The Salvation Army Pathway Forward program is a residential work-release program designed to help men and women who have been imprisoned successfully re-enter society.
The program not only provides an invaluable service to the individuals served, but also to our society by reducing crime, making our communities safer and preventing recidivism and repeat offenses.
The Pathway Forward program provides residential, social and vocational programming for up to 210 men and women. We offer a safe, secure and structured environment in which offenders are given positive motivation to make effective changes in their lives. Since its inception in 1975, the program has assisted more than 20,000 men and women transition back to their communities.
The Pathway Forward program makes our communities safer. Of those served over the past 18 months, more than 96% complete the program satisfactorily; more than 98% move into stable housing; more than 56% are employed; and an additional 10% are in school or training programs. Research also shows that those who transition to the community through programs like Pathway Forward – which offer structured, gradual, supported re-entry – are less likely to commit repeat offenses than those who return directly to the community.
Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) is a federal law that prohibits sexual misconduct in correctional settings such as prisons, jails, lockups, and community corrections centers, juvenile facilities and Immigration Services / ICE detention facilities.