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The Bridges to Life Program for Prison Ministry

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YOU ARE INVITED to volunteer for a 14-week, faith-based program that utilizes the principles of Restorative Justice to help incarcerated men and women change their future!

The Bridges To Life Program:

• Will begin at Warren and Dayton Correctional Institutes in August
• Utilizes volunteer facilitators to guide participants through the program in confidential small groups
• Includes crime victim speakers who tell their stories to demonstrate the “ripple effect” of crime
• Equips you through a step-by-step curriculum that has a 22 year track record of helping restore relationships and help the incarcerated make different choices

To date, more than 52,000 men and women have graduated from Bridges To Life. Here are just a few of their comments:
• “After 21 years of prison, I got my compassion back for human beings and found a way to reconnect with my family.”
• “You find truth within yourself. I never knew the hurt and pain I caused until I heard a victim’s perspective.”
• “In prison, I am taught to be hard and have no compassion. My volunteers showed me what it looks like to put someone else before myself. I guess I’ve been pretty selfish.”
• “’Bridges’ has helped me. I now know that I am a person worth loving. I have hope for the future.”
• “I was going back out there to do it all over again until I got into Bridges To Life.”
• “I am confident that the choices I make will be more thought out. The volunteers listened and helped me think about things in a new way.”

For more information, contact:
Marty Arlinghaus at [email protected]


“I was naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.” –Matthew 25:36

“Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.” –Hebrews 13:3

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