Through technology, GTL is transforming correctional facilities into rehabilitative environments by improving the wellness and abilities of incarcerated individuals and providing resources to ensure success for returning citizens.

What are GTL Reentry Services?

GTL’s Reentry Services are designed to start the path for successful return to society by implementing and augmenting programs in correctional facilities that are transformative for both the incarcerated population and correctional staff. GTL’s Reentry Services are also designed to assist people under supervision in overcoming the obstacles and barriers they face when returning to society. By connecting them to the people and resources they need, we hope to increase successful outcomes and reduce the recidivism rate. Support groups, vocational training, second chance employers, and more are available to help better the circumstances of returning citizens.

  • GTL Education provides holistic, evidence-based programming to incarcerated individuals to transform incarceration from punitive to positive in the areas of education, vocational training, substance abuse treatment, life and transitional skills, mental health treatment, cognitive behavioral therapy, job skills/job readiness, financial literacy, business leadership and management, and entrepreneurship.
  • GTL Resources connects returning citizens with necessary training, support groups, and programs in the community post-release.
  • GTL is developing additional applications to assist with the transition from incarceration to community and in removing barriers for returning citizens by connecting them with second chance employers and assistance with effective community supervision.

GTL Education provides educational and vocational training to incarcerated individuals.
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GTL Resources connects returning citizens with training, support groups, and programs.
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Why GTL Reentry?

  • We offer resources focused on the reduction of recidivism while improving the lives of returning citizens and all of society.
  • We partner with the world’s best content providers to give the most choices for educational programs.
  • We scale our offerings to fit your situation and augment your team.
  • We do not “replace” your staff with technology; we implement technologies that increase efficiency.
  • We offer programs that are easy to implement and which scale with you over time.

GTL is a committed partner to our incarcerated individuals we serve, not only while they are serving their time but also as they reenter society. Reentry begins the moment someone sets foot in a facility and continues long after release. We will be there every step of the way.

GTL has over three decades of experience and relationships to inform our knowledge and shape the creation of solutions to support returning citizens on their path home. We deploy our Reentry Solutions on intuitive technology devices that are easy to use and accessible by everyone.

GTL’s core mission has always been to help incarcerated individuals maintain their support network through communication and connection. Developing skills, making contacts, and accessing resources useful for reentry is simply an extension of that mission. We will continue to transform the corrections environment and bridge the gap between incarceration and reentry.

GTL Education: Finding the Right Solution

The combination of proven technology and our Learning Management System (LMS) provides a secure, safe mechanism where instruction can take place inside a correctional environment and beyond.

As part of our Reentry Solutions, GTL offers programs and resources in categories such as: Vocational Training, Career Planning and Development, Job Readiness and Placement, Entrepreneurship, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Substance Abuse Treatment, Mental Health Treatment, Business Law & Marketing, Business Leadership & Management, Mentoring, Transitional Skills, Transitional Housing, Parenting and Life Skills, and Financial Wellness and Literacy.

Correctional Education

Offering credentialed content that covers everything from life skills to advanced degrees

Rehabilitation

Improving an inmate’s life with customized plans that go beyond incarceration

Workforce Development

Preparing released inmates, parolees, and probationers for re-entry as successful, employable adults

Professional Staff Training

Training corrections professionals to improve operational efficiencies and reduce staff turnover

Education Resources Library

GTL’s Reentry Services assist people under supervision in overcoming the obstacles they face when returning to society. By connecting them to the people and resources they need, we hope to increase successful outcomes and reduce the recidivism rate. Support groups, vocational training, potential employers, and more are available to help better the circumstances of returning citizens.

GTL Resources

GTL recognizes that many returning citizens face barriers to success and need access to education, employment, health, housing, legal assistance, life skills, and other essential resources in order to reinvent themselves and turn their lives around.

To help combat issues faced by returning citizens during this worrying time, we put together a list of organizations that can help ease the transition from incarceration to reentry. If you or your loved one has been recently released or is currently preparing for release, please keep these organizations in mind to make the transition a little less intimidating.

