baltimore. Maryland's reentry program will focus on both juvenile and adult offenders. The program will continue its extensive collaboration with correctional, employment, social services, mental health, and supervision agencies. It will provide services that include substance abuse treatment, mental health treatment, transitional housing assistance, faith-based interventions, workforce development, educational services, vocational training, life skills training, employment assistance, victim impact training, community service, and intensive case management and supervision. Living Classrooms Foundation James Piper Bond, President and Chief Executive Officer 802 South Caroline Street Baltimore, MD 21231 Phone: (410) 685-0295 Fax: (410) 752-8433 Email: james@livingclassrooms.org Website: www.livingclassrooms.org The Living Classrooms Foundation (LCF) uses maritime settings to provide hands-on education and job training, with a special emphasis on juvenile offenders, at-risk youth, and groups from diverse backgrounds. The Fresh Start Program serves out-of-school youth and juvenile offenders ages 16-19 whose needs are not being met by state and local education agencies. Participants complete a 9-month carpentry course and focus on developing professional and interpersonal skills. Most of Fresh Start's activities are conducted at LCF's East Harbor Campus, a 2-acre facility on the Inner Harbor of Baltimore, MD. The program is recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor as a Promising and Effective Practices Network (PEPNet) awardee. A detailed profile of the program is available at www.nyec.org/pepnet/awardees/fresh.htm. Maryland Re-Entry Partnership Initiative City Hall, Room 250 100 North Holliday Street Baltimore, MD 21202 Phone: (410) 396-3835 Fax: (410) 576-9425 Email: tomi.hiers@baltimorecity.gov Website: www.ci.baltimore.md.us/government/mocj/reentry.html This pilot program seeks to provide a seamless, comprehensive network of services to ex-offenders to ensure their successful transition from prison to the community. The Bureau of Governmental Research (http://www.bgr.umd.edu/reentry.html), located at the University of Maryland, is conducting a 2-year multisite evaluation of the Reentry Partnership Initiative. National Hire Network http://www.hirenetwork.org/admin/clearinghouse.php?state_id=MD Established by the Legal Action Center, the National Helping Individuals with criminal records Re-enter through Employment Network is both a national clearinghouse for information and an advocate for policy change. The goal of the National H.I.R.E. Network is to increase the number and quality of job opportunities available to people with criminal records by changing public policies, employment practices and public opinion. The National H.I.R.E. Network also provides training and technical assistance to agencies working to improve the employment prospects for people with criminal records. MASSACHUSETTS MASSACHUSETTS-CURE (Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants) P.O. Box 67 Brookline, MA 02446 Phone: (617) 730-5814 Fax: (617) 739-9191 Contact: Jack Carpenter Email: jceltic@bellatlantic.net This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Primarily an advocacy group, but also a good resource for ex-offenders. Criminal Record Repository Criminal History Systems Board Attn: CORI Unit 200 Arlington Street, Suite 2200 Chelsea, MA 02150 Phone: (617) 660-4600 This is the agency individuals may contact to obtain a copy of their state rap sheet and learn about the process of sealing, expunging or cleaning it up. The criminal record repository can also tell the individual who else is legally entitled to have access to his or her record. An individual should contact the Criminal History Systems Board, CORI Unit to request a "Personal Criminal History Form." There is no fee.   Work Release Program Massachusetts Department of Corrections Central Headquarters 50 Maple Street, Suite 3 Milford, MA 01757 Phone: (508) 422-3300 Fax: (508) 422-3382 Website: www.mass.gov/?pageID=eopsagencylanding&L=3&L0=Home&L1=Public+Safety+Agen... Offenders must be 18 months or less prior to release date to be eligible. Participants are expected to work full time; 15% of their salary is paid to the state for room and board. Offenders may return to the surrounding community during evening hours for participation in such activities as substance abuse meetings, mental health group sessions, etc.   Pre-Release Program Massachusetts Department of Corrections Central Headquarters 50 Maple Street, Suite 3 Milford, MA 01757 Phone: (508) 422-3300 Fax: (508)422-3382 Website: www.mass.gov/?pageID=eopsagencylanding&L=3&L0=Home&L1=Public+Safety+Agen... Includes the development of a transition plan which addresses specific post-release issues such as employment, housing, medical, substance abuse treatment and basic life skills. Participation in pre-release programming is not mandatory but is greatly encouraged by correctional counselors.   Post Release Transitional Program Massachusetts Department of Corrections Central Headquarters 50 Maple Street, Suite 3 Milford, MA 01757 Phone: (508) 422-3300 Fax: (508) 422-3382 Website: www.mass.gov/?pageID=eopsagencylanding&L=3&L0=Home&L1=Public+Safety+Agen... There are five community resource centers located in various areas in Massachusetts. Services offered to offenders recently released from state and county facilities include referrals or assistance with housing, mental health needs, conflict resolution, job training and job placement. Another program available to offenders is the Correctional Recovery Academy (CRA). This is a three-component program that is geared toward offenders who are at the highest risk to recidivate. The first component is an intensive residential unit targeting criminal thinking, the teaching of anger management skills, and relapse prevention strategies. The second component reinforces attitudinal and behavioral changes achieved in the first component. Transition plans are initiated at this time. Community based program placements is the third component. Aftercare counselors make the placements and track released offenders at seven, 30, 90 and 120-day intervals to measure compliance with established transition plans.     One-Stop Career Centers Massachusetts Division of Employment and Training Administration Department of Labor and Workforce Development Administrative Offices, Charles F. Hurley Bldg 19 Staniford Street Boston, MA 02114 Phone: (617) 626-6560 Website: www.detma.org Dismas House P.O. Box 30125 Worcester, MA 01603 Phone: (508) 799-9389 Fax: (508) 767-9930 Web Site: www.dismashouse.org Dismas House is a supportive community providing transitional housing and services to people with criminal histories. Staff and community programs assist residents to develop and achieve employment, educational and housing goals. Employment is a priority goal for all residents with a criminal history. There is a $75 fee per week. For people with criminal histories who arrive directly from prison the fee is waived for two weeks.   SPAN, Inc. 105 Chauncey Street, 6th Floor Boston, MA 02111 Phone: (617) 423-0750 Fax: (617) 482-2717 Span is a reintegration counseling program for individuals with criminal histories who are being released from or are post-release from a state or county correctional facility.   Offender Reentry Program Hampden County Correctional Center 627 Randall Road Ledlow, MA 01056 Phone: (413) 547-8600 The Offender Reentry Program provides academic, vocational and transitional support services to incarcerated people before and upon their release.   The Friends of the Shattuck Shelter 170 Morton Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 Phone: (617) 983-0351 Website: www.shattuckshelter.org Greater Boston's largest employment service for individuals and families facing homelessness, including individuals with criminal histories.   Mount Moriah Baptist Church 24 Pleasant Street Brockton, MA 02301 Contact: Reverend Eugene Neville Phone: (508) 588-0833, ext. 101  Mount Moriah Baptist Church (Mt. Moriah) and the Brockton, Massachusetts, Weed and Seed Initiative have developed an innovative program to reduce the rates of recidivism of young offenders returning to Brockton through pre-release counseling, family visits, and post-release supervision, including "ride-alongs" with state parole officers. Mt. Moriah works in partnership with the Plymouth County District Attorney's Office, Massachusetts State Parole, Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) and the Plymouth County Sheriff's Office. Nearly 500 offenders return to Brockton annually from the Plymouth House of Corrections.   Lawrence Correctional Alternative Center Essex County Correctional Facility and Sheriff's Headquarters 20 Manning Avenue Middleton, MA 01949 Phone: (978) 750-1900 The CAC has the capacity to house 290 offenders.  Violent criminals and sex offenders are ineligible for placement.  Offenders are assigned through a classification process conducted at the Middleton House of Correction. Programs offered include: SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT COMMUNITY FOR OFFENDERS (SATCO) ANGER MANAGEMENT ALTERNATIVES TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND ABUSE (ATV) ADULT BASIC EDUCATION   Catholic Charities Refugee and Immigration Services 75 Kneeland Street 8th Floor Boston, MA 01773 Phone: (617) 451-7979 Fax: (617) 629-2246 Intake Phone: (617) 451-7979 Website: http://www.ccab.org Counties Served: Middlesex, Suffolk Case Types: Immigration Case Restrictions: Low income client (earning not exceeding 200% of the Federal poverty guideline for the appropriate family size).       MICHIGAN Michigan Works Phone: (800) 285-WORKS Website: www.michiganworks.org Project Transition 16260 Dexter Detroit, MI 48221 Phone: (313) 862-3400 Transition of Prisoners, Inc. P.O. Box 02938 Detroit, MI Phone: (313) 875-3883 Website: www.topinc.net   Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit Employment Development Services  New Start Employment and Training Project  Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit  3111 Grand River Avenue  Detroit, MI 48208  Phone: (313) 964-3900, ext 406  Website: www.goodwilldetroit.org    Women Arise - PROVE Project 13100 Averhill  Detroit, MI 48215  Phone: (313) 331-1800  Fax: (313) 331-8797 PROVE (Post-Release Opportunities for Vocational Education) was created by a community-based program with funds from a federal lawsuit brought by women prisoners in Michigan. The participants, formerly incarcerated women, receive educational/vocational assessment, assistance in meeting educational and/or vocational goals and obtaining employment. PROVE provides monthly peer meetings, counseling, parenting classes, tutoring, grade monitoring, educational advice and application assistance.   70 x 7 Life Recovery 340 104th Avenue Holland, MI  49423 Phone: (616) 395-2600 Email: roxannah@ridgepoint.org Job Readiness, Nurturing Church, Nurturing church w/Recovery Groups, ReEntry Help Center, Substance Abuse - Group, Vocation Training   Abundant Life Ministries 1725 Division Avenue South Grand Rapids, MI  49507 Phone: (616) 248-4124 Email: apostle@ablm.org Website: www.ablm.org Basics - Clothing, Basics - Emergency Food, Case Work, Counseling, Education - Services, Education - Tutoring, Job Readiness, Men's Support Group, Mentoring, Nurturing Church, Nurturing church w/Recovery Groups, ReEntry Help Center, Social/Friendships, Vocation Training, Women's Issues, Women's Support Group   Advocacy, Re-entry, Resources & Outreach 703 West Mapel Street Lansing, MI  48906 Email: maria@nwlansing.org Basics - Clothing, Basics - Emergency Food, Basics - Help with Identification, Counseling - Mediation Services, Family Restoration, Health Insurance Help, Social/Friendships   Alpha Prison Ministries P.O. Box 9216 Grand Rapids, MI  49509-0216 Phone: (616) 538-4090 Email: alphapm@juno.com Website: www.alphapm.org Alternate Housing for Adult Males Only, Basics - Clothing, Basics - Emergency Food, Counseling, Housing - Apartments, Mentor - Adult Males, Mentoring   Alternative Directions 1706 Division Avenue South Grand Rapids, MI  49507-1604 Phone: (616) 245-4346 Alternate Housing for Adult Males Only, Case Work, Probation Adult Community Supervision, ReEntry Help Center   City Rescue Mission of Saginaw P.O. Box 548 Saginaw, MI  48606 Phone: (989) 752-6051 Email: info@rescuesaginaw.org Website: www.rescuesaginaw.org Basics - Clothing, Basics - Emergency Food, Case Work, Counseling, Counseling - Parenting Classes, Emergency Shelter, Recovery/Relapse Program, ReEntry Help Center, Substance Abuse - Group, Substance Abuse Treatment Program, Vocation Training, Women's Issues, Women's Support Group   Community Recovery 2340 Dean Lake Avenue Northeast Grand Rapids, MI  49505 Phone: (616) 361-6014, ext. 12 Email: cherie@commrecovery.com Website: www.commrecovery.com Counseling, Facilitator, Men's Support Group, Nurturing church w/Recovery Groups, Recovery/Relapse Program, ReEntry Help Center, Substance Abuse - Group, Volunteer, Women's Support Group   Criminal Justice Chaplaincy 207 Fulton Street East Grand Rapids, MI  49503-3210 Phone: (616) 454-4925, ext. 12 Email: cfcministry@sbcglobal.net Basics - Clothing, Basics - Help with Identification, Basics - Transportation, Case Work, Counseling, Job Readiness, Mentor - Adult Females, Mentor - Adult Males, Mentoring, Other, ReEntry Help Center, Restorative Justice Community   Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries P.O. Box 312087 Detroit, MI  48231-2087 Phone: (313) 993-4700 Website: www.drmm.org Alternate Housing for Adult Both Males/Females, Basics - Clothing, Basics - Emergency Food, Basics - Household Furnishings/Furniture, Case Work, Children/Youth Assistance-the Invisible Victims, Counseling, Counseling - Domestic Violence Services, Counseling - Mental Health Treatment, Education - Services, Education - Tutoring, Emergency Shelter, Grants, Housing - Apartments, Job Readiness, Men's Support Group, Mentoring, Recovery/Relapse Program, ReEntry Help Center, Substance Abuse - Group, Substance Abuse Treatment Program, Vocation Training, Women's Issues, Women's Support Group   Don Bosco Hall 2340 Calvert Street Detroit, MI  48206-1560 Phone: (313) 869-2200 Email: csmall@donboscohall.org Website: www.donboscohall.org Case Work, Children/Youth Assistance-the Invisible Victims, Counseling, Counseling - Mental Health Treatment, Education - Services, Education - Tutoring, Family Restoration, Job Readiness, Other, ReEntry Help Center, Substance Abuse - Group, Vocation Training   Exodus Ministries-Hope Network 781 36th Street Southeast Grand Rapids, MI  49548 Phone: (616) 248-5160 Website: www.hopenetwork.org/join/howReceive.asp Case Work, Counseling, Education - Services, Employer, Job Readiness, Men's Support Group, Recovery/Relapse Program, ReEntry Help Center, Vocation Training   Family Network of Wyoming 2575 28th Street Southwest Suite A Wyoming, MI  49519 Phone: (616) 885-9919 Email: garylemke@peoplepc.com Basics - Emergency Food, Basics - Household Furnishings/Furniture, ReEntry Help Center Specialty Services - Physically Disabled   Gateway To Glory P.O. Box 863 Sterling Heights, MI  48311-0863 Phone: (586) 978-1031 Email: contact@gateway2glory.org Alternate Housing for Adult Males Only, Basics - Clothing, Job Readiness, Men's Support Group, Mentor - Adult Males, Mentoring, Nurturing Church, Nurturing church w/Recovery Groups, Social/Friendships   Heartline (Lutheran Social Services of MI) 8201 Sylvester Street Detroit, MI  48214-1131 Phone: (313) 923-4200 Email: mwhit@lssm.org Website: http://www.lssm.org/LSSM/Page.aspx?pid=236 Heartline provides a supportive, caring, disciplined environment for women on probation or making a transition from prison   Innocent! 20 West Muskegon Avenue Muskegon, MI  49440 Phone: (231) 728-7225 Email: thedouger@chartermi.net Website: www.aboutinnocent.org A Christian-based non-profit organization, refers prison inmates and their families to a national network of Innocence organizations following receipt and review of claims of wrongful conviction.   New Hope Baptist Church 130 Delaware Street Southwest Grand Rapids, MI  49507-1051 Phone: (616) 452-4278 Email: krcurrys@yahoo.com Website: www.newhopegr.org Advocacy - Legal Assistance, Basics - Emergency Food, Basics - Help with Identification, Children/Youth Assistance-the Invisible Victims, Counseling - Parenting Classes, Department of Corrections, Education - Tutoring, Facilitator, Job Readiness, Men's Support Group, Mentor - Adult Males, Mentoring, Ministry Development, Nurturing church w/Recovery Groups, Resource Recruitment, Social/Friendships, Volunteer, Women's Support Group   New Paths, Inc 765 East Hamilton Flint, MI  48505 Phone: (810) 233-5340, ext. 108 Website: www.newpaths.org New Paths is a community corrections program established in 1979 to serve as an alternative for jail or prison bound adult males of non-violent nature and offense.   Open Door Ministries P.O. Box 1614 Midland, MI  48641-1614 Phone: (989) 835-2291 Website: http://www.opendoormidland.org/ The Open Door is a Christian Homeless Crisis Shelter, Soup Kitchen, Jail/Prison ministry. Coffee House, Alcoholics for Christ programs and Prisoner Aftercare ministry near downtown Midland.   Orchard grove jail prison ministry 850 Ladd Road, Building C Walled Lake, MI  48390 Phone: (248) 250-4043 Email:ojgailprisonministry@gmail.com Advocacy, Basics - Clothing, Basics - Food Pantry, Basics - Household Furnishings/Furniture, Basics - Transportation, Counseling, Counseling - Addiction Services, Counseling - Parenting Classes, Facilitator, Mentoring, Ministry Development, Nurturing Church, Nurturing church w/Recovery Groups, Recovery/Relapse Program, Women's Issues, Women's Support Group   Roman Catholic Diocese of GR - Prison/Jail Ministry 360 Division Avenue South  Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4501 Phone: (616) 475-1255 Fax: (616) 551-5631 Contact: Judith Granstrom, Program Director Email: jgranstrom@dioceseofgrandrapids.org Website: http://www.dioceseofgrandrapids.org/Faith_Action/Pages/Faith_Action.aspx Transition of Prisoners, Inc (TOP) 40 Hague Street, Suite 200 P.O. 02938 Detroit, MI  48202 Phone: (313) 875-3883 Fax: (313) 875-3886 Contact: Joseph Williams, CEO Email: joewilliams_top@msn.com General Email: newcreations@nccoinc.org Website: www.topinc.net Case Work, Ministry Development, ReEntry Help Center, Resource Recruitment The mission of New Creations Community Outreach (NCCO), Inc. is to encourage, train and support local churches in building their capacity to more effectively minister to disadvantaged individuals and families. New Creations Community Outreach is committed to becoming a global leader in the effort to transform the lives of disadvantaged individuals and families, especially prisoners, ex-prisoners in transition, and their families, but encouraging, training, and supporting local churches in more effective ministry efforts.   Corporation for Supportive Housing 10327 East Grand River Avenue, Suite 409 Brighton, MI 48116 Phone: (810) 229-7712  Fax: (810) 229-7743 Grand Rapids Office:  (616) 459-8852 Detroit Office: (313) 963-6883 Email: mi@csh.org Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative Grantees Phone: (517) 335-1388 Contact: Julie DeRose The Michigan Family Independence Agency (FIA) will focus efforts on reducing the rate of recidivism among 670 juvenile offenders released to five counties: Jackson, Muskegon, Genesee, Wayne, and Berrien. Through the Juvenile Reentry Project, the FIA will partner with various service agencies to address recidivism, substance abuse, and physical and mental health issues and to support workforce participation, housing, family reunification, faith-based issues, and mentoring.   Michigan Family Independence Agency Phone: (517) 335-3541 Contact: Jeanette Scroggins The Michigan Family Independence Agency (FIA) will focus efforts on reducing the rate of recidivism among 670 juvenile offenders released to five counties: Jackson, Muskegon, Genesee, Wayne, and Berrien. Through the Juvenile Reentry Project, the FIA will partner with various service agencies to address recidivism, substance abuse, and physical and mental health issues and to support workforce participation, housing, family reunification, faith-based issues, and mentoring   Career Works 1200 East McNichols Highland Park, MI 48203 Phone: (313) 867-3500, ext. 215 CareerWorks, a minority-owned and managed company, provides education, hands-on training, and job placement services to Detroit city residents ages 18-21 to enable them to compete for employment opportunities and reach their full potential. Services are customized to meet the specific needs of the students, local businesses, and industry.   C.O.P.E. (Career Opportunities Planning for Employment) Flint Public Library 1026 East Kearsley Street Flint, Ml 48502 Phone: (810)232-7111 C.O.P.E. provides employment and career education and information about college financial aid.   Cornerstone 833 Lake Drive Southeast Grand Rapids, MI 49506 Phone: (616) 336-3909 This program provides both assessment and referrals for mental health counseling and a walk-in crisis clinic. Fees are based on a sliding scale.   Crossroads East Learning Center 14641 East Jefferson Detroit, MI 48125 Phone: (313) 822-1660 The Crossroads East Learning Center is designed for young adults seeking clerical, business, light industry, or human services jobs. To be eligible, a youth must have a high school diploma or GED and be at least 18 years old. The center offers job counseling, job seeking skills workshops, and classes in skills assessment, business math and English, introduction to computers/word processing, personal finance, and basic job skills. Classes run from 6 to 12 weeks. Applicants are requested to call between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. for an appointment.   Detroit Public Library Career and Employment Information Center Main Library 5201 Woodward Detroit, MI 48202 Phone: (313) 833-4251 Website: www.detroit.lib.mi.us/ceic/ The Detroit Public Library Career and Employment Information Center provides interest assessment and career information. The center's trained personnel can assist in writing résumés (by appointment). The center's staff also assists in locating community services such as food pantries, legal aid, healthcare, and support groups and offers referrals for job training, vocational counseling, and childcare.   