Community Re-entry

Community Re-entry

When individuals are released from prison, their options for employment, decent housing, credit and more are severely limited. In the face of these obstacles, committing crimes may seem like a necessity in order to survive. At Volunteers of America Texas, we believe in second chances, and we are committed to helping these individuals to reduce recidivism.

We begin working with individuals while they are in prison, helping them prepare to re-enter the community by building life skills and overcoming problems with addiction.

Services:

  • Resolana - Resolana provides connections to resources and an intensive series of gender-specific classes to female offenders while they are still in custody in the Dallas County Jail as well as ongoing support once they are released.
  • Hutchins Residential Re-entry Center- We work with individuals in a halfway house setting as they prepare to re-enter the community, helping them build life skills and overcome problems with addiction. 
  • Fort Worth Residential Re-entry Center - Our professional staff works with individuals in the process of re-entering the community, helping them find employment and identify resources and a network of support they need to be successful. 
  • Fresh Start Re-entry Program -  Helping people in the Houston area who are formerly incarcerated to get the training they need to get the jobs they want and the life they deserve!

Click here for a copy of our facility handbook

For information contact info@voatx.org
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"Had I been sent from prison straight out into the world, I would have been really lost. Volunteers of America Texas has changed my life and turned it around for the better – and for good.”
Report Sexual Abuse or Harassment
Phone: Phone: 817-529-7368
prea@voatx.org

Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)

Volunteers of America Texas complies with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) of 2003 and has a zero-tolerance stance towards all forms of sexual abuse and sexual harassment. VOATX has extensive policies and procedures in place (in adherence with PREA) that are applicable to residents, staff, volunteers, visitors, and contractors. Our zero-tolerance stance includes education, prevention, detection, and immediate response to incidents.

Anyone wishing to report acts or allegations of sexual abuse or sexual harassment may contact the agency’s PREA Coordinator by phone at 817-529-7368 or by email at prea@voatx.org. Individuals may also report to the Bureau of Prisons directly by writing to:

Federal Bureau of Prisons, National PREA Coordinator, Reentry Services Division, 400 First Street NW, Room 4027, Washington, DC, 20534 to report inmate abuse of another inmate. To report an act or allegation of staff abuse of an inmate, individuals can write to: Federal Bureau of Prisons, Office of Internal Affairs, 320 First Street NW, Room 600, Washington, DC, 20534.

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice, PREA Ombudsman Office, PO Box 99, Huntsville, TX 77342-0099, Phone: (936) 437-5570, Email: prea.ombudsman@tdcj.texas.gov.

Volunteers of America Texas has successfully passed a PREA audit of the agency’s Residential Reentry Centers at 800 W. Wintergreen Rd, Hutchins, TX and 2710 Avenue J, Fort Worth, TX, and a PREA audit of our Residential Treatment Center at 4700 S. Riverside Dr, Fort Worth in 2016 and 2019. The audits assess the compliance with the PREA standards for Community Confinement developed by the United States Department of Justice. The standards are available online at the National PREA Resource Center http://www.preresourcecenter.org

In addition, Volunteers of America Texas completes annual PREA Reports which can be viewed via the links below:

PREA AUDIT REPORT FY 2022

PREA AUDIT REPORT FY 2021

PREA ADUTI REPORT FY 2019 (AVE J)

PREA AUDIT REPORT FY 2019 (HUTCHINS)

PREA AUDIT REPORT FY 2019 (RIVERSIDE)

PREA ADUIT REPORT FY 2016 (AVE J)

PREA ADUIT REPORT FY 2016 (HUTCHINS)

PREA ADUIT REPORT FY 2016 (RIVERSIDE)

THIRD PARTY REPORTING FORM