Statistics have proven that the key ingredients to success are:
Preparation (Pre-Release Programs) and Aftercare (Post-Release Programs).
There are Four vital things for an inmate's successful transition:
                                                     1.  Pre-Release Preparation
                                                     2.  A safe place to parole to
                                                     3.  A job and/or assistance with college
                                                     4.  Ongoing support
CRI's Pre-Release Program

Our program was developed after our President and CFO realized that the work that they had been doing for many years with inmates at San Quentin was doing a good job, but that the need was so much greater and what these men really needed was a full and well balanced Pre and Post Release program.  In 2008 CRI's Empowered Reentry Program was born.  A program with an extensive curriculum, personalized case management and parole planning.
CRI has graduated 3 Cohorts to date and began our 4th in February of this year with 68 participants. 

CRI's Post-Release Program
As part of our personalized case management we match our clients with a "safe place" for them to return to.  We provide any and all assistance required upon release.  We also have a reentry facility that our graduates can come home to.  Here we offer seamless transtion from our inside program to a successful reintigration into society, provide lifelong support.
Our volunteers have been assisting men in their transition from San Quentin to the streets for over 18 years.  Our first client is a successful Civil Engineer, another was a plumbing supervisor on the Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, another is now the Executive Director of a program for the City of Richmond and takes young men from opposing gangs to places like the UN and Africa.  We have many more success stories, these men have done the work and are giving back to society every day.

Let a few of the men we have helped tell you in their own words what our program means to them
- please view the video below
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1 man -  1 Yr in Prison

Our program
1 man - 1 year
Costs $3,368
a savings of $77,814



112 men have been through our program to-date
57 of them have been released from prison and are
successful, contributing members of society.

All 57 are contributing members of society.
This constitutes a cost savings to the people of California in the amount of

$4,435,398 Per Year

With many more to come!