We often help released prisoners connect with varying types of support including: access to housing, rehab centres, job preparation and employment courses, a church community and more. Through relationships with other agencies nationwide, Crossroads Canada’s staff help men and women connect with the resources they need for success after incarceration. This service is focused on Tier 2 and Tier 3 students, and it is offered free of charge.
How the program works
- A person in prison makes initial contact with Crossroads to request reintegration assistance.
- Crossroads sends the individual a re-entry profile questionnaire, and a letter explaining the reintegration program and how to receive assistance.
- The individual requesting assistance completes the questionnaire and mails it back to Crossroads with his or her release date, location and other pertinent information. Crossroads staff then research agencies that may help the student with reintegration.
- Once Crossroads’ staff identify suitable agencies, the information is forwarded to the individual requesting assistance.
- The individual determines which agencies are most suitable and contacts the programs.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Who is eligible to receive reintegration assistance from Crossroads Prison Ministries?
Any person who is enrolled, or formerly enrolled, in the Crossroads program is eligible to receive assistance with reintegration. Crossroads will also provide letters of recommendation and referrals to reintegration agencies for Crossroads students. We encourage non-Crossroads students to enrol in our program by requesting a student enrolment form.
- Is there a cost for reintegration assistance?
All services are provided free of charge.