Detroit Urban League, Inc. 208 Mack Avenue Detroit, MI 48201 Phone: (313) 832-4600 Website: www.detroiturbanleague.org The Detroit Urban League provides employability skills training; education services (including substance abuse prevention); and referrals for job training, health services, crisis counseling, and housing. The League also conducts a special program to help men and women 55 years or older with employment training and placement.   FOCUS: Hope Skilled Machinist Institute 1200 Oakman Boulevard Detroit, MI 48238-2998 Phone: (313) 494-4300 FOCUS is a Detroit program that organizes classes and offers training in precision machining and metal working. It also provides job counseling/placement and on-the-job training. Infant/toddler care, preschool education, and before-school and afterschool programs are available for the children of FOCUS workers and trainees. To be eligible, potential enrollees must have a GED or high school diploma. An assessment test, interview, and drug screening are also required for admission.   Jobs Central 711 North Saginaw, Suite 222 Flint, Ml 48503 Phone: (810) 233-5627 Jobs Central provides employment and training services for low-income and dislocated workers in the Genesee and Shiawaissee County areas of Michigan. Its services include vocational and on-the-job training and classes in basic remedial skills and job seeking skills. Some supplemental services are also available.   Willard Library Job Information Center Seven West Van Buren Battle Creek, MI 49017 Phone: (616) 968-8166 The Willard Library Job Information Center provides free career-interest assessment and career information, résumé guides, study materials, directories, typewriters, and word processors. The library also provides access to the Automated Labor Exchange (ALEX), a jobs database that lists job openings in Michigan and nationwide, including federal civil service jobs.     National Hire Network - Michigan Website: http://www.hirenetwork.org/admin/clearinghouse.php?state_id=MI Job resources, useful information and contacts for people with criminal records.   Unfair Appearance in Sex Offender Databases Michigan Website: http://articles.directorym.com/Unfair_Appearance_in_Sex_Offender_Databas...   If you are listed on a sex offender database because of an act that is now legal, here's how to get your name off. This article also covers how public access to sex offender databases works and why this information is open to the public.     MINNESOTA InnerChange Freedom Initiative Lino Lakes Correctional Facility 7525 4th Avenue Lino Lakes, Minnesota 55014 Phone: (651) 717-6726         Fax: (651) 717-6725 Contact: Holly Wicklund, Director Email: holly_wicklund@pfm.org Minnesota IFI Director:John Byrne Reentry Manager: Richard DeYoung Website: http://www.ifiprison.org/state-programs/minnesota Operates re-entry program for male prisoners upon release; provides resources to prisoners and families of prisoners MCF-Lino Lakes is a medium security facility. The program gives preference to offenders nearing release but is also available for offenders with longer sentences. Reentry programming is tailored to meet individual release plans for members including transfer to minimum, half-way or parole. Located at the Lino Lakes Correctional Facility on the North edge of the Twin Cities, the program started the first class of 47 men in July 2002 and has capacity for up to 200.   180 Degrees Inc 236 Clifton Avenue South Minneapolis, MN  55304 Phone: (612) 813-5000 Email: jake@180degrees.org Website: http://www.180degrees.org Alternate Housing for Adult Males Only, Counseling, Counseling - Case Management, Department of Corrections, Facility Based (Inside) Reentry Program, Housing - Transitional with Support, Housing with Meals, Spec Services - Ex-offender   Amicus, Inc. 15 South 5th Street, Suite 1100 Minneapolis, MN 55402-1062 Phone: (612) 348-8570 Fax: (612) 348-6782 Email: staff@amicususa.org Website: http://www.amicususa.org/ Amicus is a Minnesota not-for-profit organization with over 41 years of experience in improving public safety by helping inmates and ex-offenders through positive relationship-building, restorative justice practices and individualized transition services. Through innovative programming, Amicus helps inmates and ex-offenders reshape their lives, reach their goals, and make successful transitions from prison into the community. All of the Amicus programs are relationship-based, community-driven, culturally specific and outcome-oriented. Advocacy, Housing - Residential Homes, Job Readiness, Other, Substance Abuse Treatment Program sufficient upon release.   Project Re-Entry 1001 East Lake Street  Minneapolis, MN Phone: (612) 721-8687 Website: www.gmcc.org   Corporation for Supportive Housing Minnesota Program Corporation for Supportive Housing 2801 21st Avenue South, Suite 230 Minneapolis, MN 55407 Phone: (612) 721-3700 Contact: George Stone, Program Director Email: mn@csh.org National Hire Network Minnesota Website: http://www.hirenetwork.org/admin/clearinghouse.php?state_id=MN Highly useful website with links, information, and resources on employment, reentry, criminal records, legal services, probation, parole and more.   Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights Refugee & Asylum Project 310 4th Avenue South, Suite 1000 Minneapolis, MN 55415-1016 Phone: (612) 341-3302 Fax: (612) 341-2971 Intake Phone: (612) 341-9845 Website: http://www.umn.edu/humanrts/mnadvocates Counties Served: Statewide Case Types: Immigration, Individual Rights Other Case Types: Asylum Case Restrictions: Legitimate asylum claim Minnesota - MNATSA (Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers) P.O. Box 19060 Minneapolis, MN 55419 Phone: (612) 868-0503 Contact: Michael D. Thompson, M.S.W., Psy.D. Email: info@drmichaelthompson.com Website: www.mnatsa.org University of Minnesota Program in Human Sexuality Website: http://www.med.umn.edu/fm/phs/about/home.html The Program in Human Sexuality is one of the largest clinical, teaching, and research institutions in the world specializing in human sexuality. A unique sexual offender treatment program with a proven record of success and low recidivism. Center for Sex Offender Management The highly collaborative agent/therapist treatment model for adult and juvenile sex offenders has been in place since 1985.  Programming includes outpatient sex offender treatment, aftercare treatment, offender support groups, supervision groups, education classes for offenders and classes to educate family, friends and other support persons of offenders.  Day Treatment for developmentally disabled sex offenders is also offered through collaboration with Olmsted County Social Services and a local treatment provider.  Residential placement for DD offenders is offered through collaboration with REM group homes.  All treatment for sex offenders includes group treatment, individual therapy, family sessions (as needed) and the polygraph.   Dodge County 22 6th Street East Department 252 Mantorville, MN 55955 Fax: (507) 635-6194 Fillmore County P.O. Box 33 Preston, MN 55965 Fax: (507) 765-5440 Olmsted County 151 4th Street Southeast Rochester, MN 55904 Phone: (507) 328-7200 Fax: (507) 328-7953        MISSISSIPPI Goodwill Industries of South Mississippi, Inc.  2407 31st Street  Gulfport, MS 39501  Phone: (228) 863-2323  Fax: (228) 863-5621  Website: www.members.aol.com/goodwillsms   WIN Job Centers P.O. Box 849 Jackson, MS Phone: (601) 359-9250   Mississippi Prison Industries Corp.  663 North State Street  Jackson, MS 39202  Phone: (601) 969-5760  Fax: (601) 352-5765    Mississippi Employment Security Commission 1502 West Capitol Street P.O. Box 1699 Jackson, MS 39215 Phone: (601) 961-7424 Federal Bonding Program Mississippi Employment Security Commission P.O. Box 1699 Jackson, MS 39215 Phone: (601) 961-7466 Fax: (601) 961-7516 The Federal Bonding Program provides fidelity bonding insurance coverage to individuals with criminal histories and other high-risk job applicants who are qualified, but fail to get jobs because regular commercial bonding is denied due to their backgrounds.   Criminal Record Repository Mississippi Criminal Information Center Records Division P.O. Box 958 Jackson, MS 39205 Phone: (601) 933-2600 Website: http://www.dps.state.ms.us/dps/dps.nsf/main?OpenForm This is the agency individuals may contact to obtain a copy of their state rap sheet and learn about the process of sealing, expunging or cleaning it up. The criminal record repository can also tell the individual who else is legally entitled to have access to his or her record.   Work Release Program Mississippi Department of Corrections 723 North President Street Jackson, MS 39202 Phone: (601) 359-5618 
Website: www.mdoc.state.ms.us   Pre-Release Program Mississippi Department of Corrections 732 North President Street Jackson, MS 39201 Phone: (601) 359-5600 Website: www.mdoc.state.ms.us   Goodwill Industries of South Mississippi, Inc. 2407 31st Street Gulfport, MS 39501 Phone: (228) 863-2323 Fax: (228) 863-5621 Website: www.members.aol.com/goodwillsms Goodwill Industries provide training, skill development and work opportunities for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment.   Goodwill Industries of Mississippi, Inc. 104 East State Street Ridgeland, MS 39157 Phone: (601) 853-8110 Fax: (601) 853-8113 Website: www.goodwill.org/states/ms/jackson Goodwill Industries provide training, skill development and work opportunities for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment.   MISSISSIPPI-CURE (Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants) P.O. Box 1181 Corinth, Ms. 38835 Toll free: (877) 819-9663 Email: administration@mississippicure.org Website: www.mississippicure.org This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it CURE (Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants) is a membership organization of families of prisoners, prisoners, former prisoners and other concerned citizens.CURE's two goals are(1) to use prisons only for those who have to be in them (2) and for those who have to be in them, to provide them all the rehabilitative opportunities they need to turn their lives around.   Unfair Appearance in Sex Offender Databases Mississippi Website: http://articles.directorym.com/Unfair_Appearance_in_Sex_Offender_Databas... If you are listed on a sex offender database because of an act that is now legal, here's how to get your name off. This article also covers how public access to sex offender databases works and why this information is open to the public.       MISSOURI Agape House 810 East High Jefferson City, MO 65101 Phone: (573) 636-5737 Contact: Linda Lamb, Manager Area Served: Jefferson City Provides overnight lodging for family and friends visiting inmates in area prisons. Also provides family reunification support.   Center For Women In Transition 2647 Ohio Street St. Louis, MO 63118 Phone: (314) 771-5207 Contact: Sr. Rose McLarney, Administrator Email: cwit@stlouis.missouri.org Agency Head: Sr. Rose McLarney, Administrator Area Served: St. Louis Provides information, referrals and volunteer mentors for women exiting incarceration. Provides advocacy for needs of children of offenders and alternative sentencing for women.   Criminal Justice Ministry Society of St. Vincent de Paul 100 North Jefferson St. Louis, MO 63103 Phone: (314) 881-6000 Fax: (314) 531-6712 Toll free: (877) 238-3228 Intake and Referral Line: (314) 531-SVDP, ext. 7837 Contact: Carleen Reck, Director Email: cjm99@earthlink.net Website: http://welcome.to/cjmstlouis Agency Head: Carleen Reck, Director Area Served: St. Louis The Criminal Justice Ministry of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, St. Louis Council, has the distinct and important mission of serving prisoners, victims, their families, ex-offenders, and others involved in the criminal justice system. The ministry, which was founded in 1979. Provides information, referrals, mentoring, public information and advocacy.   InnerChange Freedom Initiative Algoa Correctional Center 8501 No More Victims Road Jefferson City, MO 65101 Phone: (573) 634-2647         Fax: (573) 634-5194 Attn: Denise Tindle, Director Email: denise_tindle@pfm.org Website: http://www.ifiprison.org/state-programs/missouri Missouri IFI Director: Luke Cummings Reentry Manager: Marcus Reynolds Operates re-entry program for male and female prisoners upon release; provides resources to prisoners and families of prisoners The IFI unit at the Algoa Correctional Center in Jefferson City has a capacity of 96 men and the IFI Women's Unit in Vandalia has a capacity of 50 Both facilities are medium custody and preference will be given to those inmates who are approaching release within 18-24 months.   Let's Start 1408 South 10th Street St. Louis, MO 63104 Phone: (314) 241-2324 Contact: Cynthia Stevenson, Advocacy Coordinator Email: jtoben@icon-stl.net Agency Head: Jackie Toben, Director Area Served: St. Louis Provides support for women coming out of prison, their children, and the caregivers of their children. Also provides public education and advocacy.   Mending Hearts Recovery 219 North Henderson Cape Girardeau, MO  63701 Phone: (573) 332-7900 Email: mendinghearts@att.net Website: www.mendingheartsrecovery.org Alternate Housing for Adult Females Only, Basics - Clothing, Basics - Emergency Food, Basics - Help with Identification, Case Work, Counseling - Addiction Services, Counseling - Anger Management, Counseling - Case Management, Employment - Job Placement and Assistance, Housing - Recovery Homes, Housing - Transitional with Support, Mentor - Adult Females, Mentoring,Parole/Probation Resources, Recovery/Relapse Program, Social/Friendships, Spec Services - Substance Abuser, Women's Issues, Women's Support Group   Bishop Sullivan Center 6435 Truman Road Kansas City, MO  64126 Phone: (816) 231-0984 Website: http://www.bishopsullivan.org Advocacy - Legal Assistance Connections to Success  1431 North Kingsland Avenue St. Louis, MO  63133 Phone: (314) 333-4490 Email: kathylambert@charter.net Website: www.connectionstosuccess.org A holistic model designed to begin working an individual pre-release from prison through a Personal and Professional Development Class to create a life plan as they transition back to the community. The individual is matched with a success team (mentor team of 2-3 individuals) from the faith community to walk along beside them as they transition to the community. CtS works with job development & placement, retention follow-up, and assists the individual with their life plan, ie. housing, education, etc. The life plan, success teams, case managers and probation officers working in concert together to assist individuals adapt, become law-abiding citizens, rejoin families and retain employment. Let's Start 1408 South 10th Street St Louis, MO  63104 Phone: (314) 241-2324 Provide support for women coming out of prison, their children and the care-giving of the children. Also provide public education and advocacy. Federal Bonding Program Department of Economic Development  Missouri Division of Workforce Development  421 East Dunklin Street  P.O. Box 1087  Jefferson City, MO 65102  Phone: (573) 526-8217  Fax: (573) 522-9496 The Federal Bonding Program provides fidelity bonding insurance coverage to individuals with criminal histories and other high-risk job applicants who are qualified, but fail to get jobs because regular commercial bonding is denied due to their backgrounds. Missouri State Highway Patrol  Criminal Records Division  1510 East Elm Street  Jefferson City, MO 65101  Phone: (573) 526-6153  Fax: (573) 526-9382 Website: www.mshp.dps.missouri.gov/MSHPWeb/Root/index.html  This is the agency individuals may contact to obtain a copy of their state rap sheet and learn about the process of sealing, expunging or cleaning it up. The criminal record repository can also tell the individual who else is legally entitled to have access to his or her record. Pre-Release Program Missouri Department of Corrections  P.O. Box 236  Jefferson City, MO 65102  Phone: (573) 751-2389  Fax: (573) 751-4099 Website: www.doc.missouri.gov/  Post Release Transitional Program Missouri Department of Corrections  P.O. Box 236  Jefferson City, MO 65102  Phone: (573) 751-2389  Fax: (573) 751-4099  Website: www.doc.missouri.gov/  In Missouri there are two work release centers. These centers are not traditional centers in that residents have been granted parole release but require additional employment-related assistance. When a prisoner has been granted parole, he or she is transferred to a work release center. The individual leaves the facility on a daily basis to look for employment. When the person is stabilized, i.e. employed, housing secured, s/he is released to parole supervision. The work release centers are under the supervision of the Division of Parole and Probation, which is a part of the Department of Corrections. One Stop Career Centers Division of Workforce Development  Missouri Department of Economic Development  421 East Dunklin Street P.O. Box 1087  Jefferson City, MO 65102  Phone: (573) 751-3999  Fax: (573) 751-4088 Website: www.ded.state.mo.us/employment/workforcedevelopment    Employment Connection  400 Laclede Avenue St. Louis, MO 63108  Phone: (314) 652-0360, ext. 104  Website: www.employmentstl.org    Project COPE (Congregation-Offender Partnership Enterprise) 3529 Marcus Avenue  St. Louis, MO 63115  Phone: (314) 389-4804  Fax: (314) 389-4804 Email: office@projcope.org  Project COPE provides selected ex-offenders with community re-entry support by partnering them for one year with faith-based teams of volunteers. Through close personal relationships, these partnerships offer assistance in basic needs, job search, housing, health-care, counseling, substance abuse treatment and prevention, and financial counseling. Transitional housing is available for ex-offenders with no other housing plan.) Men and women in Missouri Department of Corrections facilities are eligible to apply and will be selected on merit without regard to type of crime or without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status. (Ex-offenders who are released and in the community are not eligible, as partnerships begin while an inmate is in the final months of incarceration.)   MISSOURI-CURE (Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants) P.O. Box 6034 Chesterfield, MO 63006 Phone: (816) 413-0186 Contact: Michelle Dodson Email: missouricure@hotmail.com  Website: www.MoCure.org   Missouri Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers President: Charlotte Neville, M.Ed.  Campus Counseling  500 East College Street  Marshall, MO 65340  Phone: (660) 831-4206 Fax: (660) 831-4071 Email: nevillec@moval.edu Website: www.moatsa.org Information on Missouri Sex Offender Registries Sex Abuse Treatment Alliance Website: http://www.satasort.org/index.php?page=registration-experiences-in-missouri   Unfair Appearance in Sex Offender Databases Missouri Website: http://articles.directorym.com/Unfair_Appearance_in_Sex_Offender_Databas...       MONTANA IMMIGRATION WEST, INC. Shahid Haque-Hausrath, Esq. 312 North Ewing Street, 2nd Floor Helena, Montana 59601 Phone: (406) 594-2004 Fax: (888) 594-2179 Toll-Free: (888) 595-2004 Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative Phone: (406) 444-4390. Contact: Karen Duncan The Montana Department of Corrections/Juvenile Corrections Division will increase community services for juvenile and young adult offenders coming from institutional mental health programs. The program will rely on aftercare coordinators to ensure that juvenile and young adult offenders make a smooth transition to the community. While the youth is still incarcerated, quarterly meetings that involve the offender's family in the reentry process will allow families to see the facility, understand the programs in which the offender is involved, and make a commitment to the offender's return to the community. The coordinators will focus on specific issues that have been problematic for some returning offenders, especially those on medication. The aftercare coordinator will also provide referrals to appropriate professionals and local decisionmakers for adequate provision and supervision of medications. The target population for this program will include youth (both male and female) committed to the Department of Corrections for offenses (homicide, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, felony theft, and arson) that would be felonies if the offender were an adult.   Montana Department of Labor and Industry P.O. Box 1728 Helena, MT Phone: (406) 444-2840 Website: www.dli.state.mt.us Federal Bonding Program Job Service Division  Montana Department of Labor and Industry  P.O. Box 1728  Helena, MT 59624  Phone: (406) 444-3480  Fax: (406) 444-3037  The Federal Bonding Program provides fidelity bonding insurance coverage to individuals with criminal histories and other high-risk job applicants who are qualified, but fail to get jobs because regular commercial bonding is denied due to their backgrounds. Criminal Record Repository Criminal Justice Information Services Bureau  Information Technology Services Division  Montana Department of Justice  303 North Roberts, Room 374  P.O. Box 201406  Helena, MT 59620  Phone: (406) 444-3625  This is the agency individuals may contact to obtain a copy of their state rap sheet and learn about the process of sealing, expunging or cleaning it up. The criminal record repository can also tell the individual who else is legally entitled to have access to his or her record.   Prison Industry Program Montana Correctional Enterprises  Montana Department of Corrections  300 Conley Road  Deer Lodge, MT 59722  Phone: (406) 846-1320 ext 2324  Fax: (406) 846-2957  Website: www.cor.state.mt.us/  Montana Correctional Enterprises (MCE) provides work and training, through vocational education classes, for more than 325 eligible inmates. MCE operates four programs, including employment in ranch industries, dairy industries, canning industries and the production of license plates, signs, furniture and upholstery manufacturing, as well as telemarketing, printing, and laundry services.   Work Release Program/Pre-Release Program Adult Community Corrections  Montana Department of Corrections  1539 11th Avenue  P.O. Box 201301  Helena, MT 59620  Phone: (406) 444-4913  Website: www.cor.state.mt.us/  The Adult Pre-release Unit is under the supervision of Adult Community Corrections which is one division of the Montana Department of Corrections. The unit contracts with five non-profit pre-release centers for housing, treatment and supervision of both male and female inmates. Inmates are expected to work in the community after their transfer to this unit. The Montana Department of Corrections has the authority to assign any inmate to community supervision, including placement in a pre-release center, after an administrative review by the department. 
