REACHING BEYOND BARS

To provide all-inclusive services inside and outside of prisons to empower individuals to achieve fulfilling reentry into their communities.

 

WHO WE ARE

Tens of thousands of Georgia’s prisoners are released annually and reenter our communities, and statistics show that 97% of the US prison population will one day be released.  Many wish to become law-abiding citizens and have the best intentions of living a conventional life upon release, yet most are faced with many barriers due to their felony records. As a result, they become our local statistics—the under-educated, the unskilled, the unemployed, the poor, and the homeless. Unable to make it in the “free world”, over 60% are rearrested for a new crime within three years, causing further victimization and a drain on community resources.

Reaching Beyond Bars will break this cycle by providing educational tools and resources, marketable career training programs, computer classes, financial literacy classes, Peer to Peer supportive services, Reentry Partnership Housing, and access to apartment communities that offer 24/7 felon friendly, clean-and-sober living homes. 


Our programs are built around “love for all,” the redemptive agent on which individuals build a firm foundation and begin to make better life choices. 

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"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does"

William James