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American Bar Association (ABA)
Email: https://www.americanbar.org/about_the_aba/contact/
Phone: 800-285-2221
Website: https://www.americanbar.org/groups/legal_services/flh-home/flh-free-legal-help/

Description: The American Bar Association’s (ABA’s) mission is to serve equally their members, their profession, and the public by defending liberty and delivering justice as the national representative of the legal profession. The ABA has a number of different programs that offer free legal assistance.
Category: Legal Assistance

Department of Health & Human Services
Email:
Phone: 877-696-6775
Website: https://www.hhs.gov/programs/social-services/index.html

Description:  The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) oversees programs and services that improve the well-being of individuals, families, and communities. It offers social services including financial assistance, childcare, and services, as well as self-sufficiency programs across the country that are getting low-income and hard-to-serve families and individuals to work.
Category: Employment & Income, Health, Life Skills

Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN)
Email: [email protected]
Phone:
Website: https://askearn.org/state-vocational-rehabilitation-agencies/

Description:  Every state has a vocational rehabilitation agency that is designed to help individuals with disabilities meet their employment goals. Vocational rehabilitation agencies assist individuals with disabilities to prepare for, obtain, maintain, or regain employment.
Category: Employment & Income

Federal Bureau of Prisons
Email: https://www.bop.gov/contact/
Phone: 202-307-3198
Website: https://www.bop.gov/resources/former_inmate_resources.jsp

Description:  The Federal Bureau of Prisons provides resources for former inmates as they reenter the community.
Category: Education, Employment & Income

Give an Hour
Email: [email protected]
Phone:
Website: https://giveanhour.org/

Description:  Give an Hour is a national network of professionals who volunteer their time to provide free and confidential mental health care to all populations, increasing the likelihood that those in need receive the support and care they deserve.
Category: Health

Goodwill
Email: [email protected]
Phone:
Website: https://www.goodwill.org//

Description:  Goodwill works to enhance people’s dignity and quality of life by strengthening their communities, eliminating their barriers to opportunity, and helping them to reach their full potential through learning and the power of work. Goodwill helps hundreds of thousands of people train for careers and get the supportive services they need to be successful, such as English language training, additional education, and access to transportation and child care.
Category: Education, Employment & Income, Life Skills

Human Rights Watch
Email: https://www.hrw.org/contact-us
Phone: 212-290-4700
Website: https://www.hrw.org/united-states-prison-resources-state

Description:  Human Rights Watch (HRW) investigates and reports on abuses happening in all corners of the world. They provide a state-by-state list of resources for incarcerated and returning citizens.
Category: Education, Employment & Income, Health, Housing, Legal Assistance, Life Skills

Mental Health America
Email: https://www.mhanational.org/get-involved/contact-us
Phone: 800-969-6642
Website: https://www.mhanational.org/

Description:  Mental Health America (MHA) is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. MHA’s work is driven by its commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it; with recovery as the goal.
Category: Health

National Alliance on Mental Health
Email: https://www.nami.org/home
Phone: 800-950-6264
Website: https://www.nami.org/contact-us

Description:  The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI works to educate, advocate, listen, and lead to improve the lives of people with mental illness and their loved ones.
Category: Health

National Reentry Resource Center (NRRC)
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 877-332-1719
Website: https://nationalreentryresourcecenter.org/

Description:  The National Reentry Resource Center (NRRC) is funded and administered by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and is the nation’s primary resource of information and guidance in reentry. The NRRC delivers training and technical assistance, advances the knowledge base of the reentry field, facilitates peer networks and information exchange, promotes what works in reentry, and provides information for people returning to communities and their families.
Category: Education, Employment & Income, Health, Housing, Legal Assistance, Life Skills

Pine Tree Legal Assistance
Email: https://ptla.org/legal-services-links
Phone: 207-774-4753
Website: https://ptla.org/

Description:  Pine Tree Legal Assistance is a Maine-based organization whose mission is to ensure that state and federal laws affecting poor people are upheld, while also addressing the systemic barriers to justice faced by those with low incomes. They provide a database of free legal resources available nationwide.
Category: Legal Assistance

Prison Activist Resource Center
Email: [email protected]/a>
Phone: 510-893-4648
Website:
https://www.prisonactivist.org/

Description:  Prison Activist Resource Center (PARC) provides a free directory of resources to prisoners, their friends and family members. They are often the first point of contact for people to connect with prisoners' rights organizations, community organizations, prison literature and arts projects, family and visiting resources, health care and legal resources, parole and pre-release resources, and the prison abolition movement.
Category: Education, Employment & Income, Health, Housing, Legal Assistance, Life Skills

