Bridges to Life
The mission of Bridges To Life (BTL) is to connect communities to prisons in an effort to reduce the recidivism rate (particularly that resulting from violent crimes), reduce the number of crime victims, and enhance public safety.
The spiritual mission of Bridges To Life is to minister to victims and offenders in an effort to show them the transforming power of God’s love and forgiveness.
The Bridges To Life program has two main goals: (1) To reduce recidivism (re-offending) rates of program graduates, thus making our communities safer; and (2) To facilitate the healing process for victims and offenders. Over 39,000 offenders have graduated from Bridges To Life since its inception. BTL has worked in 150 prisons and alternative facilities (93 in Texas), and its curriculum has been used in 11 other states and 6 foreign countries.