Montana Job Service Centers Montana Job Source is a statewide electronic job application system and an employer job posting system. Montana Career Information System software (MCIS) is the state-based system of career information delivery. Local offices offer the following services: career assessment; counseling; educational opportunity center; Internet access; job application process; job referral; job registry; job search assistance workshops; job training; resource center; skill testing; unemployment insurance; and veteran's resources. A list of Job Service Centers is available at the following web site: www.jsd.dli.state.mt.us/level2/officelist.htm   Unfair Appearance in Sex Offender Databases Montana Website: http://articles.directorym.com/Unfair_Appearance_in_Sex_Offender_Databas... ·           If you are listed on a sex offender database because of an act that is now legal, here's how to get your name off. This article also covers how public access to sex offender databases works and why this information is open to the public.       NEBRASKA Nebraska Workforce Development Department of Labor South 16th Street Lincoln, NE Phone: (402) 471-3405, ext. 550 Website: www.dol.state.ne.us   IOWA/NEBRASKA INNOCENCE PROJECT Affilliated with Creighton University School of Law P.O. Box 24183 Omaha, NE 68124 Phone: (402) 341-7954 or (402) 896-1973 Contact: Tom Lustgraaf Legal Support   Federal Bonding Program Nebraska Workforce Development  550 South 16th Street  P.O. Box 94600  Lincoln, NE 68509  Phone: (402) 471-2693  Fax: (402) 471-3050  Website: www.nebraskaworkforce.com  ·        The Federal Bonding Program provides fidelity bonding insurance coverage to individuals with criminal histories and other high-risk job applicants who are qualified, but fail to get jobs because regular commercial bonding is denied due to their backgrounds.   Criminal Record Repository Nebraska State Patrol Headquarters  Criminal Identification Division  1600 NE Highway, #2  Lincoln, NE 68509  Phone: (402) 471-4545  Website: www.nsp.state.ne.us/findfile.asp?id2=174  ·        This is the agency individuals may contact to obtain a copy of their state rap sheet and learn about the process of sealing, expunging or cleaning it up. The criminal record repository can also tell the individual who else is legally entitled to have access to his or her record. Cornhusker State Industries  800 Pioneers Road Lincoln, NE 68502  Phone: (402) 471-1259  Website: www.corrections.state.ne.us/csi/about.html . Nebraska Workforce Development Career Centers Office of Workforce Services  Nebraska Workforce Development - Department of Labor  550 South 16th Street P.O. Box 94600  Lincoln, NE 68509  Phone: (402) 471-9948  Website: www.dol.state.ne.us  One-Stop Centers are also known as Nebraska Workforce Development Career Centers. Services offered include initial assessment of skill levels, aptitudes, abilities and supportive service needs, job search and placement assistance, follow-up including counseling for not less than one year following job placement, development of an employment plan, and pre-vocational services such as the development of communication and interviewing skills, punctuality, personal maintenance and professional conduct. Self help software, videos, computers, Internet access, fax and copier machines are also available.   Goodwill Industries, Inc. Goodwill Industries, Inc. prepares people for jobs and matches them with local employers. Services range from personal evaluation and office skills training to career counseling, childcare and transportation. Because each local community has different needs, programs and services vary from location to location.   Central Nebraska Goodwill Industries, Inc.  1804 South Eddy Street  Grand Island, NE 68802  Phone: (308) 384-7896  Fax: (308) 384-9231  Website: www.goodwill.org/states/ne/grand_island.htm    Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska, Inc.  2100 Judson Street  Lincoln, NE 68521  Phone: (402) 438-2022  Fax: (402) 438-2167 Website: www.lincolngoodwill.org    Goodwill Industries, Inc. Serving Eastern Nebraska & Southwest  1111 South 41st Street  Omaha, NE 68105  Phone: (402) 341-4609  Fax: (402) 341-3061 Website: www.goodwillomaha.com    Omaha Con-nections 4140 North 42nd Street  Omaha, NE 68111  Phone: (402) 451-1100  Toll free: (888) 286-6771         Fax: (402) 455-8898 Omaha Con-nections offers instruction in job readiness skills, survival skills and services for veterans who have criminal histories. They offer written/visual materials for use with pre-release populations. In addition, job development services are available. Referrals come from direct service providers as well as direct contact from prison visits. Staff is also available for training criminal justice programs on how to prepare individuals for re-integration to society.   ROCKY MOUNTAIN INNOCENCE CENTER Jensie Anderson, President Joshua Bowland, Staff Attorney 358 South 700 East, Box 235 Salt Lake City, UT 84102 Phone: (801) 581-4661  Website: www.westernprisonproject.org Attorneys, law professors and citizens working to free innocent prisoners. Legal Support for actual innocence claims only. Not restricted to DNA.           NEVADA NEVADA-CURE P.O. Box 467 Yerington, NV 89447 Phone: (775) 463-4884 Northern Nevada Contact: Pat Phone: (702) 655-6754 Southern Nevada Contact: Fae Contact: Pat Hines Email: Jphines854@aol.com General Email: info@nevadacure.org  Website: http://www.nevadacure.org/ Advocacy organization that works to reduce crime through criminal-justice reform and the rehabilitation of errants.    Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation  500 East Third Street  Carson City, NV 89713  Phone: (775) 684-0321  Website: www.detr.state.nv.us  Of interest to individuals with criminal histories who are looking for assistance in finding employment.   Criminal Record Repository Nevada Department of Public Safety  Nevada Highway Patrol  Records and Identification Bureau  808 West Nye Lane  Carson City, NV 89703  Phone: (775) 687-1600  Website: nvrepository.state.nv.us/  This is the agency individuals may contact to obtain a copy of their state rap sheet and learn about the process of sealing, expunging or cleaning it up. The criminal record repository can also tell the individual who else is legally entitled to have access to his or her record.   Work Release Program Nevada Department of Corrections  P.O. Box 7011  Carson City, NV 89702  Email: ndocinfo@ndoc.state.nv.us  Website: www.ndoc.state.nv.us/home.php  The restitution program allows inmates to work at jobs in the community and return to restitution centers to live and participate in programming. Participating inmates reimburse the state for the cost of their room and board, and pay restitution to the victims of their crimes. Participating inmates must meet the same requirements as minimum custody inmates, except that they must be within six months of probable release. The restitution center in Reno is a male facility. The center in Las Vegas houses both male and female inmates. Residential confinement, another community-based program, is under the supervision of the Division of Parole and Probation. Strict criminal history and behavioral criteria must be met for inmates to be assigned to residential confinement. In this program, inmates live in their residence and work in the community. When not at work or authorized appointments, inmates remain in their residence under electronic   Nevada JobConnect Website: http://detr.state.nv.us/es/es_office.htm Nevada JobConnect is charged with overseeing and providing workforce development services to employers and job seekers in Nevada. For employers, Nevada JobConnect offers recruiting, retention, training and retraining, and outplacement services, as well as valuable information on labor law and labor market statistics. For job seekers, Nevada JobConnect offers career development information, job search resources, training programs, and, as appropriate, unemployment benefits. Targeted populations may be eligible to receive intensive assistance to overcome barriers to employment.   Las Vegas Reentry Program 930 West Owens Avenue  Las Vegas, NV 89106  Phone: (702) 636-120, ext. 930 The Las Vegas Reentry Program assists participating inmates in Nevada state facilities who are three to six months away from release through referrals from criminal justice agencies, including the District Attorney, police, probation and parole, and walk-ins. Participants are provided with a psychological assessment, a life skills program, transitional assistance, and a variety of other services including employment service referrals to other agencies.   Ridge House, Inc. Ridge House  275 Hill Street, Suite 281  Reno, NV 89501  Phone: (775) 322-8941  Email: ridgehouse@aol.com  Ridge House offers a three-month residential substance abuse treatment program and an outpatient program that solely serves individuals with criminal histories and parolees recently released from prison. The residential program includes a six-week career-counseling program taught by an expert. The course involves an assessment process to help participants determine their strengths, role-playing to help raise self-confidence, classes on computers, resume writing, life skills training, and guidance on appropriate dress. Most program participants are referred to the program by caseworkers in the facilities or by parole officers. The program also offers applications in the facilities and does other outreach. At present, Ridge House operates facilities in seven locations, four in northern Nevada and three in the south. It is also looking to collaborate with organizations in rural areas and is very willing to share its formula with other organizations.   Transitional Living Communities 210 North 10th Street  Las Vegas, NV 89101  Phone: (702) 387-3131  Transitional Living Communities (TLC) has a variety of locations that assist clients with substance abuse problems, including one location, V2, which serves as a halfway house for individuals on parole, probation, and minimum supervision. TLC provides a 90-day substance abuse program that participants, other than at V2, are free to leave at any time. Participants are provided with inexpensive, transitional housing (negotiable at $90 a month and no cost up-front). TLC also offers job-seeking assistance. Participants in the V2 program must have jobs and the program works with a temp-to-perm staffing agency to help clients, although most clients have little trouble finding work.   EVOLVE  1971 Stella Lake Drive  Las Vegas, NV 89106  Phone: (702) 638-6371  702-638-6374 fax EVOLVE (Educational and Vocational Opportunities Leading to Valuable Experience) offers motivational counseling, case management, vocational education and job placement to individuals with criminal histories. Services available include resume preparation, interview techniques and mentorship. Treatment Centers for children and teenagers who have or are developing a sexual interest in younger children and for adults who have or are developing a sexual interest in children.   CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF SOUTHERN NEVADA Immigration Department 1511 North Las Vegas Boulevard Las Vegas, NV 89101 Phone: (702) 383-8387 Fax: (702) 385-7748 Charges nominal fee. Will represent respondents in asylum.   NEVADA HISPANIC SERVICES 3905 Neil Road  Reno, NV 89502  Phone: (775) 826-1818  Fax: (775) 826-1819         NEW HAMPSHIRE NEW ENGLAND INNOCENCE PROJECT 53 State Street Boston, MA 02109 Phone: (617) 305-6505 Email: coordinator@newenglandinnocence.org Website: www.newenglandinnocence.org Actual innocence, DNA only.  .   New Hampshire Department of Employment Security  32 South Main Street Concord, NH 03301  Phone: (603) 224-3311  Fax: (603) 228-4145  Website: www.nhes.state.nh.us/  Of interest to individuals with criminal histories who are looking for assistance in finding employment.   Federal Bonding Program New Hampshire Department of Employment Security  32 South Main Street Concord, NH 03301  Phone: (603) 228-4083  Fax: (603) 229-4321 The Federal Bonding Program provides fidelity bonding insurance coverage to individuals with criminal histories and other high-risk job applicants who are qualified, but fail to get jobs because regular commercial bonding is denied due to their backgrounds.   Criminal Record Repository New Hampshire Department of Safety  Division of State Police  Central Repository for Criminal Records  10 Hazen Drive  Concord, NH 03305  Phone: (603) 271-2538  Website: www.state.nh.us/  This is the agency individuals may contact to obtain a copy of their state rap sheet and learn about the process of sealing, expunging or cleaning it up. The criminal record repository can also tell the individual who else is legally entitled to have access to his or her record. . Community Corrections Shea Fram  REF 9  Iron Works Road  Concord, NH 03302  Phone: (603) 271-0424  Website: www.nh.gov/nhdoc/  There are three Community Corrections Centers in New Hampshire. The purpose of the Community Corrections Centers is to offer opportunities for offenders to transition to the community, to put together a solid parole plan, and to be reunited with their families. Programs include work release, money management, responsibilities toward re-socialization, counseling (on and off premises), cognitive problem solving, goal setting and parole plan preparation. Residents also participate in meetings where volunteers speak about such subjects as HIV/AIDS/STD's, rental laws, consumer credit, and programs for minorities. Participants are required to maintain employment, attend school, and/or participate in self-help programs.   New Hampshire Works New Hampshire Employment Security  32 South Main Street  Concord, NH 03301  Phone: (603) 665-1500 (Manchester only) or (800) 266-2252  Website: www.nhes.state.nh.us/centers/nhescenters.htm or www.nhworks.org  NH Works Center and New Hampshire Employment Security Resource Center are the one stop career centers in New Hampshire. There are 13 centers located across the state of New Hampshire. Staff is available to assist job seekers at each center, but most efforts for employment is self-generated. Computers, phones and fax machines are available at no charge. Computer software is available for resume writing, assessment tools, interview strategies, and how to search for jobs and educational opportunities. Internet access is also available.   Transformations Program New Hampshire Community Technical College/Laconia  379 Belmont Road  Laconia, NH 03246  Phone: (603) 524-3207  Fax: (603) 524-8084 Website: www.laconia.tec.nh.us  The Transformations Program is offered by the New Hampshire Community Technical College and has a mission to assist recently released offenders obtain employment by providing life skills, employment skills and job placement services.   NEW HAMPSHIRE-CURE (Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants) P.O. Box 3594 Nashua, NH 03061-3594 Phone: (603) 664-6952 Contact: Julien Olivier Email: JuOlivier@aol.com    New Hampshire Pro Bono Referral Program  112 Pleasant Street  Concord, NH 03301  Phone: (603) 224-6942  Fax: (603) 224-2910  Intake Phone: (800) 639-5290  Website: http://www.nhbar.org Counties Served: Statewide  Case Types: Bankruptcy, Consumer, Child Custody, Dissolution of Marriage, Domestic Violence, Education, Elder Law, Housing, Immigration, Individual Rights, Public Benefits, Real Estate, Termination of Parental Rights, Torts, Wills  Other Case Types: Federal income tax disputes  Case Restrictions: For most cases, we use the LSC financial guidelines. For tax cases, we apply the LITC guideliines of the project funder--the IRS--which are set at 250% of poverty.    New Hampshire - NHATSA (Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers) President: Kimberly Marsh, M.S.W. New Hampshire State Prison 281 North State Street  P.O. Box 14  Concord, NH 03301  Phone: (603) 271-7361  Email: Kmarsh@nhdoc.state.nh.us Website: http://nhatsa.org Unfair Appearance in Sex Offender Databases New Hampshire Website: http://articles.directorym.com/Unfair_Appearance_in_Sex_Offender_Databas... If you are listed on a sex offender database because of an act that is now legal, here's how to get your name off. This article also covers how public access to sex offender databases works and why this information is open to the public.       NEW JERSEY AFSC Criminal Justice Program 972 Broad Street Newark, NJ 07102 Phone: (973) 643-3192 Contact: Bonnie Kerness, Associate Director Website: www.afsc.org Agency Head: Michael Elsner, Director Area Served: New Jersey, Connecticut and New York Parent Organization: American Friends Service Committee Provides casework services including counseling to ex-prisoners and their families, advocacy on control unit issues, and a mentorship program for pre-adjudicated youth.   New Jersey Association on Correction (NJAC) 986 South Broad Street Trenton, NJ 08611 Phone: (609) 396-8900, ext. 19 Fax: (609) 396-8999 Email: jhemm@njaconline.org Website: http://www.njaconline.org/ Agency Head: James A. Hemm, Executive Director To promote social justice and human dignity in the policies and institutions which govern offenders and victims of crime through educational, legislative, and rehabilitative programs Provides transportation, parent education, information, referrals, case management, family reunification support, community residential program, public education, and advocacy. New Brunswick Office 143-145 Remsen Avenue 2nd Floor New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901 Phone: (732) 247-8333 Fax: (732) 247-8999 Reconciliation Ministries, Incorporated P.O. Box 901 Teaneck, NJ 07666 Phone: (201) 837-0190 Contact: Anne L. Hunt, Executive Director Email: rmincor@aol.com Agency Head: Anne L. Hunt, Executive Director Area Served: New Jersey Provides parent education, counseling, information, referrals, religious ministry, and family reunification support for offenders, their families and the caregivers of their children.   NJSuccess Website: www.njsuccess.org A website for those leaving prison: all New Jersey released prisoners who seek mental health counseling, LEGAL RESOURCES, or transitional and general health services in their regions. Search by map or by specific service requested to find the appropriate organization in your area. Associated with the Prisoner Self-Help Legal Clinic and the Prisoners' Resource Center of northern New Jersey. The NJSuccess site is a collaboration by the members of the Prisoners Self Help Legal Clinic and the Prisoners and their Families Project. The site is now a project of the New Jersey Association on Correction, created with financial support by the Fund for New Jersey. The Prisoners Self Help Legal Clinic The PSHLC is a cooperative, mostly volunteer, project of former prisoner paralegals, pro bono attorneys and law students and civil rights advocates who assist prisoners with pro se litigation (lawsuits in which they represent themselves) and share information about the law and its limits. The PSHLC celebrated its tenth anniversary in September 2002. The work on NJSuccess, although it is a new direction for us, is based on our commitment to self-sufficiency and peer support among those who have been prisoners. Contact us at admin@pshlc.org. The Prisoners and Their Families Project The Prisoners and their Families Project is designed to develop a coordinated, collaborative approach to services for prisoners, ex-prisoners and their families in the Newark, New Jersey area. The project is shared by the Department of Social Work at Rutgers University - Newark and the Department of Sociology at Bloomfield College. Contact us at NewarkSuccess@pshlc.org   Temple Hananeel Ministries  P.O. Box 240 Pennsauken, NJ  08110 Phone: (856) 761-6944 Email: rev2keith@yahoo.com Advocacy - Legal Assistance, Alternate Housing for Adult Both Males/Females, Basics - Clothing, Basics - Emergency Food, Basics - Help with Identification, Case Work, Counseling, Counseling - Parenting Classes, Education - Services, Education - Tutoring, Family Restoration, Housing - Apartments, Job Readiness, Men's Support Group, Mentor - Adult Females, Mentor - Adult Males, Mentoring, ReEntry Help Center, Social/Friendships, Substance Abuse - Group, Women's Issues, Women's Support Group   American Friends Service Committee - Newark Office 89 Market Street, 6th Floor Newark, NJ 07102 Phone:(973)643-1924 Fax:(973)643-8924 Email: MHernandez@afsc.org Website: http://www.afsc.org/nymetro/ Advocacy, Basics - Help with Identification, Case Work, Counseling, Education - Services, Emergency Shelter, Facilitator, Family Restoration, Job Readiness, Men's Support Group, ReEntry Help Center, Restorative Justice with Crime Victims, Social/Friendships, Women's Support Group   GoodFriends Mentoring Program 400 Supor Boulevard Harrison, NJ  07029 Phone: (973) 481-2300, ext274 Website: www.goodwillny.org Case Work, Counseling, Education - Services, Education - Tutoring, Family Restoration, Job Readiness, Mentor - Adult Females, Mentor - Adult Males, Mentoring, ReEntry Help Center, Social/Friendships, Volunteer   Paulsboro Community Development Center 1540 Swedesboro Avenue Paulsboro, NJ  08066 Phone: (888) 811-2129 Email: abf@sbcdc.org Website: www.sbcdc.org Basics - Clothing, Basics - Emergency Food, Basics - Help with Identification, Basics - Transportation, Case Work, Children/Youth Assistance-the Invisible Victims, Counseling, Counseling - Domestic Violence Services, Counseling - Parenting Classes, Education - Services, Education - Tutoring, Family Restoration, Housing - Apartments, Job Readiness, Men's Support Group, Mentoring, Ministry Development, Nurturing church w/Recovery Groups, Vocation Training   The New Jersey Association on Correction 986 South Broad Street Trenton, NJ Phone: (609) 396-8900   Offender Aid and Restoration of Essex County 535 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard Newark, NJ Phone: (973) 624-6610 Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative Grant Phone: (609) 984-4609 Contact: David Wolfsgruber The New Jersey State Parole Board will target offenders ages 14-24 who are returning to Essex and Camden Counties after completing a period of confinement with the New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission. The program will also target offenders ages 18-35 who have been released from the New Jersey Department of Corrections and are returning to Essex and Camden Counties. New Jersey's reentry program will include services such as job training and placement, educational services, substance abuse treatment, mental health treatment, restitution, housing assistance, community support, mentoring, counseling, aftercare, crisis intervention, life skills training, supervision, and intensive case management. For more information, read this grantee's workplans.   New Jersey Department of Labor P.O. Box 110  John Fitch Plaza, 13th Floor  Trenton, NJ 08625  Phone: (609) 777-2960  Website: www.state.nj.us/labor  Of interest to individuals with criminal histories who are looking for assistance in finding employment.   Federal Bonding Program NJ DOL Division of Employment & Training Services  P.O. Box 1055 John Fitch Plaza, 2nd Floor  Trenton, NJ 08625  Website: http://lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor/wnjpin/findjob/onestop/PastProblemsSolu... The Federal Bonding Program provides fidelity bonding insurance coverage to individuals with criminal histories and other high-risk job applicants who are qualified, but fail to get jobs because regular commercial bonding is denied due to their backgrounds.   Criminal Record Repository State Section of Identification  Records and Identification Bureau  New Jersey State Police  P.O. Box 7068  West Trenton, NJ 08628 Phone: (609) 882-2000, ext. 2311 or 2878  Fax: (609) 530-4856  Website: www.state.nj.us/lps/njsp/about/rid.html  This is the agency individuals may contact to obtain a copy of their state rap sheet and learn about the process of sealing, expunging or cleaning it up. The criminal record repository can also tell the individual who else is legally entitled to have access to his or her record.   Stabilization and Reintegration Program P.O. Box 130, Route 72  New Lisbon, NJ 08064  Phone: (609) 726-0804  The Stabilization and Reintegration Program, a program of the New Jersey Department of Corrections, is designed for men aged 18-30 who have committed a non-violent crime and do not have a serious history of violent crime (most participants have a three to five year sentence). Inmates stay in the program eight to 10 months before being placed on intensive parole supervision, electronic monitoring or in a halfway house. The program offers education, vocational training, and college classes, as well as substance abuse treatment. The facility is also involved in food preparation for the nearby Lisbon Development Center. Although most of the facility's boot camp aspects have been eliminated, some military structure and discipline do remain.   Residential Community Release Program Offices of Community and Drug Programs  Division of Programs and Community Services  New Jersey Department of Corrections  Whittlesey Road  P.O. Box 863  Trenton, NJ 08625  The Residential Community Release Program, sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Corrections, is only open to inmates in full minimum custody facilities who are approaching parole eligibility. Offenders who have been convicted of certain types of crimes including sex, violent, and weapons offenses are not eligible. Potential inmates first undergo either a 60 or a 90-day assessment, during which time their educational level and drug dependence level are examined, and they are put under observation. If inmates are found to be suitable for the program, they are placed in a work release program, in which they are expected to maintain a job or a residential drug program, offering a continuum of care. Some drug programs also require inmates to work as a component of treatment.   United Immigrants' Association 8420 Grand Avenue North Bergen, NJ 07047 Phone: (201) 869-5386   American Friends Service Committee - Newark Immigrant Rights Program 972 Broad Street, 6th Floor Newark, NJ 07102 Phone: (973) 643-1924 Fax: (973) 643-8924 Website: www.afsc.org/nymro/nyimrits.htm   One-Stop Career Center Website: www.wnjpin.net/oscc/index.html  One-Stop Career Centers are part of the New Jersey Department of Labor. They provide free employment counseling and job search assistance. A list of local one-stop centers is available on their website. The New Jersey Association on Correction The New Jersey Association on Correction  986 South Broad Street  Trenton, NJ 08611  Phone: (609) 396-8900  The New Jersey Association on Correction (NJAC) runs a number of criminal justice-focused residential facilities and resource centers.    Offender Aid and Restoration of Essex County 164 Clinton Avenue, Street 170  Irvington, NJ 07111  Phone: (973) 373-0100  Fax: (973) 373-0500 Offender Aid and Restoration (OAR) assists people with criminal records re-enter the community. In addition to helping clients acquire current forms of identification, OAR provides job development and placement services. Other services include transportation support and referrals for substance abuse treatment.   NEW JERSEY GARDEN STATE CURE (Citizens United for Rehabilitating Errants) P.O. Box 77116 Trenton, NJ 08628 Phone: (206) 350-6337 Fax: (206) 350-6337 Contact: Donna Brewer Email: info@GardenStateCure.org  Website: www.GardenStateCURE.org Newsgroup: GardenStateCURE@yahoogroups.com  New Jersey - NJATSA (Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers) President: Sean P. Hiscox, Ph.D.  Associates in Psychological Services, PA  25 North Doughty Avenue  Somerville, NJ 08876  Phone: (908) 526-1177, ext. 44  Fax: (908) 526-3139  Email: seanhiscox@embarqmail.com     NEW MEXICO NEW MEXICO-CURE (Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants) P.O. Box 543 Deming, NM 88031 Phone: (575)546-9003 Contact: Elena and Joe Bost Email: NMCURE@yahoo.com  NEW MEXICO INNOCENCE AND JUSTICE PROJECT 1117 Stanford Street Albuquerque, NM 87131 Phone: (505) 277-5265 Contact: April Land, Director Email: land@law.unm.edu Website: www.lawschool.unm.edu/student_organs/ijp/about.htm Actual innocence only, mostly DNA     Dismas House, Inc. P.O. Box 6101 Albuquerque, NM  87197 Phone: (505) 343-0746 Transitional housing program for men and women who are parolees from New Mexico prisons. Room board, utilities, laundry facilities and unlimited local phone calls are provided at an affordable cost for a maximum of 10 people at any given time. There is a multi-step admission process and a minimum 90-day supervised stay.   New Mexico Department of Labor  401 Broadway Northeast  Albuquerque, NM 87102  Of interest to individuals with criminal histories who are looking for assistance in finding employment. Federal Bonding Program New Mexico Department of Labor  401 Broadway Northeast, Fourth Floor  Albuquerque, NM 87103  Phone: (505) 841-8501  Fax: (505) 841-8467  The Federal Bonding Program provides fidelity bonding insurance coverage to individuals with criminal histories and other high-risk job applicants who are qualified, but fail to get jobs because regular commercial bonding is denied due to their backgrounds.   Criminal Record Repository Department of Safety  Attention Record Section  4491 Cerrilos Street P.O. Box 1628  Santa Fe, NM 87450  Phone: (505) 827-9181  This is the agency individuals may contact to obtain a copy of their state rap sheet and learn about the process of sealing, expunging or cleaning it up. The criminal record repository can also tell the individual who else is legally entitled to have access to his or her record.   Work Release Program New Mexico Department of Corrections  4101 Pan American Freeway Northeast Albuquerque, NM 87107  Phone: (505) 841-4289  Website: www.corrections.state.nm.us/  Work release is available to minimum-security inmates whose convictions are not classified as violent and who have one year or less to serve before parole eligibility.   Pre-Release Program New Mexico Department of Corrections  4101 Pan American Freeway Northeast  Albuquerque, NM 87107  Phone: (505) 841-4289  Website: www.corrections.state.nm.us/  Pre-release programming is offered to those inmates who are classified as minimum restricted and are eligible for release within a year but presently are not eligible to leave facility grounds. An Employment Development Plan is developed by the inmate with the assistance of correction staff. Documentation, such as social security cards, birth certificates, driver's license and GED certificate, is obtained, as well as vocational training certificates, assessment test results, etc. This documentation is placed in a portfolio the prisoner takes with him/her upon release. The pre-release program is not mandatory.   Post Release Transitional Program New Mexico Department of Corrections  4101 Pan American Freeway Northeast  Albuquerque, NM 87107  Phone: (505) 841-4289  Website: www.corrections.state.nm.us/  Job Training Division New Mexico Department of Labor  1596 Pacheco Street Santa Fe, NM 87502  Phone: (505) 827-6838  Fax: (505) 827-6812 Website: www.dol.state.nm.us/dol_jtd.html    Learn, Earn and Develop Success Families and Youth, Inc.  1320 South Solano  P.O. Box 1868  Las Cruces, NM 88001  Phone: (505) 556-1627  Fax: (505) 522-9017 Learn, Earn and Develop Success, a project of Families and Youth, Inc., works with adjudicated youth 16 to 21 years of age to provide job training and work experience. Referrals are received from the Probation Department and juvenile centers. The program consists of 180 hours paid work experience leading to permanent job placement, as well as assistance in setting educational and/or technical training goals.   New Mexico Citizens for Change Contact: Lloyd Swartz or Alice Benson Email: rs2477@cybermesa.com, Madalleyreport@aol.com Website: cfcnm.org New Mexico chapter of RSOL (Reform Sex Offender Laws). A nationwide network of sex offender rights and advocacy groups.   Unfair Appearance in Sex Offender Databases New Mexico Website: http://articles.directorym.com/Unfair_Appearance_in_Sex_Offender_Databas... If you are listed on a sex offender database because of an act that is now legal, here's how to get your name off. This article also covers how public access to sex offender databases works and why this information is open to the public.   David Braccialarghe P.O. Box 1388 Las Vegas, NM 87701 Phone: 454-2271   Fax: 454-2136 Email: braccialarghe@nmhu.mci.net A state funded residential treatment center for adolescent males 13-17 providing assessment and treatment for up to twenty-four months.   Jeffrey Koenigsberg, LMSW, CJSOC C.A.R.E. Unit New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute 3695 Hot Springs Boulevard Las Vegas, NM 87701 Phone: (505) 454-2259 Fax: (505) 454-2428 Email: jeffrey.koenigsberg@state.nm.us A state funded residential treatment center for adolescent males 13-17 providing assessment and treatment for up to twenty-four months. Sequoyah Adolescent Treatment Center Tom Hall, L.I.S.W., C.J.S.O.T.  Phone: (505) 344-4673, ext. 141 Evaluation and treatment of: adolescents/teenagers Languages: English Tom J. Hall, L.I.S.W., C.J.S.O.T. Phone: (505) 856-5191 Evaluation and treatment of: intellectually disabled adults Languages: English   Santa Fe Santa Fe Rape Crisis Center/PARE Program Denise Johnson, Ed.S.  Phone: (505) 988-1951 Languages: English Somos un Pueblo Unido 1804 Espinacitas Street Santa Fe, NM 87594 Phone: (505) 424-7832 Fax: (505) 438-8518 Email: somos@somosunpueblounido.org Promotores de Derechos P.O. Box 2061 Albuquerque, NM 87103 Phone: (505) 243-5911   NEW YORK 
