The Bridges To Life (BTL) program provides a high-impact restorative justice faith based approach to incarcerated offenders.
Exploring concepts from confession and repentance to forgiveness and reconciliation, offenders also hear firsthand from victims of crime and face the true impact of their actions on others.
Through our unique delivery, offenders experience a change of heart that allows them to make positive changes in their lives.
Volunteers facilitate discussions in small groups on a weekly basis. The duration of each BTL class is 14 weeks.
Since inception, over 41,000 offenders have graduated from the BTL program with the help of 2,200 volunteers. Our work has brought healing to victims of crime, successfully reduced recidivism among offender graduates of the program, and helped make our communities safer places to live. We look forward to you joining the BTL volunteer team to change lives of those incarcerated in the TDCJ.
BTL has an opportunity for you to volunteer with The Texas Department of Criminal Justice. BTL classes start in August 2018 and volunteers are needed at the following locations:
Allred Unit in Iowa Park, TX
Beto Unit in Tennessee Colony, TX
Bridgeport Unit in Bridgeport, TX
C. Moore and Cole Units in Bonham, TX
Clements and Neal Units in Amarillo, TX
Coffield Unit in Tennessee Colony, TX
Crain, Hilltop, and Murray Units in Gatesville, TX
East Texas Treatment Facility in Henderson, TX
Goree Unit in Huntsville, TX
Halbert Unit in Burnet, TX
Hilltop Unit in Gatesville, TX
Jordan Unit in Pampa, TX
Lewis Unit in Woodville, TX
Lindsey State Jail in Jacksboro, TX
Lockhart Correctional Facility in Lockhart, TX
Luther Unit in Navasota, TX
Marlin Unit in Marlin, TX
Plane State Jail in Dayton, TX
Scott Unit in Angleton, TX
Torres Unit in Hondo, TX
Woodman State Jail in Gatesville, TX
Please contact Val or Danielle at 713-463-7200 if you are interested.
The content of the preceding message was submitted by Bridges To Life. The BTL program is an approved program to be facilitated at TDCJ facilities.
Check out the below video to hear about the impact of being a BTL volunteer.