Rehabilitation, Reconciliation, and Community Safety. Bridges To Life (BTL) brings healing to victims of crime, reduces recidivism among offender graduates of the program, and helps make our community a safer place.

BTL is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation headquartered in Houston, Texas, with programs in prisons throughout the state of Texas. See our 2014 Annual Report.

BTL Volunteers - Required audio
to The Art of Effective Facilitating by David Doerfler. 

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BTL Board of Directors
Meet our Board Members 


Purchase BTL's newest book, Nurturing Peace: How Families Can Help Incarcerated Loved Ones Change their Lives.
Nurturing Peace
  • Face to Face by Kirk Blackard

    Author and BTL Board Chairman, Kirk Blackard, published a book about the amazing story of forgiveness by BTL Indiana Regional Coordinator Misty Wallace

  • The neuroscience of restorative justice

    Dr. Reisel explains his theory, backed by science, on how restorative justice programs can change an adult's brain chemistry & affect their level of empathy

  • 2014 BTL Annual Report

    The Bridges To Life 2014 Annual Report is here! Thanks to generous donors, volunteers, and partners, BTL graduated over 3,800 offenders with the help of over 500 volunteers.

  • Video Tells BTL Story in 3 Minutes!

    This video of BTL was generously produced and donated by the John and Laura Arnold Foundation and their new project The Giving Library.

  • BTL Featured In National Magazine

    BTL's unique victim impact program was featured in the March 2013 edition of U.S.Catholic Magazine in a story about the growing Restorative Justice movement


Latest News & Events

  • BTL Selected as a 2015 Theta Charity Antiques Show Beneficiary

    Nov. 13-15

    63rd Annual Theta Charity Antiques Show
    BTL is proud to announce we have been chosen as a beneficiary this year. Come out and support BTL and other local charities through this great event.
    Tickets and Event Details

  • Aug. 2015

    We received the ACCA award for program of the year. It recognitizes the chaplaincy program deemed most creative, effective, and outcome-based in the U.S. each year.
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  • Thank you!

    BTL's 25,000th Graduate
    BTL would like to thank our volunteers for helping us reach this momentous occasion.

  • BTL Youth

    Resource for Mentoring At-Risk Youth
    Partnership between BTL and Houston: reVision provides resources for mentors.
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