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Osborne Association 809 Westchester Avenue Bronx, NY 10455 Phone: (718) 707-2684 Email: kimora@osborneny.org Website: www.osborneny.org We provide a broad range of treatment, education, and vocational services to currently or formerly incarcerated individuals, their children and other family members.   Rights for Imprisoned People with Psychiatric Disabilities 123 William Street, 16th floor New York, NY 10038 Phone: (646) 260-6575 Email: mdougherty@rippd.org Website: www.rippd.org RIPPD is a grassroots, social justice organization made up of currently and formerly incarcerated people with psychiatric disabilities and their family members.We are actively working toward the implementation of Pre and Post-Booking Jail Diversion.This includes Alternative to Incarceration programs and the existence of Community Intervention Teams within police precincts.   ACCESS/Argus Community, Inc. 760 East 160th Street Bronx, NY 10456 Phone: (718) 401-5700  ACCESS Program Information: (718) 401-5734 Hours of Operation: 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday Email: jschiller@arguscommunity.org Website: www.arguscommunity.org ACCESS/Argus Community, Inc. provides intensive case management for HIV+ people, including former inmates and their families with or without Medicaid. Services include case management, home visits, 24-hour availability, crisis intervention and short term counseling, and advocacy. The ACCESS program has a clinical case manager on staff who provides appropriate health referrals and conducts follow-up appointments/visits with individual clients.   The Fortune Society 29-76 Northern Boulevard Long Island City, NY 11101 Phone: (212) 691-7554 Website: www.fortunesociety.org The Fortune Society is a not-for-profit, community-based organization dedicated to supporting successful re-entry and promoting alternatives to incarceration. Founded in 1967, Fortune now serves approximately 3,500 men and women with criminal records each year through a strategic blend of culturally-competent services and pro-social mentoring. Direct services include counseling, housing, education, career development, substance abuse treatment, HIV-related health services, and lifetime aftercare, among many others. Approximately 80% of Fortune staff are persons of color and 70% are formerly incarcerated and/or have battled substance abuse problems. Fortune actively recruits staff with these life experiences to make clients feel more comfortable sharing their own experiences in a culturally-sensitive environment with people they can relate to and emulate. All services are free.   USAAdvocate 918 East Morris Avenue, Suite 5J New York, NY  10451-3475 Phone: (646) 712-8723 Email: USAAdvocateNL@aol.com Advocacy - Legal Assistance, Basics - Help with Identification, Basics - Public Benefits, Children/Youth Assistance-the Invisible Victims, Counseling, Counseling - Family Services, Counseling - Mediation Services, Counseling - Parenting Classes,Department of Corrections, Facilitator, Facility Based (Inside) Reentry Program, Family Restoration,Juvenile Resources for probation clients, Mentor - CRJMA, Mentor - Prison Fellowship, Mentoring, Ministry Development,Parole/Probation Resources, Restorative Justice Family Circles, Spec Services - Developmentally Disabled, Spec Services - Senior Citizen, Volunteer   Faith, Hope, Charity Ministries Intl., Inc. P.O. Box 123 Hyde Park, NY  12538 Email: ministerjohnson@optonline.net Website: www.fhcintl.org Basics - Clothing, Children/Youth Assistance-the Invisible Victims, Counseling,Department of Corrections, Education - Tutoring,Juvenile Community Supervision,Juvenile Resources for probation clients, Men's Support Group, Ministry Development   GTB SPEAKS 1200 William Street Buffalo, NY  14206 Phone: (716) 852-0346 Website: www.gtbspeaks.com Advocacy, Counseling, Facilitator, Mentor - Adult Females, Mentor - Adult Males, Mentor - CRJMA, Mentor - Juvenile Females, Mentor - Juvenile Males, Mentor - Prison Fellowship, Mentoring, Ministry Development, Nurturing church w/Recovery Groups,Parole/Probation Resources, ReEntry Help Center, Restorative Justice - P.A.C.T., Restorative Justice Community, Restorative Justice Family Circles, Restorative Justice with Crime Victims,Spec Services - Ex-offender   Community Project for Reintegration 166 Montague Street Brooklyn, NY  11201 Phone: (718) 422-2864 Advocacy - Legal Assistance Exponents, Inc. Case Management Connection 151 West 26th Street New York, NY  10001 Phone: (212)243-3434 Website: http://www.exponents.org Exponents is a 501(c)3 minority-led organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of individuals affected by drug addiction, incarceration, and HIV/AIDS. Serving clients from the entire New York City area, Exponents' programs assist individuals and their families through difficult transitions - from addiction to recovery, from incarceration to civilian life, and from welfare to work. Spanish also spoken   Developing Justice 621 DeGraw Street Brooklyn, NY  11217 Phone: (718) 237-2017 Fax: (718) 237- 5366 Email: fac@fifthave.org Website: www.fifthave.org The mission of Fifth Avenue Committee, Inc. (FAC) is to advance social and economic justice in South Brooklyn principally by developing and managing affordable housing and community facilities, creating economic opportunities, organizing residents and workers, providing student-centered adult education opportunities, and combating displacement caused by gentrification. Developing Justice provides walk-in support to individuals on parole, probation, or who have a pending criminal case, and also provides services to those who are presently incarcerated but nearing release and organizes regular Community Justice Workshops on a range of topics aimed at family members with loved ones in prison. Our overarching mission is to empower individuals as they re-integrate into the community and their family members by assisting with some of their most basic needs: meaningful and permanent employment, education and skills development, affordable housing and knowledge of one's rights.   New Hope Christian Fellowship 4615 Church Avenue Brooklyn, NY  11203 Phone: (718) 469-8900 Email: jrapley25@aol.com Services for people who have been formally incarcerated. Male and female regardless of crime committed. This includes case management, referrals, and job readiness workshops.   Project Greenhope - Halfway House 448 East 119th Street New York, NY  10031 Phone: (212)369-5100 Website: http://wwwprojectgreenhope.org A halfway house women offenders, serving both parolees and women referred by the courts. Services include counseling, life skills training, vocational and educational training, and job, housing referrals.   The Door - A Center of Alternatives 555 Broome Street New York, NY  10013 Phone: (212)941-9090 The Door's mission is to empower young people to reach their potential by providing comprehensive youth development services in a diverse and caring environment. Each year over 8,000 young people, most referred by their peers, come to The Door for primary health care, prenatal care and health education, mental health counseling, legal services, GED, ESL, tutoring and homework help, college preparation and computer classes, career development services and training, job placement, daily meals, arts, sports and recreational activities. The only criterion for Door membership is age (12-21). Of the 8,000 current members, the majority are between 17 and 20 years of age, with the average being 18. Most are African-American or Hispanic; a growing number are immigrants from China.   Wings for Youth, Inc. 358 Kosciuskzo Street Brooklyn, NY  11221 Phone: (917) 662-6405 Email: wingsforyouth@verizon.net CBO servicing at risk male, minority adolescents and youth, 12-24 years old in Brooklyn. Prison Prevention Program, School Based Intensive Case Management Program, Workforce Development Program. Mentoring, counseling, referrals, tutoring, crisis intervention, home visits, recreational activities, groups.   List of New York Higher Education based reentry initiatives Website: http://www.collegeinitiative.org/ci/reentry_resources/reentry_organizati... Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative Grant Phone: (518) 485-5307 Contact: David Aziz The New York State Department of Correctional Services will work with the Division of Criminal Justice Services, the State Division of Parole, the State Office of Mental Health, the New York City Mayor's Office, and the Center for Court Innovation to establish the Harlem Accountability and Reentry Project (HARP). HARP will provide reintegration services and enhance supervision to high-risk parolees ages 17-35 released from Department of Correctional Services' facilities who were either convicted of a violent felony offense or are repeat felons. The HARP project will serve 100-150 parolees annually who reside within the 23rd, 25th, 28th, and 32nd precincts of Manhattan. Approximately 60 days prior to release, eligible male inmates will be transferred to Sing Sing Correctional Facility, while female inmates will be transferred to a comparable downstate location convenient to Harlem. Prior to release from custody, HARP case managers, in partnership with the assigned parole team, will assess program participants and develop individualized reentry plans. On the day of release, HARP participants will appear before the Harlem Reentry Court to formally adopt the reentry plans. Participants will be required to remain in the program for at least 1 year, during which time they will receive comprehensive services and be closely monitored for compliance with their court orders. An array of sanctions and incentives will be used to respond to participants' infractions and achievements. Phone: (518) 474-7886 Contact: Sylvia Rowlands The New York State Office of Children and Family Services will target annually 60 male juvenile offenders who are released to the New York City Boroughs of Manhattan and the Bronx. Through the Back to Your Future Project, the office will partner with various service agencies to address the challenges of recidivism, substance abuse, and physical and mental health issues and to support workforce participation, housing, family reunification, faith-based issues, and mentoring. New York State Department of Labor State Campus, Building 12  Albany, NY 12240  Phone: (518) 457-2741  Fax: (518) 457-6908  Website: www.labor.state.ny.us/  Of interest to individuals with criminal histories who are looking for assistance in finding employment.   Federal Bonding Program New York State Department of Labor  Room 421  State Office Building Campus, Building 12  Albany, NY 12240  Phone: (518) 485-2151  Fax: (518) 457-2625  The Federal Bonding Program provides fidelity bonding insurance coverage to individuals with criminal histories and other high-risk job applicants who are qualified, but fail to get jobs because regular commercial bonding is denied due to their backgrounds.     Criminal Record Repository Record Review Unit  New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services  4 Tower Place  Albany, NY 12203  Phone: (518) 457-6051  Fax: (518) 457-6550  This is the agency individuals may contact to obtain a copy of their state rap sheet and learn about the process of sealing, expunging or cleaning it up. The criminal record repository can also tell the individual who else is legally entitled to have access to his or her record.   Center for Employment Opportunities  32 Broadway  New York, NY 10001  Phone: (212) 422-4430  Fax: (212) 422-4855  Website: www.ceoworks.org  The Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) provides rigorous pre-employment training, short-term work crew experience, and long-term job development services to prepare clients with criminal records entering permanent employment. CEO provides services to people with non-violent criminal histories who have completed New York State's Shock Incarceration program or who are on work release, parole, or probation.   Correctional Services Librarian  New York Public Library, Mid-Manhattan Branch  455 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10016  Phone: (212) 340-0971  Website: http://www.nypl.org/branch/services/connections/  The New York Public Library publishes Connections, a directory of organizations in New York City that assist people with criminal records with various services. Connections also includes a guide of necessary information for assisting individuals with criminal records find employment. The guide is regularly updated and can be ordered from the New York Public Library. Some of the information is also available online. A copy of Connections can be ordered by writing to: Institutional Library Services The New York Public Library 455 Fifth Ave. New York, NY 10016 (Non-New York State residents are asked to send $15 per copy to defray mailing costs. Checks should be made out to "The New York Public Library.")   Wildcat Service Corporation  17 Battery Place  New York, NY 10004  Phone: (212) 209-6000  Website: http://www.wildcatnyc.org/  Wildcat provides counseling and work programs for the hard-core unemployed, especially ex-addicts, individuals with criminal records, welfare mothers, and out-of-school youth. The three major work categories are clerical, construction, and maintenance. Jobs last up to 12 months. Clients must be referred by correctional programs or legal service providers.   STRIVE Central 240 East 123rd Street, 3rd Floor  New York, NY 10035  Phone: (212) 360-1100  Fax: (212) 360-5634 Email: strivehq@strivecentral.com  Website: http://www.strivenewyork.org/index.html  The core program at STRIVE consists of an intensive three-week attitudinal adjustment workshop. Emphasis is placed on the development of "soft skills" (e.g., work ethic, verbal and non-verbal communication techniques, appropriate attire for the workplace, and the spirit of cooperation and team-work, etc.). Participants in STRIVE must undergo a lengthy intake procedure that includes a personal interview before they are admitted. Although there are very few restrictions on who may apply for the program, many factors are taken into consideration before an individual is selected. Once participants have completed their training, STRIVE's job developers endeavor to match employers with the individuals in the graduate pool. Although placement opportunities are sought for graduates that offer benefits, skill development, and room for career advancement wherever possible, the main focus is to provide graduates with the beginning of a stable work history that can be built upon. Once an individual is placed, STRIVE offers follow-up services for two years. Lastly, STRIVE's On Site-Social Services Program (OSSP) provides a comprehensive social service program that offers case management, short-term counseling, crisis intervention, advocacy, information and referrals. OSSP also provides gender-specific individual and group activities to address barriers facing young men and women.   Exodus Transitional Community 161 East 104th Street, 4th Floor  New York, NY 10029  Phone: (917) 492-0990 Development: (212) 722-6037 Fax: (917) 492-8711 Email: exodusdev@aol.com  Website: http://www.etcny.org/  Exodus Transitional Community directly serves recently released people with criminal records and makes referrals for programs not offered in-house. Services offered include career counseling, employment workshops including interview techniques, resume writing, job referrals, housing referrals, mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment referral and Alternatives to Violence workshops.   ComALERT  Office of the District Attorney, King County  350 Jay Street Brooklyn, NY 11201  Phone: (718) 250-2665  Website: http://www.brooklynda.org/comalert/comalert.htm  ComALERT is a project of the Office of the District Attorney of Kings County. ComALERT acts in several capacities. One is a service broker, referring clients to various community partners for services such as employment/job development, vocational training; second it monitors the progress of clients in the program; third it acts in a mediation role between probation and social service agencies. It actively works in the community to enhance relationships between the community and the criminal justice system.   America Works, Inc. - Criminal Justice Program 575 8th Avenue, 14th Floor  New York, NY 10018  Phone: (212) 244-5627  Fax: (212) 244-5628 America Works, a for-profit job placement agency, assists hard-to-serve clients obtain employment in the private sector. In addition to addressing issues such as criminal records as a barrier to employment, America Works utilizes a supportive model including: job readiness; job placement; supported and/or unsubsidized work experience; case management; job retention services for at least 6 months in unsubsidized jobs; supportive services; and advancement services.   Women's Prison Association 110 Second Avenue New York, NY 10003  Phone: (212) 674-1163  Fax: (212) 677-1981 Email: info@wpaonline.org  Website: www.wpaonline.org  Women's Prison Association is an advocacy and direct service organization working directly with women involved in the criminal justice system. Services include an alternative to incarceration program, a family reunification residence and support services, reentry services, and a family preservation program, day program and permanent housing. WPA also houses the Institute on Women & Criminal Justice, a national center for dialogue, research and information about criminal justice-involved women, their families and communities.   Midtown Community Court/Times Square Ink 314 West 54th Street  New York, NY 10019  Phone: (646) 264-1338  Fax: (212) 664-7940 Website: www.timessquareink.org  Times Square Ink is an office services and computer skills training and placement program for individuals with criminal backgrounds who are looking to reenter the workforce. We provide training in a number of office-related skills, including computers (Microsoft Office, Internet); filing, faxing and copying; messenging; telemarketing; customer service; and mail room operations. Trainees are placed in meaningful employment in a wide array of industries depending on their skills and interests. We work with students until they have successfully found employment.   Eastern Suffolk Boces Educational Services SCCC-College-Marshall Building  533 College Road  Selden, NY 11784  Phone: (631)451-4220  Website: www.crdli.org/frame.html?searchTypeId=w&searchForm=rerout  Provides re-entry services and immediate subsistence aid to Suffolk County residents who have been incarcerated and who desire assistance, after release, in obtaining employment or continuing their education. Offers mentoring services to provide positive interaction with caring adult role models.   NEW YORK CURE (Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants) P.O. Box 1314 Wappinger Falls, NY 12590 Phone: (845) 298-7592 Email: Goluis52@yahoo.com  Website: www.bestweb.net/~cureny Leaders: George and Amy Oliveras Unfair Appearance in Sex Offender Databases New York Website: http://articles.directorym.com/Unfair_Appearance_in_Sex_Offender_Databas... If you are listed on a sex offender database because of an act that is now legal, here's how to get your name off. This article also covers how public access to sex offender databases works and why this information is open to the public.       NORTH CAROLINA Harriet's House P.O. Box 10347 712 West Johnson Street Raleigh, NC 27605 Phone: (919) 834-0666, ext. 235 Email: www.passagehome.org Website: www.passagehome.org Area Served: State of North Carolina Parent Organization: Passage Home, Inc. Harriet's House provides transitional housing for up to 24 months with Case management services to women leaving the prison system. Primary goal of the program is to re-unite mothers with their child/children while participants in the program are striving for self-sufficiency. This community re-entry program is totally voluntary and referrrals are made by the prison Social Workers.   NORTH CAROLINA CENTER ON ACTUAL INNOCENCE  Duke University School of Law  Durham, NC 27708  Prof. Richard Rosen  Phone: (919) 962-8505 Email: innocence_center@law.duke.edu  Website: www.law.duke.edu/innocencecenter  Investigation of claims of innocence for NC felonies with at least three years left in the sentence. Amy Elliott, Ph.D. 326 East Main Street Durham, NC  27701 Phone: (919) 560-0550 Email: aelliott@co.durham.nc.us Website: www.DurhamCounty.gov (select Criminal Justice Resource Center) A program for 16-18 year old who are referred to us through Adult Probation and Pre-Trial Services. We provide GED education plus counseling in Substance Abuse, Relationship Healing, and Employment Counseling. We use Restorative Practices to process wrong-doing in the program, and hope in the near future to be able to work through the court system to process some of these cases.   Women at Risk P.O. Box 7472 Ashville, NC  28802 Phone: (828) 252-2485 Website: http://www.wccj.org/womenatrisk.html The Women at Risk program offers therapy, case management, court advocacy, substance abuse treatment, domestic violence treatment program, and referrals.   Restoration House Ministry P.O. Box 3046 Monroe, NC 28111 Website: www.restorationhouses.org Restoration House reaches out to men and women who have been released from jails or who are homeless and offers them a support network to help them become productive members of society. Residents, who are required to attend church weekly, participate in Bible study and receive Christian mentoring. In addition to helping residents obtain birth certificates and identification cards needed to obtain employment, Restoration House helps residents find jobs and handle their finances.   North Carolina Division of Workforce Development  313 Chapanoke Road  Raleigh, NC 27699-4316  Phone: (919) 329-5230  Fax: (919) 329-5585  Website: http://www.nccommerce.com/en/WorkforceServices/  Of interest to individuals with criminal histories who are looking for assistance in finding employment.   Federal Bonding Program NC Division of Workforce Development  313 Chapanoke Road  Raleigh, NC 27699-4316  Phone: (919) 329-5230  Fax: (919) 329-5585  Website: http://www.nccommerce.com/en/WorkforceServices/FindInformationForEmployers/  The Federal Bonding Program provides fidelity bonding insurance coverage to individuals with criminal histories and other high-risk job applicants who are qualified, but fail to get jobs because regular commercial bonding is denied due to their backgrounds.   Criminal Record Repository North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation  Division of Criminal Information  407 North Blount Street  Raleigh, NC 27601  Phone: (919) 716-6725  Website: www.ncsbi.gov/offices/offices_specialops_ciis.jsp  This is the agency individuals may contact to obtain a copy of their state rap sheet and learn about the process of sealing, expunging or cleaning it up. The criminal record repository can also tell the individual who else is legally entitled to have access to his or her record.   Work Release Program North Carolina Department of Correction  831 West Morgan Street 4202 Mail Service Center  Raleigh, NC 27699  Phone: (919) 716-3700  Fax: (919) 733-8272  Website: www.doc.state.nc.us  To be eligible for the work release or study release program inmates must be classified as minimum security and be serving their final months of incarceration. They must also have exemplary disciplinary records. Participants pay room and board and are required to make child support payments and any court-ordered restitution.   Pre-Release Program Job Preparation for Offenders  North Carolina Department of Corrections  4262 Mail Service Center  831 West Morgan Street Raleigh, NC 27699  Phone: (919) 716-3097  Fax: (919) 715-5785 Website: www.doc.state.nc.us  Job Start is a prison-to-work transition program started in 2000 as a pilot program in five North Carolina prisons. Each pilot program follows a similar program but adaptations are made at each facility. Some aspects of the program have been standardized throughout the Department of Corrections, including the inmate portfolio system. When a person becomes incarcerated, a transition document envelope is placed in his or her Department of Correction official record. The envelope will contain documents that an inmate may enter the system with or obtains during incarceration such as diplomas, certificates of completion of programs, as well as vocational training. A social security card is obtained. Through an agreement with the Department of Motor Vehicles, recently released prisoners can present their social security cards and inmate photo ID card to obtain state photo ID. Case management is an integral part of the current programming effort for all inmates. This program is optional and each site determines its own selection criteria. All custody levels at facilities where Job Start is available may participate 12 to 18 months prior to release.   JobLink Career Centers North Carolina Department of Commerce  Division of Workforce Development  313 Chapanoke Road  4316 Mail Service Center  Raleigh, NC 27699-4316  Phone: (919) 329-5230  Fax: (919) 662-4770 Website: http://www.nccommerce.com/en/WorkforceServices  JobLink Career Centers are the one-stop career centers in North Carolina. These centers provide job seekers a single place to address their employment and training needs. Services include job listings, job placement, assessment, resume preparation, education and training assistance and referrals to other agency partners such as local community colleges, rehabilitation agencies, social services, and other partners.   Energy Committed to Offenders P.O. Box 33533  Charlotte, NC 28233 Phone: (704) 374-0762 Fax: (704) 374-1627 Energy Committed to Offenders (ECO) is a community-based organization that begins working with offenders, located in either county or state facilities, during their incarceration. Presentations on employment topics are given prior to release. ECO assists recently released offenders as well. It offers transportation for job searches and provides transportation to and from new jobs. ECO also provides housing and clothing referrals for those recently released prisoners. ECO maintains a 20 bed live-in transitional center where recently released female prisoners are encouraged to reconnect with their children and participate in parenting classes.   Passage Home  712 West Johnson Street  Raleigh, NC 27603  Phone: (919) 843-0666  Website: www.passagehome.org  Passage Home (PH) is a faith based, non-profit, community development corporation providing housing and support services to low-income and homeless families, including individuals with criminal histories, in the Raleigh and Wake County communities. In conjunction with PH, a group of women representing various faith communities created a project, Harriet's House, to assist women leaving prison. Services include family mentoring, youth buddies, clothing, furniture, food distribution, housing reconstruction and maintenance, childcare and transportation assistance for participant families.   NORTH CAROLINA CURE (Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants) P.O. Box 49572 Charlotte, NC 28277 Phone: (252) 722-3414 Email: northcarolinacure@yahoo.com or nc-info@curenational.org  Contact Name: Thomas Forbes North Carolina - NCATSA (Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers) President: Robert A. Carbo, M.S.  SOAR Program  Harnett Correctional Institution  P.O. Box 1569  Lillington, NC 27546 Phone: (910) 893-2751, ext. 443  Fax: (910) 893-6432  Email: cra10@doc.state.nc.us   Unfair Appearance in Sex Offender Databases North Carolina Website: http://articles.directorym.com/Unfair_Appearance_in_Sex_Offender_Databas... If you are listed on a sex offender database because of an act that is now legal, here's how to get your name off. This article also covers how public access to sex offender databases works and why this information is open to the public.
