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
Listen to The Art of Effective Facilitating by David Doerfler.
BTL Board of Directors
Meet our Board Members
Author and BTL Board Chairman, Kirk Blackard, published a book about the amazing story of forgiveness by BTL Indiana Regional Coordinator Misty Wallace Read More
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 Read More
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. Read More
This video of BTL was generously produced and donated by the John and Laura Arnold Foundation and their new project The Giving Library. Read More
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 Read More
BTL RECEIVED NATIONAL AWARD
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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Resource for Mentoring At-Risk Youth
Partnership between BTL and Houston: reVision provides resources for mentors.
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