Preparation, Transition and Stablization

The Black Wall Street USA Inmate Reentry & Recovery National Council focuses on:

Preparation - Beginning 6 to 12 months prior to release, volunteers focus on equipping the prisoners with skills, education, and resources needed to make a successful transition to the outside world.

Transition - When the ex-prisoner leaves the prison gates, reentry volunteers make sure he or she has safe housing, food, clothing, and many other key supports. During the early days of release, most ex-prisoners need daily encouragement and assistance until the initial crisis-levels needed are resolved. Then they need continued weekly contact, spiritual guidance, and emotional support for 6 to 24 months as they find employment, begin to rebuild relationships, and adapt to their new life outside of prison.

Stabilization - Volunteers continue to disciple and assist the ex-prisoner forward establishing consistent personal habits, healthy relationships, spiritual growth, and church commitment. One very important sign of stabilization is when the ex-prisoner become involved in serving others in the community instead of expecting to be served. This phase is an ongoing aftercare process.

Redemption Project and the Salvation Army

A National Stabilization Reentry Aftercare Service

Six 8 Week Sessions

We are pleased to present the Black Wall Street USA Inmate Reentry & Recovery National Committee & Salvation Army Redemption Project. The natioanl Redemption Project is facilitated and managed nationally by Outreach Reentry Ministry, Inc. a portfolio of Stabilization Reentry Aftercare Programs based in Florence, Alabama. Elder Willie Simpson, founder of Outreach Reentry Ministry, Inc. and national director of the Black Wall Street USA Inmate Reentry and Recovery National committee. Salvation Army facilities are being utilized for the Redemption Project in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Mississippi and Texas.

The Redemption Project provides Reentry & Aftercare Services to ex-offenders with the tools necessary to equip them after being released from incarceration designed to increase public safety by reducing recidivism. The Redemption Project programs also provide professional support classes for substance abuse counseling as well as entrepreneurship and job training programs with computer literacy classes for our homeless population for the development and implementation of comprehensive and collaborative reentry strategies