Volunteers of America Texas Merges with Resolana
On October 1, 2013, Volunteers of America Texas merged with Resolana, a leader in empowering women to break the cycle of incarceration.
Like Volunteers of America Texas, Resolana shares a commitment to helping individuals make the transition from prison back into society. Founded in 2006, its innovative program helps female offenders — the fastest growing segment of the incarcerated population — use their time in custody to learn skills and acquire access to resources that will help them re-integrate into the lives of their children, families and communities.
By combining our expertise in addressing incarceration and community re-entry issues, this merger enables us to increase our effectiveness and expand our reach to reduce recidivism by providing a continuum of pre- and post-release services to female offenders and their families. With your support, we will be able to tackle the cycle of incarceration, for this generation and the next.
“When women go to jail, it affects their children and families, and ultimately, our community as a whole. We are stronger when we work together to address pressing issues such as the growing rate of women behind bars. The merger between Volunteers of America Texas and Resolana – two leaders in community re-entry issues – represents a major step forward for Dallas in the effort to bring an end to the cycle of incarceration.” ~ Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings
“Resolana gives women the tools to use their time in the Dallas County Jail productively, with the goal of making it their last stint in custody. Their merger with Volunteers of America Texas, which plants a young, community-based program in a bigger field, creates exciting potential to benefit public safety and save tax dollars by reducing recidivism in Dallas County and beyond.” ~ Dallas County Sherriff Lupe Valdez