The answer is easy....RIGHT NOW! There are many factors that play a role in making sure your reentry or a loved ones reentry is as successful as it can be. Here are the top ten, according to CENTRE FOR JUSTICE AND RECONCILIATION at Prison Fellowship International.
Key 1: Find Mentors - Identify volunteers or family members to serve as mentors during their re-entry. Freebird Publishers CARES about your success and the success of your loved one. Contact us today to find out more about the inmate services we offer so that YOU can have someone on YOUR side.
Key 2: Reunite Families - Rebuild and repair relationships between prisoners and their families (or friends if family is not an option). Freebird Publishers offers many gifting services to help inmates maintain relationships by letting loved ones know they remember important days and are thinking of them.
Key 3: Develop Communities - Communities of support can sustain ex-prisoners during their transition. Faith communities can serve this role well. Freebird Publishers offers personalized services to help inmates build these connections that remain intact for when the inmate reenters the free world. Not sure if we can help? ASK US!
Key 4: Plan Ahead - Help prisoners make realistic plans for the first twenty-four hours of release. Freebird Publishers offers personalized services to help inmates make arrangements for their release that include accommodations for the first night, transportation to that location, locating food and clothing, and many other details that are so important.
Key 5: Locate Resources Identify resources available to ex-prisoners from NGOs, churches, government agencies and so forth. Freebird Publishers can perform this research for you or your loved one so that nothing is left up to chance for your release. We can help YOU prepare instead of relying on friends and family.
Key 6: Avoid Trouble - Prisoners will confront familiar problems when they return to society. Help them identify friends, family members, locations, and circumstances likely to draw them into trouble, and develop strategies to avoid them.
Key 7: Find Help - Some problems require the help of people with special training.