Reentry Services


Personal transformation requires more than just having one's physical needs met. Attention must be given to a person's "whole" being, including his or her emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical state. It is our belief that any program or service that neglects one's moral and spiritual issues cannot offer long-term hope and life change.
 
Cornerstone's Reentry Services are a part of the recovery and restorative programs offered to imprisoned offenders as well as returning ex-offenders.
 
 
Second Chance Adult Mentoring and Transitional Services Program (SCA)In collaboration with Pathfinders, the Second Chance Adult Mentoring Program (SCA) serves both men and women in Federal Halfway House (VOA) and in the Tarrant County jail-based Intensive Day Treatment (IDT) program.  

The program allows participants an opportunity to change their life for the better. Probation officers, counselors, mentors, reentry service coaches and program staff have the privilege of assisting participants in doing this. The program is designed specifically for the participant and it is our desire for them to find a new direction and make positive changes that will help them to achieve success and prevent recidivism.

The reentry team is committed to helping the participants make that happen by addressing barriers to employment, affordable housing and health care, transportation; overcome financial challenges; gain positive life skills (setting SMART goals); counseling and addresses spiritual matters.

 
Tarrant County Reentry Coalition (TCRC)YOU ARE INVITED!  Each month on the 3rd Friday from 9:30 - 11:00, Cornerstone hosts the Tarrant County Reentry Coalition (TCRC) which is a group of concerned citizens and organizations that are working to help ex-offenders returning from incarceration in Tarrant County. The Coalition supports the Tarrant County Reentry Resource Directory, a website that provides Tarrant County resources for individuals, their families, and the professionals assisting ex-offenders to achieve successful reentry. If you would like to be on the Tarrant County Reentry Coalition mailing list, please visit the TCReentry website.

 
Tarrant County Jail Inmate Reintegration Program (TCJIRP)In collaboration with the Tarrant County Sheriff's Department and the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) School of Social Work, and Cornerstone Assistance Network conducted the Tarrant County Inmate Reintegration Program (TCJIRP). The program was a community-based effort designed to prevent adult offender re-arrests and establish successful reintegration into the community. The program worked with eligible men and women (pre- and post-release) who were at a high risk of recidivism and who returned to Tarrant County. In 18 short months, the program saw recidivism drop from 51.4% to 22% which was half the original goal of 40%. Click here to view the final analysis report.