Portal Houston is on the leading-edge of female specific restorative interventions for women returning home after leaving the Texas prison system. They are here to help women reenter, transition, and find restoration and renewal.
Women are the fastest growing segment of the prison population, yet the vast majority are low-level, non-violent offenders. Women’s crimes are driven by unhealed trauma, socio-economic problems, and substance use disorders. Women are not imprisoned because they are bad people. They are in prison because of emotional, spiritual and physical pain, that drove them to make a wrong choice, take wrong turn, and have their lives spiral out of control. Portal Houston saw the need, and has developed gender-specific programs to meet women’s criminogenic needs and stop women from reentering the criminal justice system forever.