Website: http://www.myfirstlink.org/211.shtml 24 hr/7 days, 2-1-1 information and referral service for Cass County in North Dakota and Clay County in Minnesota.   North Dakota Department of Labor  600 East Boulevard Avenue, Deptartment 406  Bismarck, ND 58505  Phone: (701) 328-2660  Fax: (701) 328-2031  Website: www.nd.gov/labor/  Of interest to individuals with criminal histories who are looking for assistance in finding employment.   Federal Bonding Program North Dakota Job Service  P.O. Box 5507  Bismarck, ND 58506  Phone: (701) 328-2863  Fax: (701) 328-4894  The Federal Bonding Program provides fidelity bonding insurance coverage to individuals with criminal histories and other high-risk job applicants who are qualified, but fail to get jobs because regular commercial bonding is denied due to their backgrounds.   Criminal Record Repository North Dakota Office of Attorney General  Bureau of Criminal Investigation  P.O. Box 1054  Bismarck, ND 58502  Phone: (701) 328-5500  Fax: (701) 328-5510  Email: bciinfo@state.nd.us  Website: http://www.ag.nd.gov/BCI/CHR/CHR.html  This is the agency individuals may contact to obtain a copy of their state rap sheet and learn about the process of sealing, expunging or cleaning it up. The criminal record repository can also tell the individual who else is legally entitled to have access to his or her record.   Pre-Release Program  North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation  3303 East Main Avenue Bismarck, ND 58506  Phone: (701) 328-9687  Website: www.state.nd.us/Prisons/pre-release_program.htm  The pre-release program is a comprehensive approach to teaching basic life skills available to inmates within one year of release.   Post Release Transitional Program North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation  3100 Railroad Avenue Bismarck, ND 58502  Phone: (701) 328-6390  Fax: (701) 328-6651  Website: www.state.nd.us/docr/  The North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation's Division of Field Services contracts with private providers for halfway house services. Halfway houses are utilized in two ways. The halfway houses provide services such as aid in job seeking, referrals to community-based services such as vocational rehabilitation, housing, substance abuse treatment, living skills, and cognitive restructuring.   Job Service North Dakota  P.O. Box 5507  Bismarck, ND 58506  Phone: (701) 328-2868  Fax: (701) 328-413 Website: www.jobsnd.com    North Dakota Department of Human Services 600 East Boulevard Avenue, Deptartment 325 Bismarck N.D. 58505-0250 Phone: (701) 328-2310  Toll Free: (800) 472-2622 TTY: (701) 328-3480 Fax: (701) 328-2359 Email: dhseo@nd.gov Website: http://www.nd.gov/dhs/ The North Dakota Department of Human Services' mission is to provide quality, efficient and effective human services, which improve the lives of people.         OHIO Butler County Reentry Initiative 1105 Fourteenth Avenue Middletown, OH 45044 Phone: (513) 424-8284 Email: 3rdevelopment@sbcglobal.net Secondary Office: 505 Garfield Street, Middletown, OH Area Served: Butler County Ohio, primarily Middletown Parent Organization: 3 R Development Case Management for re entrants, referrals to wrap around services, peer counseling for individuals and family members.   Ohio Justice & Policy Center 215 E. 9th Street, Suite 601 Cincinnati, OH 45202 Phone: (513) 421-1108 Email: dsingleton@ohiojpc.org Website: www.ohiojpc.org The Ohio Justice & Policy Center (OJPC) is a nonprofit law office that works for productive reform of Ohio’s criminal justice system by: promoting rehabilitation of incarcerated people; enabling them to successfully reintegrate into the community; and eliminating racial disparities in the criminal justice system. . OHIO CURE Phone: (877) 826-8504  Website: www.cureohio.org  Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants is a membership organization of families of prisoners, prisoners, former prisoners and other concerned citizens. CURE has two goals: 1, to use prisons only for those who have to be in them; and 2, for those who must be in them, to provide the prisoners all the rehabilitative opportunities necessary to turn their lives around.   Haven Homes Transitional Systems 2954 West Central Avenue, Suite 309 Toledo, OH  43606 Phone: (419)536-8390 Email: haven.homes@hotmail.com Website: www.hh-llc.com Advocacy,Advocacy - Legal Assistance, Alternate Housing for Adult Both Males/Females, Alternate Housing for Juvenile Both Boys/Girls,Case Work, Counseling,Facility Based (Inside) Reentry Program, Housing - Placement, Housing - SRO, Housing - Transitional with Support, Housing with Meals, Mentoring, Ministry Development, Other, ReEntry Help Center,Spec Services - Ex-offender   ALTERNATIVES AGENCY, INC. 1804 East 55th Street Cleveland, Ohio 44103 Phone: (216) 361-7359 Fax: (216) 361-7368 Rehabilitation services to individuals post incarceration or by alternate sentencing in order to get back in communities and to be productive in society.   Community Re-Entry 1468 West 25th Street  Cleveland , OH  44113 Phone: (216) 696-2717 Email: csee@communityreentry.org Website: http://www.lutheranmetro.org/index.php/Community-Re-Entry Supporting persons returning to the community after a period of incarceration, persons placed on probation to reduce recidivism and enhance the quality of life for both the persons and community served.   Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative Grant Phone: (614) 752-1607 Contact: Horst E. Gienapp The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections plans to develop and implement the Ohio Community-Oriented Reentry (CORE) Project, which will target adult offenders who are returning to Ohio's two largest urban areas, Cuyahoga and Franklin Counties, and the suburban/rural area of Allen County. Through the CORE Project, the department will partner with various service agencies to address the challenges of recidivism, substance abuse, and physical and mental health issues and to support education, workforce participation, housing, family reunification, faith-based issues, and mentoring. For more information, read this grantee's work plan: http://www.reentry.gov/sar/pdf/wp1_oh.pdf.   Community Connection for Ohio Offenders  Community Reentry Center 993 East Main Street Columbus, OH 43205-5342 Phone: (614) 252-0660 Fax: (614) 252-0158 Website: www.communityconnectionohio.com The mission of Community Connection for Ohio Offenders, Inc., is to provide ex-offenders who are reentering Ohio's communities from prison with a comprehensive, systematic continuum of services, including employment, prosocial skills development, and linkages to community services and resources.   Friends of Women's Re-Entry  Beverly Lograsso 2600 Lander Road Pepper Pike, OH 44124 Phone: (440) 449-1200, ext.162 Fax: (440) 449-3588 Email: baljus@aol.com Website: www.charityadvantage.com/lutheranmetro/wren.asp The Friends of Women's Re-Entry Resource Network supports the work of Women's Re-Entry, a community reentry program of the Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry based in Cleveland, OH. The network provides holistic services for incarcerated women to promote empowerment, self-sufficiency, and community stability.   Richland County Reentry Court Dave Leitenberger, CPO/Program Director 50 Park Avenue East Mansfield, OH 44902 Phone: (419) 774-5564 Fax: (419) 774-6365 Ohio's Reentry Court model offers a unified and comprehensive approach to managing offenders from court, to incarceration, and back into the community. The Reentry Court targets all felony offenders originally sentenced to prison by the Richland County Common Pleas Court. After assessing the effects of the offense on the victim and community, the court develops a reentry plan that identifies the issues an offender must address to enhance his or her eligibility for release and to enable his or her successful adjustment to the community.   Ohio Department of Job and Family Services  30 East Broad Street, 32nd Floor  Columbus, OH 43215  Phone: (614) 466-6282  Fax: (614) 466-2815  Website: www.state.oh.us/odjfs/index.stm  Of interest to formerly incarcerated persons seeking employment.   Federal Bonding Program Bureau of Quality and Community Partnerships  Ohio Department of Rehab. & Correction  1050 Freeway Drive North  Columbus, OH 43229  Phone: (614) 728-1534  Fax: (614) 995-0128  The Federal Bonding Program provides fidelity bonding insurance coverage to individuals with criminal histories and other high-risk job applicants who are qualified, but fail to get jobs because regular commercial bonding is denied due to their backgrounds.   Criminal Record Repository Identification Division  Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation  1560 State Route 56 Southwest P.O. Box 365  London, OH 43140  Phone: (740) 845-2000  Fax: (740) 845-2633  Website: www.ag.state.oh.us/bci/bcii.htm  This is the agency individuals may contact to obtain a copy of their state rap sheet and learn about the process of sealing, expunging or cleaning it up. The criminal record repository can also tell the individual who else is legally entitled to have access to his or her record.   Community Linkage  116 South 2nd Street Hamilton, OH 48011  Phone: (513) 785-5746  Fax: (513) 785-5728 Community Linkage's program provides most of the same services as Community Connections. Its main focus is on assisting anyone returning to the Hamilton area in finding employment, while simultaneously providing social services to try to meet the individual's other needs, including shelter, food, transportation, identification, and other barriers that might prevent the individual from finding or keeping employment.   Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland, Inc.  2295 East 55th Street Cleveland, OH 44103  Phone: (216) 431-8300, ext 282  Fax: (216) 431-4504  Website: www.goodwil-cleveland.org  Goodwill Industries of Cleveland, Inc. has a Post-Release Service Center which offers individualized services to help clients overcome personal barriers to employment, including assistance with substance abuse, anger management, financial management, job seeking, clothing, housing, and food.   Community Reentry  1468 West 25th Street Cleveland, OH 44113  Phone: (216) 696-2717  Community Reentry oversees 16 programs, each targeted towards assisting different populations in preparing for and finding employment following release from incarceration. Services include job placement and readiness and case management. Clients are also referred to assistance with emergency housing, job training, and substance abuse problems.   Women's Re-Entry Network  1468 West 25th Street Cleveland, OH 44113  Phone: (216) 696-7535  Fax: (216) 696-7317 The Women's Re-Entry Network is a program within Community Reentry that focuses entirely on women with criminal records. Services include assessment, intensive case management, individual and group counseling, and parenting classes. The Network also offers information and referrals for housing, employment and other needs. It has offices in the county jail and local women's prison offering support groups and case management. The Network acts as a bridge to services on the outside for women who are being released.   Towards Employment 1224 Huron Road, 2nd Floor  Cleveland, OH 44115  Phone: (216) 696-5750  Fax: (216) 696-5119  Website: www.towardsemployment.org  Toward Employment supports individuals in making the transition into the work place. In addition to supportive services, the agency offers job readiness and life skills workshops, GED preparation, and computer skills instruction. Job placement and job retention support is also offered to participants. Towards Employment has offered its services to low-income individuals and recently assumed management and delivery of the "Ex-offenders and Legal Services" programs formerly offered by Cleveland Works.   Agape/Community Reentry Program  1378 Loretta Avenue  Columbus, OH 43211  Phone: (614) 477-4931  The Community Reentry Program is an outgrowth of the AGAPE prison ministries program. Both programs are part of Christians in the Hood, a faith-based organization. Transition planning begins during incarceration focusing on developing life plans and identifying goals and issues that will be faced upon release. When an individual is released from prison, a needs assessment is done to determine the appropriate level of assistance required. Linkages are made with community agencies to further individual goals. Employment resources, accountability group counseling and educational services are all provided.   Transitions Program: Akron Urban League  250 East Market Street  Akron, OH 44308  Phone: (330) 434-3101  Fax: (330) 434-2716 Website: www.akronul.org  The Akron Urban League's Transitions Program assists individuals with non-violent misdemeanors and felony convictions. The program offers job placement assistance and three weeks of job readiness training, including workshops in preparing a resume and increasing interviewing skills.   Providing Real Opportunities for Ex-Offenders to Succeed (PROES) Employment Connection  1020 Bolivar Road  Cleveland, OH 44115  Phone: (216) 664-4673  Fax: (216) 664-2981  Providing Real Opportunities for Ex-Offenders to Succeed (PROES) is a project of the Cleveland One-Stop Career Center. The program focuses on immediate employment augmented with support services. PROES works in conjunction with the Employment Solutions Program of Alternatives Agency Inc., a halfway house for formerly incarcerated individuals. The intensive two-week program includes life skills training, communication skills, and job readiness preparation.   Solid Opportunities for Advancement and Retention SOAR Program  Greater Cincinnati Urban League  3458 Reading Road  Cincinnati, OH 45229  Phone: (513) 281-9955  Fax: (513) 281-0466  Website: www.gcul.org  Solid Opportunities for Advancement and Retention (SOAR), a project of the Greater Cincinnati Urban League, provides a combination of short-term education and training services with job placement assistance for African-American and Appalachian males and females. This six-week pre-employment training provides job readiness skills for people who may have employment barriers due to lack of work experience, lack of education/training, or criminal backgrounds. The project accepts walk-in applicants.         OKLAHOMA Oklahoma Employment Security Commission 2401 North Lincoln Boulevard Oklahoma, OK 73105 Phone: (405) 557-0200 Website: www.oesc.state.ok.us   FOCUS (Female Offenders Committed to Ultimate Success) 1608 South Elwood Avenue Tulsa, OK 74119 Phone: (918) 587-3888 Exodus House 2624 East Newton Street Tulsa, OK 74110-9800 Phone: (918) 382-0905 These are small apartment complexes where people newly released from prison can live with their families while they re-enter life successfully outside prison walls.      OKLAHOMA-CURE P.O. Box 9741 Tulsa, OK 74157 Phone & Fax: (918) 744-9857 Leader: Lynn Powell Email: okcure@okcure.org  Web: http://www.okcure.org Yahoo Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OKCURE   JOIN - Joint Oklahoma Information Network Website: http://www.join.ok.gov/ Comprehensive listing of services by area.   211 Oklahoma Website: http://www.211oklahoma.org/ The Oklahoma 2-1-1 Advisory Collaborative is committed to the implementation of single points of entry to health and human services in all regions of the state.   ASSOCIATED CATHOLIC CHARITIES 1501 North Classen Boulevard P.O. Box 1516 Oklahoma City, OK 73106 Phone: (405) 523-3001 May charge nominal fee. Will represent person(s) in asylum case(s).   HISPANIC AMERICAN MISSION, INC. 1836 Northwest Third Oklahoma City, OK 73106 Phone: (405) 272-0890 May charge nominal fee. Will represent person(s) in asylum case(s).   Human Skills and Resources Jim Barton, M.Div.  Phone: (918) 283-1423 Languages: English       OREGON Project DOVE STAR Center P.O. Box 980 Ontario, OR 97914 Phone: (541) 889-3616 24-hour Hotline: (542) 889-2000 Toll-free Hotline: (800) 889-2000 Project DOVE provides crisis intervention services for child and adult survivors of domestic and sexual assault in Malheur County. STAR Center services include: 24-hour hotline; on-site medical examinations; advocacy during forensic interviews; and referrals for therapeutic counseling for survivors of sexual assault. Project DOVE provides these crisis intervention services for inmates at Snake River State Prison who have been sexually assaulted and are brought to the STAR Center, as well as to any former prisoner who contacts them. All services are free and confidential.   Q Center 4115 North Mississippi Avenue Portland, OR 97217 Phone: (503) 234-7837 Hours: Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 1-5pm and Wednesday, 4-8pm PST Email: info@pdxcenter.org Website: www.pdxcenter.org The Q Center is a non-profit organization with a mission to increase the visibility of and foster connection within metropolitan Portland's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) community. The Center offers a safe and welcoming community gathering space for LGBTQ programs, events, meetings, and resources and can provide information and referrals for LGBTQ community services throughout the Portland area. The Q Center does not 
 provide direct services, but can provide LGBTQ survivors of sexual assault behind bars with a safe space and referrals to LGBTQ friendly support services in the Portland area. All Center services are free of charge.   Innocence Project Northwest  P.O. Box 353020  Seattle, WA 98185-3020  Phone: (206) 543-5780  Email: jackiem@u.washington.edu  Website: www.law.washington.edu/ipnw  Uses questionnaire to assess viable claims of innocence that can be presented to court. Analysis is more intuitive than scientific.   Innocence Project West 4702 Southwest Scholls Ferry Road #130  Portland, OR 97225 Non-profit group working to free innocent prisoners based on DNA testing, or other compelling factors establishing innocence. Only cases from Oregon for now. No funds to pay for DNA tests.   Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative Grant Phone: (503) 945-9056 Contact: Heidi Steward The Oregon Department of Corrections will provide comprehensive services and supervision for 300 male adult offenders and up to 12 juvenile offenders. The project will be available to offenders returning to (largely rural) Marion County and (largely urban) Multnomah County. Through the Going Home Project, the department will partner with various service agencies to address the challenges of recidivism, gang affiliation, substance abuse, and physical and mental health issues and to support education, workforce participation, housing, faith-based issues and other services as appropriate.   Better People 4310 NE Martin Luther King, Jr., Boulevard Portland, OR 97211 Phone: (503) 281-2663 Fax: (503) 281-2667 Contact: Chip Shields Email: shields@betterpeople.org Better People is a living-wage employment and cognitive-behavioral counseling program for adult probationers and parolees.   Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries  800 NE Oregon Street, #32  Portland, OR 97232  Phone: (503) 731-4070  Fax: (503) 731-4103 Website: www.boli.state.or.us Of interest to individuals with criminal histories who are looking for assistance in finding employment.   Criminal Record Repository Oregon State Police  Identification Services Section  Unit 11  P.O. Box 4395  Portland, OR 97208  Phone: (503) 378-3070  Website: egov.oregon.gov/OSP/  This is the agency individuals may contact to obtain a copy of their state rap sheet and learn about the process of sealing, expunging or cleaning it up. The criminal record repository can also tell the individual who else is legally entitled to have access to his or her record.   Pre-Release Program Oregon Department of Corrections  Central Administration Office  2575 Center Street, Northeast  Salem, OR 97301  Phone: (503) 945-9056  During the last year of incarceration, inmates will be moved to institutions that specialize in release, primarily valley institutions such as the Columbia River Correctional Institution. The preparation for transition will intensify. Inmates will participate in alcohol and drug treatment, sex offender education, and work that closely relates to marketable skills.   Transitional Release Oregon Department of Corrections  Central Administration Office  2575 Center Street, Northeast Salem, OR 97301  Phone: (503) 945-9056  Release Services staff function as a link between the inmate, community and the Board of Parole and Post- Prison Supervision. Inmates submit release plans to their release counselors. These plans include proposed residence, employment, transportation and needed community services. The release counselor forwards this plan, along with available file material and documentation to the local community corrections office where the inmate will be supervised. The proposed plan and information is then investigated and verified. The result of this investigation is returned to the release counselor who then submits all available information along with recommended conditions for supervision to the Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision.   Steps to Success East  1415 Southeast 122nd Avenue Portland, OR 97233  Phone: (503) 256-0432  Fax: (503) 256-5503 Website: dwp.bigplanet.com/steps2success/homepage  Steps to Success East is a program designed to provide comprehensive educational, social, and employment services to enable job seekers to gain the skills and qualifications necessary to obtain permanent jobs or to transition into a new career. This program is a collaborative partnership between Mt. Hood and Portland Community Colleges, Oregon Adult and Family Services (AFS), Oregon Employment Department, Work Systems, Inc., Human Solutions, numerous employers in the Portland Metro Workforce, and state and local community action organizations. Steps to Success is a "One Stop" affiliate for East Multnomah County (meaning the program is open to the public).   ARCHES Project 3950 Aumsville Highway Southeast  Salem, OR 97301  Phone: (503) 566-6927  Website: www.committed.to/arches  The ARCHES Project is located on the campus of the Marion County Jail. It functions as a central social service center for recently released individuals with criminal records who have no housing plan. On-site services include mental health counseling and substance abuse treatment. A tenant rent assistance program helps find and pay for permanent housing for up to two years. A One-Stop job service center at the project offers employment specialist counseling, intake and assessment services, pre-employment workshops as well as employment referrals.   OREGON CURE (Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants) 1631 Northeast Broadway, #460 Portland, OR 97232 Phone: (503) 977-9979 (Portland Metro area) Toll free: (866) 357-2873 (statewide Website: http://www.oregoncure.org Oregon CURE supports the incarcerated, their families and friends by advocating for effective criminal justice policies and practices   Resources for Immigrants Rights and Legal Aid CAUSA (Oregon's Statewide Coalition) 3248 Market Street NE Salem, OR 97301 Phone: (503) 363-1895 Fax: (503) 399-1183 Pineros y Campesinos del Noroeste (Northwest Treeplanters and Farmworkers United 300 Young Street Woodburn, OR 97071 Phone: (503) 982-0243 Fax: (503) 982-1031 Email: Farmworkerunion@pcun.org Website: www.pcun.org Workers' Organizing Committee P.O. Box 12292 Portland, OR 97212 Phone: (503) 236-0825 Fax: (503) 284-4254 Email: woc@aracnet.com       PENNSYLVANIA ActionAIDS 1216 Arch Street, 6th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19107 Phone: (215) 981-0088  Email: info@actionaids.org Website: www.actionaids.org Pennsylvania's largest AIDS service organization with offices in West, North, and Center City Philadelphia, ActionAIDS is a non-profit organization meeting the physical and emotional needs of men, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS. ActionAIDS offers a complete range of services for individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS including: advocacy, information and referrals, case management, housing counseling, and support groups. The Philadelphia Linkage Program provides services to HIV-positive individuals serving time in the Philadelphia County Jail System. Prison case managers work with inmates prior to release in order to ensure that they continue to receive medical, social, and other services after discharge. Referrals are coordinated outside the prison through ActionAIDS prison case managers. Please include the name of the inmate, the police photo identification number, and the name of the holding institution for each referral. ActionAIDS' services are available free of charge.   Philadelphia FIGHT 1233 Locust Street, 5th floor  Philadelphia PA 19107  Phone: (215) 985-4448 Website: www.fight.org Philadelphia FIGHT is a comprehensive AIDS service organization providing primary care, consumer education, advocacy and research on potential treatments and vaccines. FIGHT has several programs designed specifically for HIV+ people who are currently incarcerated and recently released. FIGHT offers support and advocacy services to HIV+ people who are currently incarcerated. FIGHT also publishes Prison Health News, a quarterly newsletter for prisoners, family members, and medical staff, focusing on HIV, hepatitis, and other major illnesses in prison, free of charge. When HIV+ persons are released from jail, FIGHT offers several programs to help them, including peer support, medical care, and education specifically for ex-offenders. Centre Peace, Inc. 1211 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA  19107 Phone: (215) 587-9377 Fax: (215) 587-9902 Provide a reange of legal services, including information on compassionate release and referrals to community-based organizations for prisoner living with HIV/AIDS. Publish AIDS and the Law: Your rights in Pennsylvannia, available free to prisioners and low-income residents.   