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Alabama

Re-Entry Ministries, Inc.

Hank or Jackie Gray
2224 - 3rd Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35210
(205) 320-2101

Works with ex-offenders and offers limited services to prisoners.  Numerous programs include support groups for ex-offenders and families of prisoners, church services, job assistance, and AA meetings.  Provides Christian literature free of charge.

  Arizona


Middle Ground Prison Reform

Donna Leone Hamm/James Hamm
139 East Encanto Drive
Tempe, AZ. 85281
(480) 966-8116
Fax: (480) 966-3885
Internet: www.mgprisonreform.com
E-Mail: donna@mgprisonreform.com
Offers counseling, education & training programs, referrals to social service agencies. Advocacy and public education performed on state and national levels.  Direct services are provided statewide in Arizona.

 

Arkansas

Women's Project

Janet Perkins
2224 Main Street
Little Rock, AR 72206
(501) 372-5113

Although all services are provided at the state women's prison, the Women's Project does maintain a job notebook at their office headquarters with information on potential employment opportunities.
 
 

Second Genesis

4823 Woodlawn Drive
Little Rock, AR 72205-0375
Transitional House with space for seven women.  Length of stay varies with individual need (up to 18 months).  Offers job counseling, substance abuse recovery, AIDS prevention, parenting skills, and family enrichment.

  California


Community Connection Resource Center

4080 Centre Street - Suite 202
San Diego, CA. 92103
(619) 294-3900

Comprehensive services for prisoners an ex-offenders.  Re-entry services include pre-release planning in local, state and federal correctional institutions, vocational assistance, assistance with emergency needs such as shelter, food and clothing, and job development and placement.  Also provides residential recovery/re-entry for women on parole.
 
 

Jewish Committee for Personal Service

216 S. Lake Street
Los Angeles, CA 90057
(323) 644-2026

The Jewish Committee for Personal Service (JCPS) is a social service agency that works with Jewish offenders and their families, mostly in the Los Angeles County jail system, but also in some state and federal institutions.  JCPS offers counseling and referrals for hosuing and jobs in the Los Angeles area.  It has a 20-bed re-entry facility at the address listed above.
 
 

Northern California Service League

28 Boardman Place
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 863-2323
FAX: (415) 863-1882
Internet: www.jps.net/ncsl/index.htm
This organization offers after care counseling and referral services for prisoners and their families.  They also offer job development assistance to state/county ex-offenders.  San Francisco County Jail caseworkers act as liaisons between prisoners and public agencies.

 
 

Office for Prisoner-Community Justice (Catholic Charities)

433 Jefferson Street
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 834-5656

Catholic Charities offers counseling and emergency assistance referrals to ex-offenders.  They provide religious, pastoral services in the jails and juvenile halls of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties and victim/offender mediation services.
 
 

VOA Elizabeth Fry Center for women

1251 Second Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 681-0430

Services are provided for state prisoners and their children only including housing, meals, preschool program, AA counseling, computer classes, tutoring, basic literacy skills training and parenting classes, self-esteem counseling, and NA.

Colorado

Colorado CURE

3470 South Poplar, Suite 406
Denver, CO 80224
(303) 758-3390

Prison Advocacy works through legislative channels to reduce crime through reform of the criminal justice system.  Provides prisoners and families with information about rehabilitative programs.
 
 

Colorado Ex-Offender Employment

Colorado Division of Employment Services
639 E. 18th Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 830-3002
Internet: employsvcs.cdle.state.co.us
Provides job placement and referral for ex-offenders.

Connecticut


Community Partners in Action

Deanne Scaringe
Parkville Business Center
110 Bartholomew Ave. - Suite 3010
Hartford, CT 06106
(860) 566-2030
FAX: (860) 566-8089
Internet: www.hartnet.org/~ctpas
They offer pre-trial, community and volunteer sponsor services.  Also, Coalition Employment Services and a Resettlement Program.  Contact the following branch office for  employment services to ex-offenders: 9-11 Willis St., Hartford, CT 06106 Telephone: (203) 5225-6691

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