what we do
In addition to parole process legal representation for juvenile lifers, Parole Project offers a one-year, evidenced-based coaching program for men and women who have completed long prison sentences.
Our staff begins the process by getting to know our clients through pre-hearing in-reach meetings. Upon release, clients are met at the front gate and assigned a reentry coach who works with them to develop an individualized reentry accountability plan. They become acclimated to life in the community through our intensive residential reorientation program, and our coaches help prepare them for the immediate challenges and reentry concerns specific to those who have served long prison sentences.
During the first three-months of transition, clients are placed in high-quality residential programs and halfway homes, such as The Refinery in Opelousas and Joseph Homes in Baton Rouge. Under the guidance of their coach, these returning men and women begin to practice their newly acquired skills. The step-down transitioning helps ensure that they can successfully navigate a diversity of conditions and circumstances.
guided community reentry
We work closely with community partners to ensure our clients obtain stable housing. As they become more self-sufficient we assist them in relocating to their long-term residence. Coaches continue to work closely with each client for the next year, guiding them through their individualized reentry accountability plan.
Our process has been proven to work, and we look forward to continuing the good work of reuniting people with their communities.
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