PROJECT – SALVATION ARMY
Many people only think of the Salvation Army only as a quick responder to natural disasters or their annual Christmas assistance drive with the red kettles and bell ringers, but they do SO much more. We are proud to announce our partnership with the Salvation Army. They are an active presence at ECF helping inmates in their rehabilitation process and future crime prevention.
In some jurisdictions, prisoners may be paroled to the direct custody of The Salvation Army. Services include faith-based correspondence courses, prerelease job-training programs, employment opportunities in cooperation with parole personnel, material aid, and spiritual guidance to both prisoners and their families.
Many Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Centers and Harbor Light Centers have served as designated halfway houses where former prisoners can participate in work-release programs. Those convicted of minor offenses often are given the opportunity to accept placement in community service programs at corps community centers and institutions as an alternative to incarceration, or in the last months of their sentences.