Kingdom Fellowship Ministries, Inc. 508 Greenleaf Drive Suite 101 Monroeville, PA  15146 Phone: (412) 607-2527 Email: sanford@kingdom-fellowship.org Website: http://www.kingdomfellowshipministries.org Our primary program that has had a phenomenal success with persons who were and are still incarcerated along with their families, is our ADOPT-A-FAMILY Program. This program is designed to do counseling, mentoring, being a advocate, and role modeling. For as long as they need our help, the program is designed to go the distance. Our 12 month program is case specific and the person has to be referred. Once referred, our hands-on approach has worked out very well. We have a very high success rate with the serious-minded participants.   Pennsylvania Prison Society 245 North Broad Street, #300 Philadelphia, PA  19107-1518 Phone: (215) 564-6005 Toll free: (800) 227-2307 Fax: (215) 564-7926 Email: geninfo@prisonsociety.org Website: http://www.prisonsociety.org The Pennsylvania Prison Society is a social justice organization that advocates on behalf of prisoners, formerly incarcerated individuals and their families. Headquartered in Philadelphia, the Prison Society offers direct services and official prison visitation through a network of statewide chapters Provide support for prisoners while incarcerated and upon return to the community, in addition to providing services for their families. The Re-Entry Services Program (RESP) assists former offenders with life and employment skills to become productive members of their communities. The Services to Elderly Inmates (STEP) provides case management and direct services for aging prisoners in state prisons. The Inmate Family Services (IFS) program teaches parenting skills to individuals incarcerated throughout the state. The IFS facilitates Support of Kids with Incarcerated Parents (SKIP), a support group for children between the ages of 8-12 years. The Virtual Visitation Program offers prisoners and their families the opportunity to visit via teleconference when distance prevents families from traveling to visit loved ones.   Program for Women and Families 1030 Walnut Street Allentown, PA  18102 Phone: (610) 433-6556 Fax: (610) 433-1983 http://www.thewf.org Work exclusively with women offenders at the local level. Provide employment counseling, housing counseling, individuals and group counseling, case management, parenting classes, and HIV/AIDS prevention programs. Also operate a small transitional residence.   Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative Grant Phone: (717) 703-5735 Fax: (717) 703-5739 Contact: Kelly Allen, LSW, Grants Manager, PA Department of Corrections  The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections will target offenders ages 14-35, primarily from Erie County. Pennsylvania's reentry program will include services such as community correction centers, employment training, educational services, substance abuse treatment, mental health treatment, medical services, restitution, housing assistance, community support services, life skills training, family support and reunification services, intensive post release supervision, and case management.   Federal Bonding Program Pennsylvania Bureau of Workforce Investment  Labor and Industry Building., 12th Floor  7th and Forster Streets  Harrisburg, PA 17120  Phone: (717) 787-6915  Fax: (717) 772-5478  Website: www.dli.state.pa.us  The Federal Bonding Program provides fidelity bonding insurance coverage to individuals with criminal histories and other high-risk job applicants who are qualified, but fail to get jobs because regular commercial bonding is denied due to their backgrounds.   Criminal Record Repository Bureau of Records and Information Services  Pennsylvania State Police  1800 Elmerton Avenue  Harrisburg, PA 17110  Phone: (717) 783-5588  Fax: (717) 772-3681  This is the agency individuals may contact to obtain a copy of their state rap sheet. The criminal record repository can also tell the individual who else is legally entitled to have access to his or her record. To obtain a copy of a criminal record, a "Request for Criminal Record Check" (Form SP4-164) must be sent to the contact address below, along with a certified check or money order in the amount of $10.     Community Orientation Reintegration Program Pennsylvania Department of Corrections  2520 Lisburn Road  P.O. Box 598  Camp Hill, PA 17001-0598  Phone: (717) 730-2704  Website: www.cor.state.pa.us/  The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections recently began a new pre-release program, the Community Orientation Reintegration program. The first phase begins five weeks before an inmate is released to parole. The inmate is taken out of all other programs and given a "booster shot" of programs, which includes such elements as drug and alcohol programs and anger management. In Phase II, inmates are released to a community corrections center/halfway house, where they receive social services and job assistance and continue drug and alcohol treatment and relapse prevention. If an inmate has not received drug and alcohol treatment during incarceration, he or she is placed in a residential treatment program under contract with the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections for 30 to 90 days. Inmates who have received treatment during incarceration attend day treatment at the community corrections center. Once inmates find a job they are allowed to leave the center and enter regular parole. A description of the program can be found at: http://www.cor.state.pa.us/COR%20Presentation%20Final.pdf   Philadelphia Youth Network John F. Kennedy Center, Room 681  734 Schuylkill Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19146  Phone: (215) 875-3823  Fax: (215) 875-5740   The Philadelphia Youth Network runs Youth Opportunity (YO) centers for out-of-school youth under the age of 21 living in the Empowerment Zone. The centers offer services to youths with criminal records and work with the juvenile justice system. However, there are no specialized services directed towards this population, and there are no focused efforts to gather specific information on clients with records. The centers provide a number of services including re-engagement, job readiness, education services, and referrals to other needed services. Clients receive follow-up services two years following job placement.   Southwestern Pennsylvania Reentry Project Mon Valley Initiative  303 East 8th Avenue Homestead, PA 15120  Phone: (412) 464-4000 A coalition of non-profit organizations (including MUSA and the Mon Valley Initiative) formed in 2001-2002, aims to provide a whole range of services, including job readiness preparation, as well as trying to organize a smooth transition from incarceration back into the community, by making people coming out aware of the resources available to them. The coalition has begun forming relationships with local correctional institutions (FEI Pittsburgh, a nearby state institution has a representative on the coalition's committee and a demonstration program has been set up with 50 inmates at the Allegheny County Jail to assess inmate needs and begin job readiness services). Coalition members plan to offer a matrix of services to anyone in the local area with a criminal record, including housing opportunities, drug and alcohol treatment, mental health services, transportation, child care, family support, etc. People coming out of prison or jail can come to any member organization and will then be referred to other agencies that can provide needed services not provided by that organization.   JEVS Prison Program  Philadelphia Industrial Correctional Center  8301 State Road  Philadelphia, PA 19136  Phone: (215) 685-7114  Website: www.jevs.org  The Jewish Employment and Vocational Service (JEVS) is a not-for-profit social service agency that focuses on enhancing the employability and self-sufficiency of clients through a broad range of education, training, health and rehabilitation programs. JEVS' Prison Program provides vocational training and vocational assessment services to the inmates of the Philadelphia prison system by offering hands-on skills training to increase employability once individuals return to society. Inmates may participate in a wide range of vocational classes, including: welding; building maintenance; horticulture; word processing; desktop publishing; and environmental maintenance. In addition, the "World of Work" program emphasizes the steps involved in seeking and retaining employment, including completing job applications, writing resumes, preparing for job interviews, coping with pressure of the workplace and achieving a positive work ethic. JEVS works in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Prison Society to provide re-entry and other services to the prison population, as well as the growing Adopt-a-Program where public/private sector partnerships are established to help prisoners secure employment or appropriate programs upon their re-entry to the community.   Baker Industries, Inc. Thomas East Byron, Director of Employee Relations  184 Pennsylvania Avenue Malvern, PA 19355  Phone: (610) 296-9795  Fax: (610) 251-9802 Website: www.bakerindustries.org  Baker Industries employs hard to place individuals including individuals serving parole sentences. Baker Industries performs outsourcing services. The agency serves as a transition step toward unsubsidized employment by emphasizing soft skills like being on time for work, good attendance, and productive interaction with co-workers and supervisors. Walk-in applicants are accepted.   Firm Foundation of Pennsylvania, Inc.  28 North 19th Street Harrisburg, PA 17103  Phone: (717) 233-6133  Fax: (717) 754-0017 Website: www.firmfoundation.org  The Firm Foundation of Pennsylvania, a faith-based organization, offers a variety of services to adult men and women with drug/alcohol addiction histories and those who have had contact with the criminal justice system. General reentry services include mentoring, case management and career/job development. In addition, transitional housing for men and fatherhood enrichment services are also available.   Philadelphia Workforce Development Corporation  1617 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, 13th Floor  Philadelphia, PA 19103-1813  Phone: (215) 557-2625  Website: http://www.pwdc.org/jobseekers/jobseekers_workshops.html With more than 20 years' experience, PWDC is the region's premier workforce development agency, serving more than 10,000 job seekers every year. Whether you're looking for your first job, or a new career, PWDC, in partnership with the Pennsylvania CareerLink system and Department of Public Welfare has the ability to deliver a comprehensive set of services to make you the right person for the job. PWDC offers the Fresh New Start program, which is designed for Pennsylvania CareerLink members with criminal backgrounds who face challenges in obtaining employment. Information and referrals are provided to social and job search resources.   CRAM (Christian Recovery Aftercare Ministry) Juanita Edrington-Grant  Chief Executive Officer  509 Division Street  Harrisburg, PA 17110  Phone: (717) 234-3664  Email: juanitagrant@verizon.net  Website: www.craminc.org  CRAM provides pre-release and re-entry services to prisoners and people with criminal histories. CRAM'S goals are to assist clients to achieve self-sufficiency, gain economic stability, develop a healthy lifestyle and live productively in the community. Services are provided in the areas of employment, computer literary, budgeting, obtaining temporary housing,substance abuse counseling and mentoring services.   PENNSYLVANIA-CURE (Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants) P.O. Box 26708 Elkins Park, PA 19027 Phone: (215) 548-8267 Contact: Betty Jean Thompson Email: beteasley@comcast.net  Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants (CURE) is a grassroots organization that was founded in Texas in 1972. It became a national organization in 1985. We believe that prisons should be used only for those who absolutely must be incarcerated and that those who are incarcerated should have all of the resources they need to turn their lives around. We also believe that human rights documents provide a sound basis for ensuring that criminal justice systems meet these goals.         RHODE ISLAND Amachi Program 1540 Pontiac Avenue Cranston, RI 2920 Phone: (401) 921-2434 Email: mentoring@bigsistersri.org Website: www.bigsistersri.org Parent Organization: Big Sisters of Rhode Island Mentoring Children of Prisoners programming for girls only between the ages of 4 to 18.Pair girls with a female mentor for at least one year; weekly or bi-weekly visits in the community   Rhode Islanders Sponsoring Education (RISE) 17 Gordon Avenue, Suite 004 Providence, RI 2905 Phone: (401) 421-2010 Email: santaya@riseonline.org Website: RISEonline.org RISE provides scholarships and community-based mentoring to children of incarcerated parents.   Faithworks Foundation Inc. 70 Beachwood Drive East Greenwich, RI  02818 Phone: (401) 886 6160 Email: mamaguccid@aol.com To establish and operate transitional housing for Christian men coming out of prison and to assist in all aspects of reentry.   Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training Center General Complex  1511 Pontiac Avenue Cranston, RI 02920  Phone: (401) 462-8000  Website: www.dlt.state.ri.us  Of interest to individuals with criminal histories who are looking for assistance in finding employment   Federal Bonding Program Family Resources Community Action  Employment & Training Center  55 Main Street  Woonsocket, RI 02865  Phone: (401) 235-6016  Fax: (401) 671-2944 The Federal Bonding Program provides fidelity bonding insurance coverage to individuals with criminal histories and other high-risk job applicants who are qualified, but fail to get jobs because regular commercial bonding is denied due to their backgrounds.   Criminal Record Repository Department of the Attorney General  Bureau of Criminal Identification  150 South Main Street Providence, RI 02903  Phone: (401) 274-4400, ext. 3  Fax: (401) 222-1331 Website: www.riag.state.ri.us/  This is the agency individuals may contact to obtain a copy of their state rap sheet. The criminal record repository can also tell the individual who else is legally entitled to have access to his or her record. Individuals requesting a state rap sheet must sign a notarized letter requesting a copy of their criminal record and indicate that they are authorizing the release of the information if the record is not being sent directly to them. A $5 check or money order and a self-addressed envelope must accompany the request.   Work Release Program Assistant Director/Rehabilitative Services  Rhode Island Department of Corrections  40 Howard Avenue  Cranston, RI 02920  Phone: (401) 462-2676  Fax: (401) 462-1964 Website: www.doc.state.ri.us  netWORKri Center Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training  Center General Complex  1511 Pontiac Avenue  Cranston, RI 02920  Phone: (401) 462-8000  One-stop career centers in Rhode Island are known as netWORKri Centers. Job and career resource rooms contain Internet computers, faxes, telephones, copy machines, books, newspapers and more. Resume writing assistance, information about local, state, and national labor markets, job listings, hiring requirements, job referral and placement are some of the services available. Information on quality of education and training programs, initial screening for training eligibility, skill testing and assessment, job search workshops and assistance filing unemployment insurance claims are also services offered. A list of locations is available at the following web site: www.networkri.org/layer1/centers.htm   Family Resources Community Action 245 Main Street  Woonsocket, RI 02895  Phone: (401) 766-0900  Fax: (401) 766-8737 800 Clinton Street Woonsocket, RI 02895  Phone: (401) 765-5797  Fax: (401) 765-5789 Family Resources Community Action provides services that include classroom training, as well as opportunities to practice job skills in a professional environment. Additional benefits include intensive case management and job placement assistance for those who complete the program. For individuals who meet certain income requirements, there is no cost; services are available to others at various fees. Programs include: Making It Work - Helps low-income clients prepare for employment and find a job; it then provides case management for six months following placement employment. Career Connections - Designed to help individuals receiving public assistance to become self-sufficient. Participants have four weeks of job readiness training, volunteer work experience, then six months of case management following job placement. Summer Youth Employment Training Program - Helps participants ages 14 - 21 develop job and interpersonal skills, and encourages completion of high school. Employment Training Program Linkages - Referral to GED, literacy and other programs or services.   RHODE ISLAND-CURE (Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants) Email: HMLopez@ccri.edu  Contact: Hamlet Lopez, Jr. We believe that prisons should be used only for those who absolutely must be incarcerated and that those who are incarcerated should have all of the resources they need to turn their lives around. We also believe that human rights documents provide a sound basis for ensuring that criminal justice systems meet these goals.       SOUTH CAROLINA Alcohol and Drug Abuse Committee, Spartanburg County Attn: Cindy A. Sheridan P.O. Box 1252 Spartanburg, SC  29304 187 West Broad Street Spartanburg, SC 29306 Phone: (864)582-7588, ext. 215 Email: cindy@sadac.org Website: www.sadac.org Eligibility requirements: Residents of Spartanburg County Fees: Hourly fees for services with indigency considerations; Medicaid and other 3rd party insurers. Application procedures: Call, visit Every person convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) is required by South Carolina law to successfully complete ADSAP (Alcohol and Drug Safety Action Program), if they want to be re-licensed. Effective July 1, 1998, state law requires persons to enroll in ADSAP who have been arrested for zero tolerance (under age 21 with a BAC of .02 or higher) and Administrative License Revocation (ALR). Individuals may be required to attend and complete educational classes, group counseling, or individual counseling. This program's goal is to reduce future risk for DUI and promote community and highway safety. Fees for ADSAP services are not included in court costs. To determine eligibility for a Provisional (temporary) Driver's License, call the office. ADSAP groups are offered on week nights and Saturday mornings.   Alston-Wilkes Society Attn:Barbara Rippy, Community Service Coordinator for Midlands 3519 Medical Drive Columbia, SC 29203 Phone: (803) 799-2490 Fax: (803) 540-7223 Email: brippy@alstonwilkessociety.org Website:  http://www.alstonwilkessociety.org/ The Alston Wilkes Society extends a helping hand to those who are most at-risk and helps rebuild their lives through rehabilitation and prevention services. AWS was founded to provide services to adults who were being released from federal correctional facilities, and has grown to increase our service reach to include homeless veterans, at-risk families and disadvantaged and troubled youth. Programs include: Community Services - Midlands Region, Veterans Services, Youth Administration, and Adult/Youth Residential Services Administration. Eligibility requirements: Offenders, ex-offenders, veterans, homeless. Application procedures: Interview process Motto: "Serving adult and youth offenders. Rebuilding lives for a safer community." Funding: Contributions; United Way   Campbell pre-Release Center 4530 Broad River Road Columbia, SC 29210 Phone: (803) 896-8560 Website: http://www.doc.sc.gov/institutions/campbell.jsp The Center provides an environment conducive to rehabilitation through work programming, pre-release programming/training, and other relevant programs as a means of reintegrating the offender back into the community. Adult Basic Education offered through Correctional Learning Network.   Catawba Pre-Release Center 1030 Milling Road Rock Hill, SC 29730 Phone: (803) 325-5361 or (803) 734-9946 The Center provides an environment conducive to rehabilitation through work programming, pre-release programming/training, and other relevant programs as a means of reintegrating the offender into the community.   Division of Young Offender Services S.C. Department of Corrections Attn: Kathy B. Thompson, Director P.O. Box 21787 Columbia, SC 29221-1787 Phone: (803) 896-1772 or (803) 896-1856 Fax: (803) 896-1597 Website:  http://www.doc.sc.gov/programs/young.jsp Contact for information regarding the Young (Male) Offender Intensification Program and Young Female Offenders Intensification Program (YFOIP), which provides the following programs to offenders: substance abuse treatment, family counseling, academic services, anger management, survivor support groups, social/life skills training, alcohol and drug education, cognitive restructuring, parenting, sex offender treatment. Pastoral, education, recreation and health services are part of the program.   Palmetto Innocence Project c/o Law Offices of Joseph M. McCulloch, Jr. P.O. Box 11623 1329 Blanding Street Columbia, SC 29211 Phone: (803) 779-0005 Email: joemcculloch@bellsouth.net The Innocence Project's groundbreaking use of DNA technology to free innocent people has provided irrefutable proof that wrongful convictions are not isolated or rare events but instead arise from systemic defects. Now an independent nonprofit organization closely affiliated with Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University, the Innocence Project's mission is nothing less than to free the staggering numbers of innocent people who remain incarcerated and to bring substantive reform to the system responsible for their unjust imprisonment.   Protection & Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Inc. 3710 Landmark Drive, Suite 208 Columbia, SC 29204 Phone: (803) 782-0639 (voice/TDD) Website: http://www.pandasc.org Provides legal assistance on conditions and treatment issues to prisoners with disabilities. Does not do criminal work County   Soteria World Outreach Ministry, Inc c/o Jerry Blassingame 80 Byrdland Drive Greenville, SC 29607-2702 South Carolina Cure P.O. Box 504 Newberry, SC 29108  Phone: (803)276-8602 Email: curesc@bellsouth.net  Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants is a membership organization of families of prisoners, prisoners, former prisoners and other concerned citizens. CURE has two goals: 1, to use prisons only for those who have to be in them; and 2, for those who must be in them, to provide the prisoners all the rehabilitative opportunities necessary to turn their lives around   South Carolina Employment Security Commission 1550 Gadsden Street P.O. Box 995 Columbia, South Carolina 29202 Phone: (803)737-2588 Fax: (803)737-0140 Email: ui@sces.org Employment Service Columbia Area: (803) 737-JOBS, (803)737-5627 Employment: Lexington Area: (803) 359- 6131 Columbia Unemployment Office: (803) 737-5627 Website: http://www.sces.org/Jobs/es.htm (Offers links to Workforce Centers in all 37 counties.) Unemployed workers (or anyone seeking employment) may obtain assistance from a statewide network of Employment Service Offices. Services include testing, counseling, and referral to jobs. The Employment Service Offices assists all employers, large or small, to fill their jobs quickly with qualified personnel. All employment services are free to the public.       SOUTH DAKOTA Innocence Project of South Dakota University of South Dakota School of Law 414 East Clark Street Vermillion, SD 57069 Mr. Bryan Hall, President Email:  IPSD@usd.ed Website: www.usd.edu/ipsd The Innocence Project of South Dakota's purpose is to provide pro bono legal representation to South Dakota inmates with a cognizable claim of wrongful conviction.   One Stop Career Centers 700 Governors Drive Pierre, SD 57501 Phone: (605) 773-3101 Website: www.state.sd.us Career Learning Centers (CLCs) work closely with the South Dakota Department of Labor to provide education and employment training services that meet the needs of local job seekers and businesses.   South Dakota-CURE P.O. Box 961 Sioux Falls, SD 57101  Email: sdcure@yahoo.com  Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants is a membership organization of families of prisoners, prisoners, former prisoners and other concerned citizens. CURE has two goals: 1, to use prisons only for those who have to be in them; and 2, for those who must be in them, to provide the prisoners all the rehabilitative opportunities necessary to turn their lives around.   South Dakota Department of Labor 700 Governors Drive Pierre, SD 57501-2291 Phone: (605)773-3101 Fax: (605) 773.6184 Contact: Pamela S. Roberts, Secretary Website: www.state.sd.us Our Mission is to enhance the South Dakota workforce by providing businesses with employment-related solutions and helping people with job placement and career transition services.   STAR Academy (State Treatment and Rehabilitation Academy) 12279 Brady Drive Custer, SD 57730 Phone: (605) 673-2521 Fax: (605) 673-5489       TENNESSEE 2nd Chances, Inc. P.O. Box 281972 Nashville, TN 37228 Phone: (615) 484-1500 Website: http://www.2ndchancesonline.org Provides employment training, counseling, referral and support services to ex-offenders in rehabilitation and in their transition in the workforce. 2nd Chances, Inc. was started in February 2006 by three individuals who had a burning desire to empower and help those who had been incarcerated and were facing challenges finding employment after they had been released. Whether it is teaching basic interview skills, job referrals, or counseling, providing such services not only increases the individual's chances of success, but it also positively affects communities and taxpayers as a whole.   A Hand Up Not a Hand Out 2300 Frayser Boulevard Memphis, TN 38127 Phone: (901) 598-7062 Webite: http://www.ahandupnotout.webs.com or http://www.ahandupforlife.org Offers life skills training, housing referral, transportation assistance, financial planning & job placement, and/or referral to multiple felony offenders, welfare participants and disabled individuals. This organization is driven by people who want to ensure that disadvantaged citizens receive the opportunity to reconstruct their economic status by rejoining the working class.   Living Development Concepts, Inc. 823 West McKennie Avenue Nashville, TN 37206 Phone: (615) 262-5556         Website: http://bahelpinghand.org Provides affordable housing and life skills for reentry from incarceration (housing assistance, job training and placement, counseling and support services).   Lifeline to Success 4029 Frayser-Raleigh Road Memphis, TN 38128 Phone: (901) 481-5774         Website: http://www.lifeline2success.org Will provide clients with the support that is necessary to reenter society and have a positive impact in their communities by removing the negative perceptions that are associated with a criminal record. We will empower our clients with the tools necessary to become assets to society, while drastically reducing the recidivism rate in the Mid-South.   Other Victim 3540 Summer Avenue Memphis, TN 38122 Phone: (901) 529-7172         Pre-release planning, screening, orientation, housing placement assistance, employment readiness, placement assistance: includes group workshops and individual assistance. Clients can participate in job readiness job-search clinics and mock interview sessions, and also work individually with staff who helps them focus and follow through with personal job search strategies, and can also learn computer skills and prepare their resumes, help to finding and enrolling in vocational training.   Nashville Opportunities Industrialization Center 460 19th Circle North Nashville, TN 37203 Phone: (615) 248-2906         Website: http://www.oicnashville.org OIV will enable the unemployed and underemployed who are ready and willing to achieve a better quality of life.   Project Return, Inc. 1200 Division Street, Suite 200 Nashville, TN 37203-4000 Phone: (615) 327-9654         Fax: (615) 327-3881 Email: pri@projectreturninc.org Website: http://www.projectreturninc.org Additional information: http://givingmatters.guidestar.org/NonprofitProfile.aspx?OrgId=1967
