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.
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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. Read More
Tac Buchanan, BTL's Amarillo Area Regional Coordinator, will receive the prestigious Governor's Criminal Justice Volunteer Service Award on April 17. Read More
The Bridges To Life 2013 Annual Report is here! Thanks to generous donors, awesome volunteers, and wonderful partners, BTL graduated nearly 3,100 offenders with the help of nearly 400 volunteers. Read More
Dec. 23, 2013 - Worldwide Power Products announced its continuing sponsorship of the Bridges To Life Program. Read the press release! Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
Melissa Ward and Mario Ward found each other at a BTL project at the Kyle Unit. Their story will amaze you. Read More
Victim and Offender discuss forgiveness as part of Bridges To Life program in Indiana. Read More
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? Read More
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