Honing Optimism Preparation Encouragement:

Invest, Reinforce, & Re-entry 

Current correctional programming addresses the need for rehabilitative services with great opportunities in the area of transitioning and community reentry. Offenders face life changing repercussions, hurdles, and challenges  during their reentry due to their extreme lack of competitiveness in the labor market, perceived high risk of liability, and obvious disconnect from the ever-changing workplace; therefore, an enhanced emphasis needs to be placed on increasing the offender’s employability and positive assimilation into their community.  This can be achieved by placing increased attention on the measured strengths of their rehabilitation, positive behavior, and evaluated willingness to positively re-enter their community.

Based on the current correctional program structure, there is a great opportunity to close the tremendous gap in the ongoing rehabilitation process and the positive re-introduction of offenders into their community. Specific programs need to be implemented to proactively empower offenders to use their incarceration more constructively and wisely beyond the current perceived incentives and benefits. The objective of preparing for successful reentry into the community should be paramount.  A specific offender program with the objective of facilitating an offenders successful reentry back into the community and increasing their employability is needed.

We always welcome qualified candidates. If you know of someone you feel will benefit from our efforts, feel free to refer them to us.

The Honing Optimism Preparation and Encouragement or H.O.P.E. Program helps to bridge the current gap. The H.O.P.E. Program is intended to be introduced to all offenders upon their initial entry into the a facility. H.O.P.E. is based on a community supported merit building system designed to increase the offenders probability of success after being  and reduce the challenges that commonly contribute to recidivism.

This program is designed for participants who are willing to provide and share supportive evidence of their rehabilitation and strong desire to be positive contributors to their communities. The program addresses the known hurdles and challenges encountered during and following incarceration. Challenges and hurdles during incarceration such as: institutionalized thinking, situational coercion by their peers, and forced adaptation are acknowledged and addressed along with strategies and benefits of identifying and being solution oriented in such situations. The objective is to set long term achievable goals and promote positive behavior while encouraging and promoting positive social skills. The program primarily focuses on individuals currently involved or negatively impacted by the judicial system.  Participants are assisted in securing specific skills and resources essential to become successful and positive contributors to their community.  These essential skills and resources will foster development in the following areas:


H.O.P.E. While on Probation and Parole

Community corrections based programs  also benefit from the H.O.P.E. program.  The program helps to increase the probability of participants’ success by strategically investing in participants who have proven their commitment towards positive change after release from incarceration with supervision as well as those under community correctional supervision in lieu of incarceration. The H.O.P.E. Program not only actively prepares participants to transition back into their communities it also assist individuals at risk for becoming negatively re-involved in the justice system.   

The H.O.P.E. Program creates and maximizes community supported opportunities for participants to provide active execution and evidence of their positive behavior change. We increase the probability of reducing recidivism as well as increasing the probability of participant’s individual contribution to society and their community. Our goal is to encourage and inspire participants towards positive behavior change through facilitating the use of effective supportive services and available motivated resources geared towards promoting personal growth and efficacy.  

Personal Enrollment

After release or while on Probation and Parole, offenders can enroll into the H.O.P.E. Program on their own.

Correctional Case Manager

During incarceration, offenders can be referred to our program based on the approval of their correctional facility

You’re welcome to join our private facebook group. Click –> Project H.O.P.E Group

The H.O.P.E. Program is based on the cooperation of correctional facilities and all  correctional staff members, and  is not intended nor should be assumed to supercede, compete, or challenge, impede, or in anyway or form alter correctional methods, procedures, policies, mandates, and protocols.  The program is at the sole discretion of the approved authority of correctional management and supervision.

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