What we do and where we are

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.

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Purchase BTL's newest book, Nurturing Peace: How Families Can Help Incarcerated Loved Ones Change their Lives.
Nurturing Peace
  • The neuroscience of restorative justice

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

  • Tac Buchanan to Receive Award!

    Tac Buchanan, BTL's Amarillo Area Regional Coordinator, will receive the prestigious Governor's Criminal Justice Volunteer Service Award on April 17.

  • 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.

  • Corporation Supports BTL

    Dec. 23, 2013 - Worldwide Power Products announced its continuing sponsorship of the Bridges To Life Program. Read the press release!

  • Living Safe

    November 12, 2013-Bridges To Life Board Member and Harris County District Judge Katherine Cabaniss explains how crime victims help rehabilitate offenders and make our communities safer.

  • New Video Tells BTL Story in 3 Minutes!

    October 8, 2013 - The new Bridges To Life video was generously produced and donated by the John and Laura Arnold Foundation and their new project The Giving Library.

  • BTL Featured In National Magazine

    Bridges To Life'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.

  • Amazing Story of God's Grace!

    Melissa Ward and Mario Ward found each other at a BTL project at the Kyle Unit. Their story will amaze you.

  • The Power of Forgiveness

    Victim and Offender discuss forgiveness as part of Bridges To Life program in Indiana.

  • Find out more about BTL

    More than 19,600 offenders have graduated from the Bridges To Life program. Only 2% of BTL graduates have returned to prison for committing a violent crime. What's so special about the BTL program?


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