Our programs enable each resident to seek employment as part of their reintegration into the community. This is beneficial to both the resident and to taxpayers. In this arrangement, a portion of the resident’s income is used to offset the coast of incarceration. In addition, the residents are required to maintain a savings account where their earnings are kept until their release.
We strengthen communities by helping people become:
- responsible family members
- dependable employees
- productive citizens
- the challenge of change
- the courage of commitment
- the calling of character
- physical and ethical accountability
- a clean, orderly environment
- a strong work ethic
City of Faith has quietly branched out from roots in Monroe to nestle in other Louisiana and Arkansas communities. For over two decades, they have helped:
support local economies
reduce taxpayer liability
increase community stability
Over 10,000 residents have now completed our programs. Of those, nearly 85% have gone on to lead meaningful, productive lives. Still, City of Faith is more about stories than statistics, more about experience than expertise.
We realize that life is a journey, and that everyone basically wants the same thing: to be recognized, to be cared fr, and to have an opportunity to grow.
At City of Faith, we understand that the front line drives the bottom line, that rights should be linked to responsibilities, and that ultimately, the only choice is choice.
City of Faith is contracted with the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections to operate work release programs for inmates servings the final phases of their sentences.
Placement of residents for work release is determined by statutory and regulatory criteria. Recommendations are submitted by classification officers, case managers, and the Parole Board. City of Faith does not solicit resident placement.
Inmates within two years of their release date or six months prior to their parole date eligibility may be considered for work release. In general, convictions of violent or drug distribution crimes are restricted to no more than six months in the program. Sexually related offenses are not considered for halfway house placement.
Programs at City of Faith include:
Substance abuse counseling
Education and life skills training
Personal counseling and family intervention
Employment and housing assistance
Specific questions concerning eligibility should be addressed to the inmate’s Classification Officer.