Rehabilitation, Reconciliation, and Community Safety. Bridges To Life (BTL) brings healing to victims of crime, reduces recidivism among offender graduates of the program, and helps make our community a safer place.
BTL is a nonprofit 501 (C)3 corporation headquartered in Houston, Texas, with programs in prisons throughout the state of Texas. See our 2012 Annual Report here.
Connie Hilton, 12 year BTL staff member, received the Governor's Criminal Justice Award in Austin on April 5. Pictured: John Sage, Connie Hilton, Kirk Blackard (BTL Board Chair) and Tom Mechler (TDCJ Board Vice Chair) Read More
Bridges To Life's unique victim impact program was featured in the March edition of U.S.Catholic Magazine in a story about the growing Restorative Justice movement. Read More
September 23, 2012-BTL Founder John Sage and BTL Board Chair Kirk Blackard urge us to demand a more rational approach to incarcerating offenders. Read More
Melissa Ward and Mario Ward found each other at a BTL project at the Kyle Unit. Their story will amaze you. Read More
Victim and Offender discuss forgiveness as part of Bridges To Life program in Indiana. Read More
Watch this fabulous video about Restorative Justice produced by Dr. Marilyn Armour, friend of BTL and director of the Institute for Restorative Justice and Restorative Dialogue at the University of Texas. Read More
More than 16,500 inmates have graduated from the Bridges To Life program. Only 2% of BTL graduates have returned to prison for committing a violent crime. What's so special about the BTL program? Read More