Salvation Army
Email: https://www.salvationarmy.org/ihq/contactus
Phone: https://www.salvationarmy.org/ihq/contactus
Website: https://www.salvationarmy.org/

Description:  The Salvation Army is working to address the dehumanizing scourge of poverty and injustice and educate the public about what it means to live in poverty – and what they can do to help. The Salvation Army is an international Christian organization that began its work in Canada in 1882 and has grown to become the largest non-governmental direct provider of social services in the country.
Category: Employment & Income, Life Skills

Social Security Administration
Email: https://secure.ssa.gov/emailus/
Phone: 800-772-1213
Website: https://www.ssa.gov/

Description: Social Security has provided financial protection for our nation's people for over 80 years. With retirement, disability, and survivors’ benefits, Social Security is one of the most successful anti-poverty programs in U.S. history.
Category: Employment & Income

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 800-662-4357
Website: https://www.samhsa.gov/

Description:  The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
Category: Health

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Email: https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/contact-us
Phone: 800-221-5689
Website: https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program

Description:  The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of needy families so they can purchase healthy food and move towards self-sufficiency.
Category: Employment & Income, Health, Life Skills

The Lionheart Foundation
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 781-444-6667
Website: https://lionheart.org/prison/state-by-state-listing-of-re-entry-programs-for-prisoners/

Description:  The Lionheart Foundation offers a state by state listing of reentry programs and emotional literacy programs for prisoners, at-risk youth, and teen parents.
Category: Education, Employment & Income, Health, Housing, Legal Assistance, Life Skills

Transitional Housing
Email:
Phone:
Website: https://www.transitionalhousing.org/

Description:  The TransitionalHousing.org website is for those who are looking for transitional housing based on their current needs. Transitional housing is temporary, lasting from two weeks to two years, and helps people break the cycle from their current situation. It is supportive housing that helps fight the homeless problem in today’s society.
Category: Housing

U.S. Department of Labor – CareerOneStop
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 877-872-5627
Website: https://www.careeronestop.org/

Description:  CareerOneStop provides career, training, and job search resources for a variety of audiences. This includes workers with a criminal conviction and ex-offenders—the website offers information, tips, and resources to help people with criminal convictions overcome barriers they might face.
Category: Education, Employment & Income

U.S. Department of Labor – Reentry Employment Opportunities
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 866-487-2365
Website: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/eta/reentry/

Description:  The Reentry Employment Opportunities (REO) Program provides funding for justice-involved youth, young adults, and adults who were formerly incarcerated. It develops strategies and partnerships that facilitate the implementation of successful programs at the state and local levels that will improve the workforce outcomes for this population.
Category: Employment & Income

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Email: https://iris.custhelp.va.gov/app/ask
Phone: 844-698-2311
Website: https://www.va.gov/

Description:  The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs serves and honors the men and women who are America’s veterans by providing world-class benefits and services—healthcare, housing, education, home loans, life insurance, and more—and to do so by adhering to the highest standards of compassion, commitment, excellence, professionalism, integrity, accountability, and stewardship.
Category: Education, Employment & Income, Health, Housing, Legal Assistance, Life Skills

U.S. Government – Replacing Vital Records
Email:
Phone:
Website: https://www.usa.gov/replace-vital-documents

Description:  Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage, and divorce certificates. They also include ID cards, social security cards, military ID cards, passports, and more. These cards help prove who you are, where you live or work, and the benefits to which you are entitled. The USA.gov website provides links to all state agencies that can assist in these matters.
Category: Life Skills

United Way
Email: https://www.unitedway.org/find-your-united-way
Phone: 703-836-7112
Website: https://www.unitedway.org/

Description:  United Way advances the common good in communities across the world with a focus on education, income and health—the building blocks for a good quality of life.
Category: Education, Employment & Income, Health

Volunteers of America
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 703-341-5000
Website: https://www.voa.org/

Description:  Through hundreds of human service programs, including housing and healthcare, Volunteers of America touches the lives of 1.5 million people in over 400 communities in 46 states as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico each year. Since 1896, they have supported and empowered America's most vulnerable groups, including veterans, at-risk youth, the frail elderly, men and women returning from prison, homeless individuals and families, people with disabilities, and those recovering from addictions. Their work touches the mind, body, heart — and ultimately the spirit — of those they serve, integrating deep compassion with highly effective programs and services.
Category: Education, Employment & Income, Health, Housing, Legal Assistance, Life Skills