Learn more about many of the organizations and programs throughout the United States that provide assistance for families of the incarcerated, as well as help prepare those re-entering life after prison.

Based in Oakland, California, #cut50 is an initiative that works to reduce the number of people in prisons and jails through advocacy and community activism.

A New Way of Life
A New Way of Life provides housing and support to formerly incarcerated women for successful community re-entry, family reunification and individual healing. The organization also works to restore the civil rights of formerly incarcerated people ans strives to organize and mobilize formerly incarcerated people as advocates for social change and personal transformation.

Anti-Recidivism Coalition
The Anti-Recidivism Coalition combines educational and rehabilitative programming inside detention facilities, and also provides comprehensive re-entry services for individuals upon release.

College and Community Fellowship
The College & Community Fellowship helps NYC-based women with criminal convictions who have been released within the last ten years earn their college degrees. Eligible women receive individual academic and financial counseling, and community support. The organization also offers a national technical assistance program training other community-based organizations, colleges, and corrections officials in trauma-informed service delivery and college counseling for people affected by the criminal justice system.

Homeboy Industries
Los Angeles–based Homeboy Industries serves high-risk, formerly incarcerated or gang-involved men and women with a continuum of free services and programs, and operates several social enterprises that serve as job training sites.

With a goal to cut the U.S. correctional population in half by 2030, JustLeadershipUSA empowers people and communities most affected by incarceration by offering leadership training to formerly incarcerated people and by leading decarceration advocacy campaigns on the local, state and federal levels.

Lancaster County Re-Entry Management Organization
The Lancaster County RMO gives re-entering citizens access to support and assistance needed to reduce recidivism for individuals in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

New Jersey Reentry Corporation
The New Jersey Reentry Corporation is a nonprofit agency with a social mission to remove all barriers to employment for citizens returning from incarceration.

Root & Rebound
Root & Rebound works to ensure that people in re-entry who desire a second chance have that opportunity and are "re-entry ready" by providing access to education, employment, housing and family services.

SCAFE works to reduce the rate of recidivism by providing support services to promote employment, empowerment, and community engagement for men in transition because Second Chances are for Everyone.

The Doe Fund
The Doe Fund created the Ready, Willing & Able transitional work program to help formerly incarcerated and homeless men reconnect with their families while earning an income and receiving transitional housing, educational opportunities, career development and personalized case management and social services.

The Living Harvest
The Living Harvest is a faith-based nonprofit organization focused on rebuilding the lives of individuals and families involved in the criminal justice system and affected by substance abuse issues, providing food, housing and spiritual and vocational programs.

The National Reentry Resource Center
Funded and administered by the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance, the National Reentry Resource Center is the nation's primary source of information and guidance in re-entry.

The SoulFisher Ministries
The SoulFisher Ministries assists re-entering citizens and their families with educational opportunities, job training, employment, computer literacy and transitional housing.

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