        NORTH DAKOTA FIRSTLINK (NORTH DAKOTA) P.O. Box 447 Fargo, ND  58107 Phone: (701) 235-7335 Alternate: (800) 543-7709 Contact: Call 2-1-1 from service area Email: info@myfirstlink.org 
 Founded in 1979, Project Return, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the rehabilitation of Middle Tennessee's prison population for the good of the community as a whole. Nearly three decades of experience have resulted in a holistic case management approach designed to provide services that ensure quality, cost-effective assistance and support for former offenders and their families. The agency provides training and assistance designed to increase employability, improve life skills and coping skills, all in the hope of reducing the likelihood of recidivism. 1000 2nd Avenue North Nashville, TN 37202-1028 Phone: (615) 532-4000        Website: http://www.state.tn.us/humanserv  Food Stamps, Families First, Medicaid, Tenncare   Tennessee Justice Center 301 Charlotte Avenue Nashville, TN 37201 Phone:  (615) 255-0331 Toll Free:  (877) 608-1009  Contact: Gordon Bonnyman        Email: info@tnjustice.org Website: www.tnjustice.org The Tennessee Justice Center is a non-profit, public interest law and advocacy firm serving the poor. We give priority to policy issues and civil cases in which the most basic necessities of life are at stake, and where our advocacy can benefit families statewide. We work to empower our clients - who drive our work - by holding government accountable for its policies and actions. Advocacy Services Health Insurance Information Legal Counseling (including low income)   The Theotherapy Project P.O. Box 60364 Nashville, TN 37206 Phone: (615) 525-3841 Website: http://www.theotherapyproject.com The Theotherapy Project is a faith-based organization offering conflict resolution principles, programs and support groups to incarcerated men and women with the goal of restoring families and reducing recidivism. The Theotherapy Project is a 501(c)3 non-profit ministry, and partner of the Good Neighbor Foundation, LLC.       TRICOR 240 Great Circle Road, Suite 310 Nashville, TN 37228 Phone: (615) 741-5705         Website: http://www.tricor.org The agency was created to provide occupational and life skills training for Tennessee's incarcerated population through job training, program opportunities, and transitional services designed to assist offenders with a successful reintegration into society. TRICOR's philosophy is to effectively manage revenue supported industry, agriculture, and service operations for the purpose of employing and training offenders, providing quality products and services, and assisting in transition services, all of which reduce the cost of government.   WesTCORE 111 South Highland #174 Memphis, TN 38111 Phone: (901) 218-5423         Website: http://www.westcore.org West TN Coalition for Offender Re-Entry is a consortium of 8 halfway houses, male and female, and several supporting service agencies whose primary focus is supporting men and women leaving incarceration. Most members are non profits and faith-based agencies serving Memphis and West Tennessee.     TEXAS Association of X-Offenders, Inc. 219 East William Joel Bryan Parkway P.O. Box 3785 Bryan, TX 77805 Phone: (979) 775-9200  Fax: (979) 775-9200  Email: tax@offenders.org Website: www.xoffenders.org The Association of X-Offenders, Inc. (TAX) provides self-help support group, information, referrals, mentoring, and religious ministry.   Austin Resource Center for the Homeless (ARCH) Location: 500 East 7th St. (at Neches) Austin, Texas Phone: (512)-305-4100 Fax: (512)-476-7243 Web Site: http://www.frontsteps.org/ This is a multi-purpose facility designed to meet the needs of many segments of the homeless population. The ARCH is made up of three components: a 100-bed shelter for men, a day resource center, and a health clinic for all homeless persons. The shelter capacity will be expanded to 250 men during extreme weather.     Exodus Ministries, Inc. 4630 Munger Avenue, #10 Dallas, TX 75204 Phone:  (214) 827-3772 Website: www.exodusministry.4t.com Exodus Ministries, Inc. provides aftercare and transitional services to people with criminal records by providing a place to live, employment training and placement, life skills and transportation.   Federal Bonding Program Project RIO, Texas Workforce Commission 1117 Trinity Street, Room 202T Austin, TX 78778 Phone: (512) 463-0834  Fax: (512) 936-3090  Website: http://www.twc.state.tx.us/ The Federal Bonding Program provides fidelity bonding insurance coverage to individuals with criminal histories and other high-risk job applicants who are qualified, but fail to get jobs because regular commercial bonding is denied due to their backgrounds.   Goodwill Industries of Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana 460 Wall Street Beaumont, TX 77701 Phone: (409) 838-9911 Fax: (409) 832-1822 Website: www.goodwillbmt.org Goodwill Industries provides training, skill development and work opportunities for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment.   Goodwill Industries of Dallas 2800 North Hampton Road Dallas, TX 75112 Phone: (214) 638-2800  Fax: (214) 638-7926  Email: give@goodwilldallas.org Website: www.goodwilldallas.org Goodwill Industries of Houston 2030 Westheimer Houston, TX 77098 Phone: (713) 699-6311  Fax:  (713) 529-5302  Website: www.goodwillhouston.org Goodwill Industries of Houston offers assistance to individuals with criminal records who are referred to them by the Texas Rehabilitation Commission or Texas Workforce Commission. Instruction in soft skills, such as resume writing, interview techniques, and workplace responsibilities is given. Basic computer skills as well as basic accounting and finance techniques are taught. Job training for employment at Jiffy Lube is also available.   HoustonWorks USA 600 Jefferson, Suite 900 Houston, TX 77002 Phone: 713-654-1919  Website: www.houstonworks.com HoustonWorks USA is the largest operator of workforce centers in the Houston and greater Harris County region. These centers provide local access to job search services and programs for adults 18 years and older. Three youth centers have been established within the Fifth Ward, Third Ward, and East End communities to address the unique job search concerns of youth between the ages of 14 and 25. Training is available in career fields such as healthcare, business, computers and education. Additional information about HoustonWorks USA is available by calling 713-655-WORK.   InnerChange Freedom Initiative Carol S Vance Unit Richmond, Texas 77469 Phone: (281) 277-8707         Fax: (281) 277-8701 Contact:  Gayle Foster Email: gayle_foster@pfm.org Website: http://www.ifiprison.org/state-programs/texas Texas IFI Director: Tommie Dorsett Reentry Manager: Marlon Smith Operates re-entry program for prisoners upon release; provides resources to prisoners and families of prisoners Located at the Carol S. Vance Unit near Houston Texas, IFI offers programming for 300 offenders. Offenders who are classified as "minimum-in" or lower custody may be assigned to The Carol Vance facility. Currently, only those offenders returning to the Houston and Dallas/Ft. Worth area may participate in the program.   Mothers/Fathers for the Advancement of Social Systems (MASS Inc.) P.O. Box 225067 Dallas, TX 75222 Phone: (214) 821-8810 Fax:  214-824-6891 ·         Mothers [Fathers] for the Advancement of Social Systems, Inc. (MASS Inc.) is a non-profit organization that provides support services for individuals released from Texas State Prison. Services include, but are not limited to, assisting individuals in securing housing, employment, counseling, and any necessary support that eases re-entry transition. Another important mission of MASS is to help free innocent individuals who are imprisoned.   Prisoner Reentry Initiative Pre-Release Program Two Financial Plaza, Suite 370 Huntsville, Texas  77340 Phone:  (936) 437-2840 Contact: Pam Carey, RRPD - Program Specialist Website: http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/pgm&svcs/pgms&svcs-pri-pre-release-pgm.htm The mission of the Prisoner Reentry Initiative (PRI) Pre-Release Program is to assess and identify the reentry needs of its participants and to resourcefully facilitate their reintegration process. Program Overview: The program is designed is to meet the needs of the offenders while favorably impacting recidivism rates. Facilitated through a three phase model; the 90-day program includes screening, assessment, and targeted programming on areas that will address the offender's needs. This design offers the offenders the opportunity to develop a plan of action that can be utilized once they reenter the community.   One-Stop Centers Website: www.twc.state.tx.us A list of one-stop centers and affiliate agencies that offer employment and training services.   Project Rio Project RIO Staff Texas Workforce Commission 101 East 15th Street, Room 506T Austin, TX 78778 Phone: (800) 453-8140  Website: www.tdcj.state.tx.us After release, TWC Project RIO staff provide participants with individualized workforce development services including job preparation and job search assistance. RIO participants attend structured job search workshops that focus on basic skills such as completing a work application, preparing a resume and performing in a mock interview. The most important aspect of the TWC Project RIO program is securing employment as soon as possible after release. Project RIO staff ensure that potential employers are aware of and take advantage of special incentives for hiring applicants with a criminal record, including certifying employees for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit program.   Texas Workforce Commissions 101 East 15th Street, Room 618 Austin, TX 78777 Phone: (512) 463-0735  Fax: (512) 475-2321  Website: www.twc.state.tx.us Information about State Department of Labor resources may be of interest to: potential employers looking for incentives to hire individuals with criminal histories; service providers and individuals with criminal histories who are looking for assistance in finding employment; and researchers and policy makers looking at current programs to ascertain what programs are effective and serve their intended purpose.         UTAH Federal Bonding Program Bonding Services Coordinator Utah Department of Workforce Services 140 East 300 South, 5th Floor Salt Lake City, UT 84111 Phone: (801) 201-2931  Fax: (801) 526-9753  Website: www.jobs.utah.gov/services/bond.asp The Federal Bonding Program provides fidelity bonding insurance coverage to individuals with criminal histories and other high-risk job applicants who are qualified, but fail to get jobs because regular commercial bonding is denied due to their backgrounds.   Pre-Release Program Utah Department of Corrections 14717 South Minuteman Drive Draper, UT 84020 Phone: (801) 545-5500 Website: www.cr.ex.state.ut.us/ Prisoners are enrolled in the pre-release program six months to one year prior to a parole date. Life skills and employment skills are taught. Prisoners are evaluated at the beginning of their incarceration and a management action plan (MAP) is developed. Pre-release staff and custodial staff assist in helping prisoners complete their MAP for parole release.   Post-Release Program Utah Department of Corrections 14717 South Minuteman Drive Draper, UT 84020 Phone: 801-545-5500  Website: www.cr.ex.state.ut.us/ There are a limited number of beds available for halfway housing in Utah. Inmates work with parole officers prior to release to develop parole plans, employment plans, housing, and substance abuse counseling.   Unemployment Insurance Office Unemployment Insurance Division Department of Workforce Services P.O. Box 45249 Salt Lake City, UT 84145 Phone: (801) 526-9675 Fax: (801) 536-9211 Website: www.jobs.utah.gov/ui/ Unemployment compensation is a social insurance program designed to provide benefits to most individuals out of work, generally through no fault of their own, for periods between jobs. In order to be eligible for benefits, jobless workers must demonstrate that they have worked, usually measured by amount of wages and/or weeks of work, and must be able and available for work. The unemployment compensation program is based upon federal law, but administered by states under state law.   Utah Department of Workforce Services P.O. Box 45249 Salt Lake City, UT 84145 Phone: (801) 526-9210 Fax: (801) 536-9211  Website: www.jobs.utah.gov/ Information about State Department of Labor resources may be of interest to: potential employers looking for incentives to hire individuals with criminal histories; service providers and individuals with criminal histories who are looking for assistance in finding employment; and researchers and policy makers looking at current programs to ascertain what programs are effective and serve their intended purpose.       VERMONT Vermont Department of Health Access 312 Hurricane Lane, Suite 201 Williston VT 05495 Phone: (802) 879-5900 Fax: (802) 879-5919 Website: http://ovha.vermont.gov/ The Office of Vermont Health Access (OHVA) runs many health insurance programs including Medicaid, VHAP, VScript, and Dr. Dynasaur.   Vermont Department of Housing and Community Affairs National Life Building, 6th Floor One National Life Drive Montpelier, VT 05620 Phone: (800) 662-4553 Fax: (802) 828-2928 Email: arthur.hamlin@state.vt.us Website: http://www.dhca.state.vt.us/Housing/mhs.htm The Housing Division of the Vermont Department of Housing and Community Affairs is dedicated to the goal of increasing and maintaining safe and affordable housing for all Vermonters.   Vermont Offender Work Programs Vermont Department of Corrections 37 Commercial Drive Waterbury, VT 05676 Phone: (802) 241-1103 The Vermont Offender Work Programs (VOWP) offers training in furniture making, printing, sheet metal sign construction, wood sawing, and phone assistance for the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles. VOWP has a partnership with a private manufacturer under the PIE program. (Prison Industry Enhancement - a public/private partnership program sanctioned and regulated by the federal government allowing for interstate sale of offender manufactured goods.) A certification of skills is being developed to validate vocational skills acquired.   Vermont Protection and Advocacy 141 Main Street, Suite 7 Montpelier VT 05602 Phone: (802) 229-1355 Email: info@vtpa.org Website:  http://www.vtpa.org Vermont Protection and Advocacy defends and advances the rights of people with disabilities.       VIRGINIA Arlington Street People's Assistance Network 2708 South Nelson Street P.O. Box 1554 Arlington, VA 22210 Phone: (703) 820-4357  Fax: (703) 820-4405  Email: info@a-span.org Website: www.a-span.org Arlington Street People's Assistance Network (A-SPAN) assists homeless people, including people with criminal histories, lead self-sufficient and healthy lives. A-SPAN works with government agencies, community and faith based organizations and business to: meet emergency needs of the homeless including food and shelter; provide direct outreach, case management and employment assistance, advocate for and create new programs to fill gaps in preventive, emergency and rehabilitative services; and increase community awareness and involvement in ending homelessness.   Offender Aid and Restoration (OAR) of Arlington, Alexandria and Falls Church 1400 North Uhle Street, #704 Arlington, VA 22201 Phone: (703) 228-7030  Fax: (703) 228-3981  Website: www.oaronline.org Office of the Attorney General 900 East Main Street Richmond, VA 23219 Phone: (804) 786-2071 Fax: (804) 786-1991 Website: www.oag.state.va.us Employers and service providers may obtain information from the state attorney general regarding occupational bars, the licensing of individuals with criminal records in certain jobs, and whether the state has laws that limit what employers may ask job applicants or protections against employment discrimination based on a criminal record.   Opportunity House 2708 South Nelson Street Arlington, VA 22210 Phone: (703) 820-4357, ext. 11 Fax: (703) 820-4405  Email: info@a-span.org Website: www.a-span.org Opportunity Place, the newest program developed by A-SPAN, has a primary goal of assisting homeless individuals achieve stable income and housing by providing street outreach, case management, and employment services including job training and placement. Opportunity Place programs are designed to assist clients in addressing their personal barriers to self-sufficiency with the support of staff and volunteers. Food, counseling, clothing, hygiene items, showers, washer & dryer, free local phone call and voice mail answering service, assistance obtaining personal identification, mail drop, and other services are available to homeless individuals, including those with a criminal history   Opportunities, Alternatives & Resources of Fairfax County, Inc. Contact: Employment, Coordinator 10640 Page Avenue, Suite 250 Fairfax, VA 22030 Phone: (703) 246-3033  Fax: (703) 273-7554 Email: info@oarfairfax.org Website: www.OARfairfax.org Opportunities, Alternatives & Resources (OAR) of Fairfax County, Inc. is a local non-profit restorative justice organization providing services to restore people with criminal histories to productive roles in the community, offer options to prosecution and/or incarceration, and support families. Funding restrictions may limit the availability of specific services to anyone not a Fairfax County resident. Some services may be provided to Loudon County and Prince William County residents and anyone who is processed through the Fairfax County court system. OAR offers: employment assistance, including resume preparation, employer referrals, and job readiness training; funds for work uniforms, tools, transportation, and job training scholarships; emergency assistance, including food, clothing, and financial assistance with utilities and rent; counseling to help deal with emotional and cognitive effects of incarceration.   Total Action Against Poverty 145 Campbell Avenue Southwest P.O. Box 2868 Roanoke, VA 24001 Phone: (540) 345-6781 Fax: (540) 345-4461  Email: tap@taproanoke.org Web Site: www.taproanoke.org Total Action Against Poverty (TAP) is a non-profit community action agency helping the residents of 11 cities and counties in southwestern Virginia to escape poverty and become self-sufficient. TAP's Families in Transition component provides direct services to clients through the Women's Resource Center, The Transitional Living Center, Virginia Cares, and Fatherhood Programs. TAP's Virginia CARES program assists individuals with criminal records to return to their communities, their families and society successfully. Basic needs assessments and support services, including employment counseling, assistance with job leads, transportation, resume and application assistance, peer support groups, and referrals to appropriate agencies are provided to individuals with criminal records and their families. TAP's Fatherhood and Families program assists families in distress; families disconnected by discord, by unacknowledged fatherhood, and/or by incarceration.   Virginia Community Action Re-entry System, Inc. (CARES) 145 West Campbell Avenue, Suite 555 Roanoke, VA 24011 Phone: (540) 342-9344  Fax: (540) 342-9427  Website: www.vacares.com Virginia Community Action Re-entry System, Inc. (Virginia CARES) offers both pre-release and post-release services. In cooperation with the Virginia Department of Corrections, Virginia Cares administers a pre-release program called Productive Citizenship, which replaces the life skills program previously offered by the Department of Corrections. Post-release services are delivered from 14 sites statewide and include basic needs such as housing, clothing, and food. Additional services include job development, placement and retention services, interview skills, support groups for survival techniques, referrals to substance/alcohol treatment, and bus tickets to job interviews. Virginia CARES has forged connections with community groups, faith based organizations and volunteers to provide services needed to individuals with criminal histories.   Virginia CURE-Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants P.O. Box 6010 Alexandria, VA 22306 Phone: (703) 765-6549         Fax: (703) 765-6549 Email: virginiacure@cox.net Website: http://www.vacure.org/ A safe, peaceful Virginia for all citizens by meeting public safety responsibilities for restoration of crime victims, the offenders, the affected families, and the community at large.   Virginia Employment Commission 703 East Main Street Richmond, VA 23219 Phone: (804) 786-1485 Fax: (804) 731-0616 Website: www.vec.state.va.us The One-Stop Career Centers in Virginia are known as Career Connect. Services available to job seekers include job referral and placement, referrals for training, and job search, skill-building activities. A wide variety of self-help, computer assisted, as well as printed and video career guidance materials are available. Computers are available to allow easy access to Internet services.       WASHINGTON Crossways Ministries P.O. Box 1954 Auburn, WA 98071 Website: www.crosswaysministries.com Crossways Ministries, a faith-based organization, provides a two year interactive program in 11 facilities promoting responsible living to achieve freedom. Services provided include housing placement, employment, counseling/mentoring and fellowship. Crossways Ministries collaborates with other agencies to better serve individuals with criminal histories.   Disability Rights Washington (formerly Washington Protection and Advocacy System) 315 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 850 Seattle, WA 98104 Phone: (206) 324-1521 or (800) 562-2702 Website: www.disabilityrightswa.org DRW provides information and referral, training and publications, legal representation, and abuse or neglect intervention for individuals with disabilities, including incarcerated individuals.   Goodwill Industries Inland Northwest 130 East 3rd Avenue Spokane, WA 99202 Phone: (509) 444-4319  Fax: (509) 444-4371  Website: www.giin.org Goodwill Industries Inland Northwest offers employment resources to individuals with a criminal history who have been released from custody within the past year. Services include resume writing, counseling in how to address one's conviction history, interview skills and job development. Goodwill Industries relies on employer incentives, including the Federal Bonding Program (bonds are purchased by the state of Washington) and the Work Opportunity Tax Credit. Clients are followed for a one-year period, including re-employment, if necessary, as well as upgrading job levels.   