Ex-Offender Resources and Keys to Success
Plugging into a local church is imperative. Prayerfully seek a supporting Bible teaching church.
1 Cor. 15:33 “Do not be deceived: ‘Evil company corrupts good habits.'”
Be prayerful and cautious about dating. Fornication will take you out the will of God and cause you to fall. Pray for a spouse if you are not married.
Do not be overzealous and hasty. Take your time to plan out a strategy and course of action by setting goals. It is important to investigate.
Be of Good Courage!
John 16:33 (ESV) Jesus stated, “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world, you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” This is relevant to you. Coming home after a period of incarceration, you may or may not experience the honeymoon stage where people are showering you with things. However, that period is only temporarily. You will encounter the adversity of the world immediately. Don’t be surprised that the attacks may come not only from the world but in the places you least expect as well. The enemy will use whomever he can to tempt you. But if you are watchful, prayerful, and in the word like before you got home then you can be of good courage in Jesus. Hang in there!
What Works in Reentry Clearinghouse
This is a good starting point to find resources for ex-offenders reentering into society. If you church is not aware of some of the programs that you can find on their website it would be good to bring awareness. What Works in Reentry Clearinghouse is a “one-stop shop” for research on many topics concerning reentry and methods of implementing programs.
Past & Future Corporation
Using innovation to disrupt recidivism is the purpose of the Past & Future Corporation (PF). PF is developing a true holistic approach to breaking the cycle of mass incarceration that has been in this country for too long. It is an opportune time to move forward to break this cycle.
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