Back To Basics Outreach Ministries Inc. Reentry Program is designed to offer encouragement, support, and guidance to propel program participants forward in a positive direction that will subsequently lead to a smooth transition back into society. This program captures the understanding that personal experiences of a successful transition back into the community can be the “guiding light” for newly released participants. This concept is supported by the belief that pro-social activities are the driving force to guide a participant in successful community integration.
Successful reentry is supported by three community-based values/pillars: 1) Active participation in community events 2) Positive relationship with Community Supervision Officers (mentoring program values a working relationship with Probation and Parole) 3) Active involvement in program activities (workshops, seminars, group counseling, and spiritual enrichment)
Program participants receive community direction and guidance from a mentoring system that includes (1) Program Coordinator and (5) Direct Service Mentors. Potential Mentees are individuals in need of guidance to navigate through what is a difficult re-integration process as a law-abiding citizen, productive community member, and responsible family member. Potential Mentees may have various issues ranging from substance abuse, complex family dynamics, housing, employment, and education that can be effectively addressed through group and one-on-one mentoring services.
“To equip program participants with a comprehensive support structure that will advance positive decision making skills and address the barriers to successful family and community re-integration, thereby reducing recidivism.”