Jewish Prisoner Services International P.O. Box 85840 Seattle, WA 98145-1840 Phone: (206) 985-0577 or (206) 528-0363 for emergencies Website: www.jewishprisonerservices.org   Provides direct spiritual, outreach and advocacy services for Jewish prisoners and their loved ones; works in conjunction with several major Jewish organizations and social service agencies.   People for People 401 East Mt. View Ellensburg, WA 98926 Phone: (509) 925-5311 Fax:  (509) 925-1004  Email: patc@pfp.org Website: www.pfp.org People for People is a not-for-profit organization committed to serving people throughout Washington with employment and training needs.   Pine Lodge Pre-Release P.O. Box 300 751 South Pine Street Medical Lake, WA 99022 Phone: (509) 299-2300  Male and female offenders who are transitioning from higher custody levels are eligible for the program 24 months before their Earned Release Date. Offenders can also be transferred to the facility when they have been in Community Custody or in work release and violate conditions of supervision.   Pioneer Human Services 7440 West Marginal Way South Seattle, WA 98108 Phone: (206) 768-1990  Fax: (206) 768-8910  Website: www.pioneerhumanserv.com The mission of Pioneer Human services is to create opportunities for clients to realize personal, economic, and social development through participating in an integrated array of training, employment, housing, and rehabilitation services. Clients include alcoholics and other chemically dependent persons, prisoners, work release participants and persons on probation and under jurisdiction of the courts. Pioneer Human Services Programs operates three work release facilities for state and county prisoners within its Community Corrections Division. These programs take probation violators and individuals serving the last three- to-six months of their sentences and help them transition from an institution into the community. These facilities apply Pioneer's integrated approach by offering housing, on-the-job training, drug and alcohol counseling and social skills training. Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC) personnel provide the training and counseling elements of these programs, with Pioneer staff running the custodial and job-training components. Pioneer work-release residents have access to the broad range of Pioneer-operated businesses, e.g., food services, manufacturing operations, sheet metal fabrication and finishing, printing, and packaging and distribution. Upon leaving work-release, residents have the opportunity to continue their Pioneer employment and move into Pioneer's alcohol and drug-free housing. Services offered include: life skills training and "cognitive restructuring" that helps change thinking patterns that drive problematic behavior; drug and alcohol counseling and on-site and community 12-step meetings; job, career, and financial counseling; communication skills training and personal hygiene counseling; behavior modification and anger management; and sex offender treatment when applicable. After work-release, women may move to one of Pioneer's housing options, including transitional housing for women with children, and may continue employment with Pioneer, providing these women with a long term, fully integrated support system. To address the special needs of these women, in addition to usual programming, residents also have: overnight visitation for children under 12; residential placement and parenting program for women with infants; parenting classes and support; women's issues focus groups   Seattle Goodwill 1400 South Lane Street Seattle, WA 98144 Phone: (206) 860-5767  General information: (206) 329- 1000  Email: goodwill@seattlegoodwill.org Website: www.seattlegoodwill.org Seattle Goodwill offers three programs: the Adult Basic Education Program (ABE), the Employment and Training Program (ETP), and STRIVE. ABE offers people aged 16 and over the opportunity to participate in classes to improve basic skills in subjects such as reading, writing, math, and computers. ABE also offers basic life skills, English for Speakers of Other Languages, Citizenship, and GED preparation courses, as well as specialized programs such as the External Diploma Program, the Workplace Education Program, and SoundWaves. These courses are free and open to anyone who wants to participate. Classes are small and are designed by and for students. ETP is designed especially for individuals with barriers to employment such as a lack of education and work experience or limited English speaking ability. ETP combines classroom instruction with hands on job site experience, career planning, and job placement. ETP offers customized training for clients with special needs, and also works with employers to design specialized trainings. ETP participants, called trainees, are hired as temporary full time paid employees. As part of the job readiness training process, trainees establish employment histories and gain valuable workplace experience. In addition, trainees take classes that teach vital workplace skills such as computer literacy, business communications, and job search strategies. Trainees also receive program services such as career counseling and information and referral and are offered job placement opportunities. ETP works with some of the region's largest employers to present customized employment training programs.  STRIVE is a privately funded, not for profit employment training and placement program, serving local businesses and individuals seeking employment. STRIVE provides training and placement services for participants and on going support to employers and employees. STRIVE provides intensive training that focuses largely on developing and reinforcing the workplace behaviors, attitudes and skills that are necessary to get and keep a good job. STRIVE participants must commit to four, 40 hour weeks of training. The program is free to participants. Job development staff matches qualified candidates with job openings. However, all graduates must successfully apply for and obtain positions through standard procedures. STRIVE staff maintain regular contact with graduates and their employers for two years to assist in job retention and career advancement.   Tacoma Pre-Release P.O. Box 881038 Steilacoom, WA 98388 Phone: (253) 761-7610  Male and female offenders who are transitioning from higher custody levels are eligible for the program 24 months before their Earned Release Date. Offenders can also be transferred to the facility when they have been in Community Custody or in work release and violate conditions of supervision.   Washington State Employment Security 212 Maple Park Olympia, WA 98504 Phone: (360) 902-9301  Fax: (360) 902-9383 Website: www.wa.gov/esd/agencyinfo.html Information about State Department of Labor resources may be of interest to potential employers looking for incentives to hire individuals with criminal histories, service providers and individuals with criminal histories who are looking for assistance in finding employment; and researchers and policy makers looking at current programs to ascertain what programs are effective and serve their intended purpose.   Worksource Center Phone: (877) 872-JOBS Website: www.wa.gov/esd/work/localconnections.htm WorkSource Center services are delivered to job seekers in a variety of ways, including: self directed efforts, such as kiosks or via the Internet; group programs and activities, such as workshops; one on one consultations; and training programs and business consultations. Services for job seekers include: free use of computers, copiers, phones, faxes and other career resources; internet access to jobs; job referral and placement; classes on how to get and keep a job; information on the fastest growing jobs and wages; referrals for training and other community services; access to unemployment insurance; and translation services.         WEST VIRGINIA Bluefield Housing Authority 1600 Hill Avenue Bluefield, WV 26201 Phone: (304) 325-9653 Fax: (304) 325-9539 Email: cindyBHA@comcast.net Services: Section 8 & Public Housing   Unemployment Compensation Division West Virginia Bureau of Employment Programs 112 California Avenue Charleston, WV 25305 Phone: (304) 558-2624  Fax: (304) 558-5037  Website: www.wvuc.org   West Virginia Bureau of Employment Programs 112 California Avenue Charleston, WV 25305 Phone: (304) 558-2630 Fax: (304) 558-2992  Website: www.state.wv.us/bep Information about State Department of Labor resources may be of interest to potential employers looking for incentives to hire individuals with criminal histories,  service providers and individuals with criminal histories who are looking for assistance in finding employment, and researchers and policy makers looking at current programs to ascertain what programs are effective and serve their intended purpose.   West Virginia Bureau of Employment Programs P.O. Box 1349 Charleston, WV 25325 Phone: (304) 558-0342 Fax: (304) 558-0349  The Federal Bonding Program provides fidelity bonding insurance coverage to individuals with criminal histories and other high-risk job applicants who are qualified, but fail to get jobs because regular commercial bonding is denied due to their backgrounds.   WORK4WV Employment Services West Virginia Bureau of Employment Programs 112 California Avenue Charleston, WV 25305 Phone: (304) 558-1138  Fax: (304) 558-1136 Website: www.state.wv.us/scripts/bep/jobs/ Work4WV is the name of the One Stop Career Centers in West Virginia. Their mission is to provide a comprehensive program of employment, training, and educational services while recognizing the need to enhance the characteristics of the region's labor market and business climate. Listings of the centers' locations may be found on the web site.   Work Release Program Division of Corrections Building #4, Room 300 112 California Avenue Charleston, WV 25305 Phone: (304) 558-2036 Contact: Brad Douglas, Research Analyst Website: www.state.wv.us/wvdoc A work release/study release program is available to inmates who are a year or less away from possible parole release or discharge, have a minimum security classification, have no history of escape or absconding and have a non-violent criminal history. Earnings are placed in a savings account after expenses are deducted including rent, court mandated restitution and/or child support obligations. Pre-release Program: Life skills and employment skills are offered to interested prisoners who are near their parole release eligibility. Program participation is voluntary.         WISCONSIN Badger State Industries Wisconsin Department of Corrections 3099 West Washington Avenue Madison, WI 53704 Phone: (608) 240-5201 Email: steve.kronzer@doc.state.wi.us Website: www.buybsi.com Badger State Industries (BSI) is the Wisconsin Department of Corrections vocational training and work skills development program. Prisoners are taught manufacturing and production techniques in three industries: imaging; fabricating; and textile. Products manufactured include print shop, screen printing, signage, data entry, computer recycling, office and detention furniture, warehouse/trucking, sewn products, seating, garments, mattresses and laundry services.   Division of Correctional Programs Pre-Release Program Wisconsin Department of Correction 3099 East Washington Avenue P.O. Box 7926 Madison, WI 53707 Phone: (608) 240-5800 Fax: (608) 240-3355  Website: www.wi-doc.com The Division of Community Corrections of the Wisconsin Department of Corrections is responsible for supervision of persons released on parole or extended supervision. The Division is responsible for the administration of the Wisconsin Correctional Center System which encompasses 16 Correctional Centers located throughout the state. The staff at these centers work closely with parole officers to aid in the transition of recently-released offenders back into the community. Programming includes cognitive intervention, work experience and work release. There are two pre-release programs available in Wisconsin, one at a maximum security prison for males and one at a minimum security facility for females. Employability skills and cognitive intervention programs are offered.   Division of Workforce Solutions Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development 201 East Washington Avenue Madison, WI 53702 Phone: (608) 266-9700  Fax: (608) 261-6376 Website: www.dwd.state.wi.us/dws The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development is responsible for the delivery of job services. The Division of Workforce Solutions develops and maintains employment-focused programs to serve both employers and job seekers. The Division delivers services through public-private partnerships and the statewide network of Job Centers. The Wisconsin Job Center Directory can be accessed at 888-258-9966 to find the nearest job center. The same information is available on-line at www.ded.state.wi.us/dws/directory Services provided at local Job Centers are listed at www.wisconsinjobcenter.org.     Madison Urban Ministries 2300 South Park Street, Suite 5 Madison, WI 53713 Phone: (608) 256-0906 Fax: (608) 256-4387  Website: www.emum.org Madison Urban Ministries (MUM), an interfaith organization, has a restorative justice project that supports people with criminal histories in their attempts to re-enter society. Four to five volunteers form a "circle of support" to assist program participants with problems that arise upon their release from incarceration. Areas included are housing, transportation, employment referrals, counseling, substance/alcohol treatment, family reunification, child support issues. People with criminal histories may be core members of the support circles and also form a speakers' bureau to address community groups.   The Milwaukee Transitional Jobs Reentry Project The New Hope Project 2821 North 4th Street, Suite 211 Milwaukee, WI 53212-2367 Phone: (414) 267-6020 ext. 230 Fax: (414) 267-6023  The Milwaukee Transitional Jobs Project is a demonstration project funded by the Joyce Foundation to study the effectiveness of Transitional Jobs as a bridge to permanent employment for ex-offenders reentering the community after a period of incarceration. The goal of the Milwaukee Transitional Jobs Reentry Project is to provide qualified employees to Milwaukee area businesses while reducing the rate of recidivism among Wisconsin's ex-offender population creating a successful match between businesses and job seekers.   Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development 201 East Washington Avenue GEF_1, Room A400 P.O. Box 7946 Madison, WI 53707 Phone: (608) 266-7552  Fax: (608) 266-1784  Website: www.dwd.state.wi.us Information about State Department of Labor resources may be of interest to: potential employers looking for incentives to hire individuals with criminal histories; service providers and individuals with criminal histories who are looking for assistance in finding employment; and researchers and policy makers looking at current programs to ascertain what programs are effective and serve their intended purpose. Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Unemployment Insurance Bureau of Benefit Operations P.O. Box 7905 Madison, WI 53707 Phone: (608) 261-2266  Fax: (608) 267-0593  Website: www.ded.state.wi.us/ui/default.htm Unemployment compensation is a social insurance program designed to provide benefits to most individuals out of work, generally through no fault of their own, for periods between jobs. In order to be eligible for benefits, jobless workers must demonstrate that they have worked, usually measured by amount of wages and/or weeks of work, and must be able and available for work. The unemployment compensation program is based upon federal law, but administered by states under state law. Unemployment benefits may be applied for via the Internet or by telephone. Complete information on how to complete the claims process is available at http://www.ucclaim-wi.org or by calling (608) 232-0678 (Madison), (414) 438-7700, (Milwaukee) or (800) 822-5246.        WYOMING   Community Action of Laramie County 1620 Central Avenue, Suite 300 Cheyenne, WY 82001 Phone: (307) 635-9291 Fax: (307) 638-4442  Website: www.calc.net Community Action of Laramie county provides workshops that address self-sufficiency issues including: self-image and performance; conflict and stress management; assertiveness training; career choices; and budgeting. It also provides housing assistance.   EMPLOYMENT SERVICES- Casper 851 Werner Court, #120 Casper, WY 82601 Phone: (307)234-4591 Fax: (307)266-1238 Contact: Guy Hadley Email: ghadle@state.wy.us VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION Phone: (866) 804-9057 or (307)261-2172 Fax: (307) 472-5601 Contact: Amy Jolley-Schafer Email: aschaf@state.wy.us   EMPLOYMENT SERVICES: Cheye
1510 East Pershing Boulevard Cheyenne, WY 82002 Phone: (307)777-3704 Fax: (307) 777-5857 Contact: Andrea Hixon Email: ahixon@state.wy.us VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION Phone: (866) 804-3678 or (307) 777-7364 Fax: (307) 777-3759 Contact: Norma Whitney Email: nwhitn@state.wy.us   EMPLOYMENT SERVICES: Cody 1026 Blackburn Street, #1  Cody, WY 82414 Phone: (307) 587-4241 Fax: (307) 587-8247 Contact: Diane Dijenno Email: ddijen@state.wy.us VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION Phone: (877) 473-7207 or 307-527-7174 Fax: (307) 527-4251 Contact: Schuyler Hinckley Email: shinck@state.wy.us   EMPLOYMENT SERVICES: Douglas 311 Russell Avenue #B Douglas, WY 82633 Phone: (307) 358-2147 Fax: (307) 358-2170 Contact: Guy Hadley Email: ghadle@state.wy.us VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION Phone: (866) 217-1401, (307) 358-4688, or (307) 358-4684 Fax: (307) 358-0163 Contact: Naomi Parkin Email: nparki@state.wy.us   EMPLOYMENT SERVICES: Evanston 98 Independence Drive Evanston, WY 82930 Phone: (307) 789-9802 Fax: (307) 789-5625 Contact: David Bassett Email: dbasse1@state.wy.us VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION 350 City View Drive #205  Evanston, WY 82930 Phone: (877) 473-7208; (307)789-2766 Fax: (307) 789-6129 Contact: Christi While Email: cwhile@state.wy.us   EMPLOYMENT SERVICES: Gillette 1901 Energy Court #230 Gillette, WY 82718 Phone: (307) 682-9313 Fax: (307) 686-2975 Contact: Vermona Petersen Email: vpeter@state.wy.us VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION 1901 Energy Court #140 Gillette, WY 82718 Phone: (877) 474-4086; (307) 682-2672 Fax: (307) 687-2937 Contact: Naomi Parkin Email: nparki@state.wy.us   EMPLOYMENT SERVICES: Jackson 155 West Gill Avenue Jackson, WY 83001 Send all mail to: P.O. Box 1003  Jackson, WY 83001 Phone: (307) 733-4091 Fax: (307) 739-8570 fax Contact: Colleen Dubbe Email: cdubbe@state.wy.us VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION Phone: (866) 293-3742 or (307)733-6150 Fax: (307) 734-0458 Contact: Christi While Email: cwhile@state.wy.us   EMPLOYMENT SERVICES: Kemmerer 20 Adaville Road Diamondville, WY 83116 Phone: (307) 877-5501 Fax: (307) 877-2957 Contact: David Bassett Email: dbasse1@state.wy.us VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION P.O. Box 87 Kemmerer, WY 83101 Phone: (866) 367-6143; (307) 877-9334 Fax: (307) 877-3177 Contact: Christi While Email: cwhile@state.wy.us   EMPLOYMENT SERVICES: Lander 455 Lincoln Street Lander, WY 82520 Phone: (307) 335-9224 Fax: (307) 335-9226 Contact: Burl Gies Email: bgies@state.wy.us VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION 259 Main Street Lander, WY 82520 Phone: (866) 414-3971 or (307)332-4465 Fax: (307) 332-4188 Contact: Schuyler Hinckley Email: shinck@state.wy.us   EMPLOYMENT SERVICES: Laramie 112 South 5th Street Laramie, WY 82070 Phone: (307)742-2153 Fax: (307) 742-4464 Contact: Phyllis Hime Email: phime@state.wy.us VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION 710 Garfield #110 Laramie, WY 82070 Phone: (866) 387-2077, (307) 745-3160 or (307) 742-7482 Fax: (307) 721-3110 Contact: Norma Whitney Email: nwhitn@state.wy.us   EMPLOYMENT SERVICES: Newcastle 2013 West Main Street #102 Newcastle, WY 82701 Phone: (307) 746-9690 Fax: (307) 746-9692 Contact: Vermona Petersen Email: vpeter@state.wy.us VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION OUTREACH (Contact or send mail to our Sheridan Office) Phone: (307) 746-4592   EMPLOYMENT SERVICES: Powell (Contact or send mail to our Cody Office) North Beckman Street & 7th Street, Powell, WY 82435 Phone: (307) 754-6436 Contact: Diane Dijenno Email: ddijen@state.wy.us VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION OUTREACH Phone: (307)754-6411   EMPLOYMENT SERVICES: Rawlins 1703 Edinburgh Street Rawlins, WY 82301 Phone: (307) 324-3485 Fax: (307) 324-8863 Contact: Connie Summers Email: csumme1@state.wy.us VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION 212 West Buffalo Street, #312 Rawlins, WY 82301 Phone: (877) 473-7209; (307) 324-2238 Fax: (307) 324-5535 Contact: Amy Jolley-Schafer Email: aschaf@state.wy.us   EMPLOYMENT SERVICES: Riverton 422 East Fremont Avenue Riverton, WY 82501 Phone: (307) 856-9231 Fax: (307) 856-3468 Contact: Burl Gies Email: bgies@state.wy.us   VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION 609 East Madison #3  Riverton, WY 82501 Phone: (866) 335-3140; (307) 856-2393 Fax: (307) 856-6968 Contact: Schuyler Hinckley Email: shinck@state.wy.us   EMPLOYMENT SERVICES: Rock Springs 2451 Foothill Boulevard, #100, Rock Springs, WY 82901 Phone: (307) 382-2747 Fax: (307) 362-3177 Contact: Pat Brown Email: pbrown1@state.wy.us VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION Phone: (866) 858-4125 or (307) 362-2770 Fax: (307)362-4055 Contact: Christi While Email: cwhile@state.wy.us E MPLOYMENT SERVICES: Sheridan 61 South Gould Street Sheridan, WY 82801 Phone: (307) 672-9775 Fax: (307) 674-9874 Contact: Chanda Richards Email: cricha@state.wy.us   VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION Phone: (866) 423-5989, (307) 674-7529 or (307) 674-6506 Fax: (307) 674-6354 Contact: Naomi Parkin Email: nparki@state.wy.us   EMPLOYMENT SERVICES: Thermopolis 344 Arapahoe Street  Thermopolis, WY 82443 Phone: (307) 856-9231 Contact: Burl Gies Email: bgies@state.wy.us Every 3rd Tuesday of each month, in the Hot Springs Library VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION OUTREACH Contact or send mail to our Worland office Gottsche Rehabilitation Center 148 East Arapahoe Street Thermopolis, WY 82443 Phone: (307) 864-2147   EMPLOYMENT SERVICES: Torrington 1610 East M Street Torrington, WY 82240 Phone: (307) 532-4171 Fax: (307) 532-7649 Contact: Gilbert Servantez Email: gserva@state.wy.us VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION Phone: (877) 474-7493 or (307) 532-4431 Fax: (307) 532-4009 Contact: Norma Whitney Email: nwhitn@state.wy.us   EMPLOYMENT SERVICES: Wheatland 956 Maple Street #16 Wheatland, WY 82201 Phone: (307) 322-4741 Fax: (307) 322-4763 Contact: Gilbert Servantez Email: gserva@state.wy.us VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION OUTREACH Phone: (307) 322-4713   EMPLOYMENT SERVICES: Worland 1200 Culbertson Avenue, #F Worland, WY 82401 Phone: (307)347-8173 Fax: (307)347-3150 Contact: Diane Dijenno Email: ddijen@state.wy.us VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION Phone: (866) 448-4703 or (307) 347-3396 Fax: (307) 347-3496 Contact: Schuyler Hinckley Email: shinck@state.wy.us   Employment Resources Division Wyoming Department of Employment P.O. Box 2760 Casper, WY 82602 Phone: (307) 235-3200 Website: www.wydoe.state.wy.us/doe Employment Resource Centers are the One-Stop Career centers in Wyoming run by the Department of Employment. In addition to announcements of the most recent job openings for both state and private employers, the resource centers offer trained staff to assist in job searches. Many other tools to help find employment are available, including seminars on special topics such as how to interview for a job and special programs for veterans.   Employment Tax Division Wyoming Department of Employment 100 West Midwest P.O. Box 2760 Casper, WY 82602 Phone: (307) 235-3253  Website: www.wydoe.state.wy.us Unemployment compensation is a social insurance program designed to provide benefits to most individuals out of work, generally through no fault of their own, for periods between jobs. In order to be eligible for benefits, jobless workers must demonstrate that they have worked, usually measured by amount of wages and/or weeks of work, and must be able and available for work. The unemployment compensation program is based upon federal law, but administered by states under state law. Center, by phone, or over the internet at www.wyui.doe.state.sy.us   Human Services Commission of Natrona County 800 Werner Court, Suite 201 Casper, WY 82601 Phone: (307) 232-0124 Fax: (307)232-0145  Website: www.hscnc.org Human Services Commission of Natrona Count provides outreach, advocacy, emergency services, self-sufficiency services, employment and training, housing, and volunteer services. from having a criminal history.   Wyoming at Work Email: workforce-center@state.wy.us Website: https://www.wyomingatwork.com/ The Department of Workforce Services is Wyoming's newest State Agency. The Agency is focused on delivering comprehensive and effective services that build a workforce to meet the changing demands of Wyoming's diverse businesses, citizens and economy - hence, the Agency's mission - linking human and economic development for Wyoming's future.   Wyoming Department of Employment 122 West 25th Street Cheyenne, WY 82002 Phone: (307)777-7672 Fax: (307) 777-7672  Website: www.wydoe.state.wy.us Information about State Department of Labor resources may be of interest to: potential employers looking for incentives to hire individuals with criminal histories, service providers and individuals with criminal histories who are looking for assistance in finding employment; and researchers and policy makers looking at current programs to ascertain what programs are effective and serve their intended purpose.